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June 16, 2015

How RFID Can Ensure Product Quality and Reduce Recalls

Filed under: News,Newsletter,Supply Chain Management,Technology — admin @ 11:34 am

dataYou can’t tackle the problem of product recalls without data.

We’ve learned of the impact that a single contaminated ingredient can have on a global food supply chain. One small mistake at the outset can resonate throughout hundreds of products, posing a serious threat to public health.

Yet each year brings fresh reports of illnesses and deaths caused by products containing ingredients that either were misidentified or weren’t supposed to be there in the first place. Damage to items in transit can have also a serious impact. So how can companies put a stop to this seemingly intractable problem?

From a logistics standpoint, visibility is key. That means having access to critical data at the right time. With the recent spate of supply-chain disruptions, including natural disasters in Japan and Thailand, and congestion at West Coast ports, companies are beginning to realize the value of knowing exactly where their products are at any given moment.

[Read more… Curated from Supply Chain Brain]


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