From the moment an ingredient comes through the door of a manufacturing facility, to the moment the finished product is delivered to the store, rapid traceability is a must. Thankfully, new technology makes error-free traceability easy.
The topic for this article, conveyor efficiency, offers unique viewpoints from both an OEM and a baker. With modern day bakeries having hundreds to thousands of feet of conveyor, this is certainly a moving subject.
Sustainability means different things to different people. For some, it’s all about minimizing emissions or reducing the carbon footprint. For others, it’s strengthening local economies and communities.
Americans love pizza. In foodservice, pizza accounts for $38.5 billion in sales. And at retail, frozen pizza takes in $4.5 billion, with refrigerated take-and-bake pizzas adding in another $359.4 million, per IRI, Chicago (52 weeks ending August 7, 2016). Over 40 million Americans eat pizza on any given day of the week.
Advances in fleet management are being driven by routing and scheduling software linked to in-cab vehicle tracking equipment that streamlines the delivery process. These advances can help cut costs and better monitor delivery of products in a market where on-time delivery is crucial.