Supply Chain Traceability is Going Digital: What You Can Do to Prepare

Wednesday, April 3, 2019   |   10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT   |   Duration: 75 Minutes          


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In this session, you will learn how to tie those data requirements and other food safety information to your traceability system and to work with your supply chain to provide an effective implementation.

John Ryan   Product Id : 502426
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RFID, barcode, satellite, Zigbee, cell phones, tablets, packaging, data loggers, the cloud and other traceability alternatives are now available to provide traceability at the item, case, pallet and container levels.

Many of these new systems bring with them the ability to collect location (GPS) and condition (temperature, humidity) data and transmit data via the Internet to "the cloud". The power of these traceability technologies to provide predictive and preventive analytics is critical to food safety.

New FSMA planning requirements in the food sector require recall planning and recall testing in all sectors of the food supply chain. Recall requires traceability data that tells what food is in the stream, where it is located and recall systems must be able to provide such information in real time. Reducing recall time means reducing illness, the loss of life and damage to the industry's reputation.

Why should you Attend: The FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is poised to enact new laws impacting most food industry operations. However, traceability is one of the most critical aspects of food control has been left out of the new legal or FDA guidance.

Regardless of the FDA's reluctance to provide direction, industry leaders are adopting digital traceability strategies at a rapid pace. Time is running extremely short for those logistics personnel who have long delayed upgrading their thinking and systems.

New FDA FSMA rules will become enacted and legal requirements within the next few months and will provide the FDA with full enforcement powers. Under the FDA and the FSMA, you will be required to provide documented proof of sanitation, temperature and other types of food safety controls.

In this session, you will learn how to tie those data requirements and other food safety information to your traceability system and to work with your supply chain to provide an effective implementation.

This digital traceability session will cover the nature and advantages of supply chain digital traceability and many of the concepts as well as the current and future hardware and software technological innovations.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • FSMA and the Institute of Food Technologists Traceability Recommendations
  • Traceability & Data Standardization
  • Analytics
  • Real-time
  • One Up and One Back is Dead
  • The produce traceability initiative (PTI)
  • Cool Pak
  • Data In the Cloud vs Data Privately Held
  • Linking Traceability to Food Safety and Recall Data
  • Item, Case, Pallet and Container Level Traceability
  • Identity, Temperature, Location, Inventory and Maintenance Data
  • Bar Code, Wireless, RFID, Cell Phone, Satellite
  • Food Transportation Systems: Container ID, traceability, temperature, location and sanitation

Who Will Benefit:
  • Grower/Shipper Management
  • Food Carriers and Logistics Specialists
  • Distributors, Freight Forwarders and Warehouse Personnel
  • Drivers
  • Storage Managers
  • Food Processors
  • Food Safety and Quality Personnel
  • Company IT and Traceability system Specialists

Speaker Profile
Dr. John Ryan's quality system career has spanned the manufacturing, food, transportation and Internet industries over the past 30 years. He has worked and lived extensively throughout Asia and the U.S. at the corporate and facility levels for large and small companies as a turn-around specialist. His clients have included Seagate Technology, Read-Rite, Destron IDI, Intel, and GSS-Array. He has consulted, taught at the university graduate level, and is a retired quality assurance administrator from the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture. He holds a Ph.D. and has been involved in the quality profession for over 30 years on an international basis and in a variety of industries. He designed and piloted the United States first RFID enabled farm to retail traceability system in the nation while working with Motorola, Lowry Systems and other well-known industry companies. He has published over forty papers on quality systems and has recently published a book for Elsevier Press entitled "Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices". He previously published "The Quality Team Concept in Total Quality Control" with the American Society for Quality. He began Ryan Systems over ten years ago.

Ryan Systems works with some of the world's leading equipment, hardware, software, training and integration companies in the business. We are closely connected with food safety and other audit activities and can begin an initial assessment of your capabilities and needs. Ryan Systems works with partners whose products have proven themselves to be positioned for future quality system needs.

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