Blockchain – A Case Study

FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was supposed to bring transparency and food safety to the food supply chain.  Since enacting the FSMA rules, incidents of recalls have increased 92.7% according to FDA’s own statistics.  Emerging technologies are being developed now that may help bring supply chain transparency that FDA and consumers are demanding.  Blockchain is one of the more interesting developments in track and trace of our food along the supply chain.  Select IFDA member distributors will be participating in a blockchain case study from the food processor to their facility to provide true visibility of where that food has traveled.  Listen on how their experiences on how blockchain technology could potentially provide the seamless connection between unconnected ecosystems of individual companies along the food supply chain to help bring transparency and drive cost out of the business. 

At the end of session, attendees will be able to:
  • Discover real emerging technologies – Blockchain
  • Understand the problems Blockchain can solve for in the distributors business
  • Get insights into on future solutions for food safety
  • How to use Blockchain to increase sales and profits in a food commodity driven industry

Emerging Technologies in Distribution

What is the future of distribution facilities?  What are some industry trends over the next five years?  How will technology change the way we operate today?  Listen as Matt Herms and Zac Boehm of Advanced Handling Systems lead a presentation on Emerging Technologies in Distribution.   

At the end of session, attendees will be able to:
  • Warehouse operation today versus yesterday
  • Collaborative robots
  • Goods to person
  • Labor savings
  • Software

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