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Bah Humbug! Food Supply Shortages Could Last into Holiday Season

Oct 8, 2021 9:35:00 AM posted in Inventory

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Food supply shortages could last well into the upcoming holiday season thanks to a combination of supply chain bottlenecks, transportation woes, labor shortages, and product and packaging availability.

CNN reported on Oct. 10, 2021 that “many of the country’s biggest food makers are telling grocers that they will have limited quantities of a number of their products, including items such as Rice Krispies Treats, Sour Patch Kids, some Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors, McCormick gourmet spices and Marie Callender's pot pies because of labor, commodity and transportation constraints throttling supply chains, according to emails viewed by CNN and interviews with grocers.”

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Why You Need a Tracking System to Keep Your Floral Business Fresh

May 21, 2021 10:36:00 AM posted in Inventory

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The floral business is tough enough without having integrated tools at your fingertips to manage essential tasks such as inventory control, purchasing, receiving, slotting and pricing.

“Whether you’re in your first month or your fifth year of business, I’d encourage you to start keeping track of different areas in your biz,” writes florist Sarah Luthy.

Utilizing a floral distribution software such as FreshByte Software can not only make sure your flowers stay fresh but can help you maximize profits by preventing spoiled product in the fast-paced business.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Perishable Inventory

Apr 26, 2021 2:42:00 PM posted in Inventory

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Companies can lose a lot of money by letting perishable inventory expire or go bad. Unfortunately, it can be hard for manufacturers, importers and retailers to keep track of all of their inventory and determine what items need to be put out first to minimize those losses. Learning more about what perishable inventory is, why it should be tracked and how to track it can help your business. Here is more information about perishable inventory. 

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Final Opportunity to Comment on FDA Food Traceability Proposed Rule

Dec 1, 2020 11:16:00 AM posted in Traceability, Inventory

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The public has its third and final chance on Dec. 2, 2020 to comment on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. The virtual one-day meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST follows similar meetings on Nov. 6 and Nov. 18. Registration is required to attend the meeting and space is limited.

Almost a decade in the making the FDA’s “Food Traceability Proposed Rule” was published on Sept. 23, 2020. The rule is mandated by Sec. 204(d) of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) passed by Congress in 2011.

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Extreme Weather Affects Inventory & Distribution

Sep 15, 2020 5:57:00 PM posted in Inventory

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When it comes to bad weather, most people think about the damage it can cause to homes and the personal lives of the people affected. But there's much more to an extreme weather event than that. Weather that causes chaos and disruption for individuals can cause the same types of problems for businesses and supply chains. That means that inventory and distribution issues can quickly start to appear, and the people and companies that need to get items to and from locations may start to see a breakdown of those items' ability to travel.

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Challenges in Supply and Demand

Jun 18, 2020 11:15:00 AM posted in Inventory

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There's no end to the economic headlines that have been brought about by the coronavirus. The fear of transmission has caused people to head to the grocer story in record numbers across the entire US. But some of the most attention-grabbing have had to do with meat and poultry. These items can't be produced as safely as they were given the threat of the virus.

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Inventory Control - Fresh Byte Software

Apr 22, 2020 2:31:19 PM posted in Inventory

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Distributors and manufacturers of all size know that inventory control is critical to maximizing profits and generating revenue. They have to be able to manage their inventory levels in order to keep the supply chain moving as efficiently and effectively as possible. When they have more control over their inventory and a better understanding of where all items are in the distribution process, they can make the best possible decisions for their business and for their customers.

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