A large food wholesaler has come under scrutiny recently following a report that the company had been “caught relabelling Uruguayan beef.” Could using Food supply chain management software have prevented this?
It raised concerns about the origin of the meat within the supply chain and the extremely long ‘’shelf life’’ in the supply chain. In one instance it was reported that there was a two-year gap between freezing and consumption of meat products.
Neil Shand – Interim Chief Executive National Beef Association
Relabelling food products, by covering up the majority of information on the original label, is a breach of trading standards and environmental health law.
This has highlighted yet again the need for “transparency in the foodservice sector”.
How is this possible?
Is relabelling causing even more confusion and lack of clarity?
Are suppliers able to cover up the original source due to a lack of visibility in the supply chain?
The recent reports have continually shown the need for transparency in the foodservice sector, particularly now it’s on the consumers radar.
With powerful supply chain management software, businesses will be able to spot signs of relabelling, by knowing exactly where products were originally sourced from and get ahead of the probl
The challenges of supplier mapping
Simple fact, to measure and manage your supply chain effectively you must have full visibility.
We have worked in the food sector for over 20 years so fully understand the challenges food businesses face when it comes to mapping their supply chain.
We understand that the food supply chain is:
– Multi tiered
– Frequently outsourced without your knowledge
– Constantly changing as buyers source new suppliers.
In the past, businesses have been reliant on multiple spreadsheets and trust. Not only is this time consuming and difficult to manage, it also can miss inherent risk that is hidden in the supply chain.
A tool to help with supply chain risk management in the food industry
The good news is it no longer needs to be an onerous, manual task!
QADEX powers the low cost solution; Supply Chain Mapper.
With a quick and simple set up you can gain visibility and therefore clarity of who is supplying you at EACH tier, right back to source.
By identifying every supplier you can
– Identify and mitigate risk.
– Identify any unauthorised subcontracting or sourcing
– See the actual source of all products.
Only through this data and knowledge can you truly manage your supply chain effectively.
Your supply chain map is only a few steps away….
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