In our twenty-five years of observing picking methods one of the most effective is Wave picking. Today we’ll discus the method we first described in Issue 62 ten years ago . But we are going to add a way to check out that order so you can still pick fast and not lose order accuracy.

 

Last year we talked about industry using GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) to provide fish food for farm raised fish. Well the announcement last week brings that proposal to another level.

Bob, Raj, Jeff, Kenton, Ellen, Dave, Lisa…. These are the names of some of the champions I’ve known throughout the years. What is a champion?  According to the dictionary it is : someone who fights or speaks publicly in support of a person, belief, cause, etc. Today we’re going to discuss the role of the champion in your business.

 

Over 2 years ago we did an article about the Millenniums and their fear of “big food”. Well as we’ve been following the events looks like Chipotle is getting bit by the same issues they were trying to resolve.

 Last week the WHO (World Health Organization) declared beef and processed meats as Class One carcinogens. That puts red meat on the same list as tobacco, alcohol and sunlamps. It was a very upsetting report to most spokespeople that support the meat industry.  Let’s take a closer look.

 

Back in September of 2011 we talked about “The burden of breaking cases.” This is a necessary evil of being in the service business where to compete with the US Foods and the Syscos you’ve got to break cases.

 

One of the most talked about areas for a lot of food distributors and processors is what cost should be used. There are several cost basis to use but choosing the correct one can affect your profitability.

 Last week we talked about the increase in business in reference to implementing touch screen technology in the market. Today we’ll discuss the advantages of taking the marker out of their hands.

 

Last year we wrote a Newsletter about the latest Touch Screen technologies in the industrial world. I call it the “McDonalds theory of ordering”. But the secret is out, it’s not about reducing labor it’s about doing more business. Let’s take a look at some of these effects and how you can leverage the new technologies.

 

I got back home in one piece and beat the traffic from the Pope's visit to our city. It was a very long week of traveling, but I was able spend quality time with some great customers. I would like to thank them for their hospitality and the on topic discussions during our visits. Overall feelings were positive with top concerns being government compliance and effectively handling increased volume.



Issue 605 - Local Food Will Continue to be Hot

Throughout the last two years we have talked many times about the farm to table market and how it is expanding throughout the food world just like every one predicted. As we look to 2018 the latest buzzword is “Plant Forward”.   In today’s discussion we will update our experience in this area.

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