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VERTICAL FOCUS: Alcoholic Beverages

VERTICAL FOCUS: Alcoholic Beverages

3 Tiers of the Wine Supply Chain We can’t talk about wine without mentioning the Volstead Act, which made it illegal to “manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, furnish, or possess” such beverages. Prohibition wasn’t just a temporary blip in alcohol manufacturing; it changed the way the supply chain functions. Prior to Prohibition, the […]

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VERTICAL FOCUS: Agriculture/Bulk Agriculture Commodities

VERTICAL FOCUS: Agriculture/Bulk Agriculture Commodities

AG Outlook: Mixed Both clear skies and stormy weather are in the forecast for the agricultural sector. That’s the mixed-bag conclusion from a September 2022 panel discussion at the Ag Outlook Forum in Kansas City, Missouri. The panel of experts—including Kip Tom, former ambassador to the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization, and Daniel Whitley, administrator […]

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Solving the Unique Challenges of Shipping Perishables

Solving the Unique Challenges of Shipping Perishables

Cold chain shipping requires precision. The best temperature loggers collect and track shipment temperature and identify where and when temperature fluctuations occur. When it comes to cold chain shipping, the challenges associated with supply chain management are magnified because perishable products must be shipped in a carefully controlled environment—during both storage and shipment. According to […]

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Grocery Shortages: The Worm in the Apple

Grocery Shortages: The Worm in the Apple

It started with toilet paper. Spurred by the onset of the pandemic, consumers bought toilet paper rolls in droves. Sales of the product rose 60% annually in March 2020, according to the Statista Consumer Market Outlook. On April 19, 2020, toilet paper was out of stock in nearly half of U.S. grocery stores, estimated NCSolutions, […]

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