Reflections on an Internship

Procurant August 19, 2019

When I had filled out the application process for an internship at Procurant I didn’t realize how complex the produce industry was.

Innovation, IoT, Risk April 16, 2019

More IoT, More Risk?

Automation is one of the biggest sources for ROI in making a case for an IoT system. But even a simple automation routine could expose an organization to risks that could negate the savings generated from removing the human component.

Food Safety, Risk April 3, 2019

The Dirty Deception

I like facts. People make good decisions when they have all the facts. Plus, I like to eat fresh food and want everyone to eat fresh, lead a healthy lifestyle and not live in fear. I presume the Dirty Dozen folks love their fresh food too. And we, the consuming public, deserve to know what is really going on with our food supply chain.

Pricing, Risk March 26, 2019

Stalking the Perfect Price

“Celery is flirting with $100 per box!” I was recently told this by a prominent buyer in the fresh food industry. This is insane, as during this time last year the price was hovering around $5-$8/case. What’s going on?

Risk March 15, 2019

Listen to your supply chain

With the Ides of March upon us, are you listening to the warnings from your supply chain? Is it well-tuned enough to even give you warnings? Or are you operating day-to-day hoping that everything holds together and you will not have your Ides of March moment?

Innovation March 8, 2019

So Much Data but No Information

It is a frequent complaint of many in business, that the information they want is just not available. This may be true in some instances, but in many other cases the truth is that the information is just not accessible. This article discusses some of the truths about the nature of data and information in our companies.

Blockchain March 8, 2019

Blockchain: fad or a game-changer?

The numbers are impressive! More than 100 blockchain use cases have been identified and funding for blockchain start-ups reached $1 billion in 2017. All the top technology companies are investing heavily, as are the leading banks and financial institutions.