Discussions about supply chain transparency almost always focus on the relationship between brands, retailers, and their consumers. In an era of increasing shopper interest in where and how products are made, consumer-facing businesses are seeking new ways to build trust and earn loyalty. Suppliers are by no means immune from this…
While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. To properly address the cocoa supply chain, we first must be willing to look at these difficult topics in-depth.
In recent years, many new food labels have taken the world by storm, becoming a popular topic of discussion in the food industry. But of all the food trends—non-GMO, gluten free, local, whole grain, dairy-free, and more—organic is perhaps the first of them all, having been a mainstay on grocery…
Globalization has undoubtedly transformed the supply chain. With the world at our fingertips, we can now produce high-quality goods more quickly and more cost effectively than in the past. However, globalization, alongside all its benefits, has also made supply chains more complex—making supply chain management a more challenging task.
Researchers at Rice University have discovered a way to convert the outer layer of food into graphene, creating an edible barcode “tattoo.” This technology, which can be applied to any substance with a high level of lignin, such as potatoes and carrots or even wood and fiber, has significant implications for how product information is communicated to consumers.
Transparency and traceability are often used interchangeably, but they are in fact two different concepts. Understanding the difference between the two is key for developing a supply chain management strategy to capture and communicate the right information.
Earlier this year, the United Nations Environment Programme published its “Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information to Consumers” to provide guidance to the entire consumer packaged goods industry on the best way to share sustainability information with shoppers. We discuss the 5 Funamental Principles and how Transparency-One can help.