Supply Chain Traceability is Going Digital: What You Can Do to Prepare

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  • 75 minutes

RFID, bar code, satellite, Zigbee, cell phones, tablets, packaging, data loggers, the cloud, blockchain and other traceability alternatives are now available to provide traceability at the item, case, and pallet and container levels. Many of these new systems bring with them the ability to collect location (GPS) and condition (temperature, humidity) data and transmit data via the Internet to “the cloud”. The power of these traceability technologies to provide predictive and preventive analytics is critical to food safety.

This digital traceability session will cover the nature and advantages of supply chain digital traceability and many of the concepts as well as the current and future hardware and software technological innovations.

Join this session by expert speaker John Ryan, where he will explain how to tie those data requirements and other food safety information to your traceability system and to work with your supply chain to provide effective implementation.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand how the digital world will save your company money

  • Meet proposed rule data and documentation requirements

  • Learn about new temperature monitoring and sanitation procedures and products

  • Learn which testing strategies might be best for your business

  • Relieve your workforce of paperwork and documentation

  • Understand how traceability can improve your inventory control and accuracy

  • Learn which system is the best for your application

  • Understand how sensor technology enables new measurement and monitoring

Why You Should Attend:

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is poised to enact new laws impacting most food industry operations. However, traceability is one of the most critical aspects of food control has been left out of the new legal or FDA guidance. Regardless of the FDA’s reluctance to provide direction, industry leaders are adopting digital traceability strategies at a rapid pace. Time is running extremely short for those logistics personnel who have long delayed upgrading their thinking and systems.

Who Should Attend:

  • Grower/Shipper Management

  • Food carriers and logistics specialists

  • Distributors, freight forwarders and warehouse personnel

  • Drivers

  • Storage managers

  • Food Processors

  • Food Safety and Quality Personnel

  • Company IT and traceability system specialists

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

John  Ryan

John Ryan

Dr. John Ryan is a certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) specializing in food safety process control and food safety plan validation.  He holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and has extensive international manufacturing quality and operations experience in large and small manufacturing operations and he is a retired Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Quality Assurance Division administrator.  He currently operates two business divisions focused on food safety system validation ( and transportation controls ( 

He is the author of “Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation:  Controls, Standards and Practices.” He has previously published books covering food fraud, teams and teamwork and has recently completed a new book on validating preventive controls in food operations.

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