Andy Makeham

LINKFRESH - Supply Chain Management

LINKFRESH and BLOCKCHAIN Traceability

Blockchain? What is it? Well, in short, it is sophisticated traceability and ‘proof of provenance’. BlockChain is increasingly being talked about within the Fresh Produce sector.  Walmart’s recent announcement mandating the use of the IBM ‘Fabric’ BlockChain solution for ‘leafy greens’ by 2020 has certainly increased the volume. IBM’s ‘Fabric’ solution is one of several solutions currently under development. Some say that, as it is based on ‘multiple servers’, it is expensive, particularly for Fresh Produce.,... Read more
LINKFRESH ERP for Fresh Food Supply Chain

Q&A With LINKFRESH CEO – Meeting Consumer Demands for Transparency

Consumers continue to ask where their food comes from and if it is sustainably produced. Companies have the opportunity to earn trust and win business by providing answers to these critical questions. In this Spotlight, we’ll share ways food providers can leverage technology to meet changing consumer demands. [caption id="attachment_1273"... Read more

Top 5 Tips on Food Safety

As a result of recent food safety scandals, the public’s understanding of and appetite for food traceability and safety information has never been greater. Consumers and retailers now expect easy access to information on how and where food was manufactured, where the ingredients came from, and where the finished... Read more
LinkFresh Produce Supply Chain

Tools for Traceability

The use of information technology and ERP solutions gives vegetable growers and retailers the critical tools they need to accurately monitor produce from field to fork. This insightful and highly detailed information captured and delivered by this technology helps fresh produce firms firm efficiently track and trace all aspects... Read more
LINKFRESH ERP food supply chain traceability solutions

Working toward a sustainable global supply chain

Sustainability in the supply chain affects business resilience, reputation and relationships across business segments. In the food and grocery industry the strategic importance of sustainability continues to grow, as the industry is being challenged and challenges itself to reduce its impact on the environment. Companies start a supply chain sustainability... Read more

Tracing the future for the food industry

It’s been over 12 months since the horsemeat contamination scandal broke and the industry is still waiting on clear direction and regulation from the Government and advisory bodies on how to combat fraud in the food chain.  It will be interesting to see what recommendations are put forward in... Read more
LINKFRESH ERP food supply chain traceability solutions

Is your business ready for the Great British health boom?

A research team from University College London has suggested we should up our fruit and vegetable intake to seven or more portions a day. As a nation we are becoming much more health conscious and many people are following guidelines on cutting sugar intake and upping our fruit and vegetable... Read more