Warehouse Automation: A Critical Cog In The Evolving Food And Beverage Supply Chain

July 2014
Food Logistics;Jul2014, Issue 158, p18
The article offers information on warehouse automation and its role in the food and beverage supply chain. Topics include the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the U.S., the need for alternative distribution channels due to the growth of e-commerce, and the need for flexibility of automation systems. It also discusses the High Jump WMS software for labor management of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Fisher Nuts' manufacturer based in Illinois.


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