Food-related recalls have always been bad for business. But with new legislation now signed into law, failure to efficiently react to recalls will also carry steep legal consequences. Traceability solutions are rising in strategic importance as they become both a necessity and a source of competitive advantage and improved business performance.
Fortunately, many retailers have found that adding these capabilities to their current systems doesn't have to involve a complex and costly implementation. A number of the systems available today can be deployed quickly and affordably and can even deliver additional, often unexpected benefits such as improved inventory management, standardization of warehouse functions and improved supply chain efficiencies.
About the Author: Brendan Lowe is Aldata President of USA Business. He joined Aldata in 2005 and has assumed responsibility for the global professional services organization and supporting operational growth in Aldata's North American subsidiary. Lowe was appointed as the country manager of Aldata USA in 2007 and has been a member of the Management Council since 2007.