Achieving Transparency in Food Product Quality Inspections

Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Food Safety and Regulation, Food ,
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Quality inspections continue to be performed in vastly different manners across different industries with no real standards or consistency. Even within individual industries, such as the produce industry, inspections can differ greatly between different retail or wholesale buyers. Recently, iTrade has performed a significant amount of research and discovery with respect to the current state of quality inspections within this industry. The findings of that research will be discussed during this webinar, leveraging examples of how a few retailers currently perform inspections.

One example of an issue throughout the food industry is the consistency and clarity of inspections. Consistency in quality in inspections benefits both buyers and sellers. Issues arise when there are nondescript rejections of products by buyers, and the featured speakers intend to explore how better transparency can improve relations and efficiency between both sides of the equation.

Additionally, most food companies don’t leverage their quality inspections to generate actionable insights, but merely use them situationally. A plethora of insights can be drawn from applying analytics to quality inspections over time, including such things as vendor scorecarding and product rejection rates. Analytics on suppliers can help generate tangible benefits for buyers in the form of lower costs and higher quality.

Other benefits from a more consistent, transparent and coordinated inspection process include reductions in costs and time for inspections, reduced dependence on external resources (such as USDA inspectors), and shorter, more meaningful exchanges between buyers and sellers on rejected products.

iTradeNetwork has recently released iTradeFresh, a quality inspection solution primarily targeted at the produce industry that addresses many of the issues that will be discussed, and more. iTradeFresh is a cutting-edge, quality inspection solution that allows customers to standardize and enhance their inspection process, while providing actionable insights through reporting analytics.

In this webinar, the expert speakers will discuss the importance of quality inspections, using the produce industry as an example of how consistency in quality inspections can benefit your organization.

Speaker

Trey Ruello, Senior Product Manager, iTradeNetwork

Trey Ruello is a Senior Product Manager responsible for iTradeNetwork’s suite of quality inspection (iTradeFresh) and traceability (iTracefresh) solutions. He has spent his career working with technology companies. Prior to joining iTrade, Trey worked in Corporate Development and Strategy for a large, public technology company, and before that was an M&A investment banker for technology and tech-enabled service companies. Trey’s goal for 2018 is to complete the refresh of iTrade’s industry-leading traceability platform and continue to improve Fresh, iTradeNetwork’s revolutionary new quality inspection tool. 

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Who Should Attend?

C-level and senior professionals working within:

  • Food Safety
  • IT
  • Merchandising
  • Procurement
  • Supply Chain

What You Will Learn

How consistency in quality inspections can reduce cost, improve quality and increase the efficiency of the supply chain in general. A case study of the produce industry will be explored.

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iTradeNetwork

iTradeNetwork, Inc, is the leading global provider of on-demand supply chain management and intelligence solutions to the food industry. Built upon vast industry expertise, a comprehensive data foundation and the industry’s most extensive trading partner network, iTrade’s collaborative solutions allow distributors, manufacturers, operators, and retailers of all sizes to:

  • Reduce supply chain costs
  • Increase revenue
  • Improve compliance
  • Strengthen trading partner relationships

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