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Research on Issues in Food Service Supply Chain Management

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Traceability Research

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Find out what five operators and two distributors have to say about building traceability capability. These in-depth interviews capture best practices and offer frank assessments of the current traceability state-of-the-art in foodservice.
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The SCMESG and TCU just completed a survey of foodservice operators on traceability capability and usage of traceability platforms and tools. Check out a summary of the results and benchmark your traceability capability here.

White paper
The NRAESG and TCU are launching a study of track and trace capabilities in the foodservice industry.  As a first step, this white paper provides a perspective on definitions, use, and building a business case for traceability.  Please give us your input on questions and issues you would like us to research going forward, and let us know if you would like to help guide the project.  Send comments, ideas, and questions to

BlockChain Webinar

Texas Christian University (TCU) and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) recently offered a webinar on BlockChain technology and its uses for international trade as well as for traceability.  BlockChain expert Enrico Camerinelli offers an explanation of this emerging technology.

Distribution Practices Research

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