• Blue Link Makes Food Logistics' Top 100 List for Food Distribution Software

We’re excited to announce that Blue Link Food Distribution Software has been included in Food Logistics’ Top 100 Software and Technology Providers list!

We’re honored to be included in the annual list (which is in its 13th year) for the fourth time as one of the top software and technology providers that play a critical role in the processes of food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice distributors, and grocery retailers.

The Rising Importance of Food Software

Do you or someone you know have a food allergy? The answer is most likely yes. With approximately 15 million Americans affected1, undeclared allergens in food supply such as peanut, tree nut, milk, egg etc., are the primary cause of food recalls. Others include several bacterial contaminations such as Salmonella and E. coli, and, what’s even more surprising is that every year, food recalls cause the US economy $7 billion2. What’s the financial damage to impacted businesses?  Quite a lot of bacon actually- around $10 million per company3! The costs associated with this figure include notifying trading partners and consumers in the supply chain, retrieving and destroying affected goods etc.

If you’re a food distributor or food manufacturer, these numbers are certainly alarming. If a recall happens to your business, you need to have exceptional processes in place to help you deal with the aftermath quickly and efficiently.  Food distribution software with product traceability increases the speed and accuracy of which you react to a food recall.

There are vast capabilities within the software such as tracking product along the distribution chain with lot numbers. You can also trace the history of a specific product prior to you purchasing it and have detailed records of where the product was shipped to from your location. You can quickly generate reports based on data on associated supplier, lot number, expiry date, and production date as well as customer information so you can notify all impacted parties and begin the recall process as quickly as possible.

Keep in mind, your ability to respond quickly and efficiently to product recalls can not only save your business money but can be the difference between maintaining your customers’ trust and loyalty in your brand and losing them to your competitors.

What makes Blue Link a top food distribution software vendor?

Blue Link’s extensive lot tracking/traceability features are key components in achieving and sustaining FDA/ISO/CFIA compliance for our food distribution customers. Additional features include:

  • Landed cost tracking – allows food distribution customers to account for all costs associated with getting product to their warehouse and customers such as duty, brokerage, freight, insurance, storage etc.
  • Multiple units of measure: unit conversions – buy and sell the same products by weight, multiple containers, volume etc.
  • Price matrices with automatic product mark-up, volume discounts and contract pricing (individual or group).

Lot Tracking Whitepaper

 

Full Press Release

Blue Link Named to Food Logistics’ 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers List

Vaughan, Ontario—December 16, 2016 — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Blue Link to its 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list.

The FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

“The software and technology sector continues to generate new and exciting opportunities for growers, food manufacturers, grocery retailers and the many logistics providers that support them,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director at Food Logistics. “Today’s cloud-based solutions and mobile connectivity are helping create tools that are more flexible, affordable and responsive, making software and technology even more valuable to those in the global food supply chain.”

Companies on this year’s 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list will be profiled in the November/December 2016 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply

1 http://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/enewsletter/a-look-back-at-2015-food-recalls/
2 http://www.foodqualityandsafety.com/article/the-business-of-recalls-from-booming-to-bankrupt/
3 http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/article/2015/10/preparing-recalls-they-happen