Blue Link Recognized by Food Logistics’ 2022 Top Software & Technology Providers Award

The Blue Link ERP team is thrilled to be recognized by Food Logistics’ 2022 Top Software & Technology Providers Award for our food and beverage distribution software. The food and beverage distribution industry can be finnicky due to the short shelf life of products especially frozen ones. Frozen goods, dairy and other foods must be distributed accordingly to avoid spoilage. And if there is something wrong with a batch, it must also be easy for a distributor to track exactly which items need to be recalled.

In order to ensure the best quality goods are going out at appropriate times, lot numbers and expiry dates must be managed and tracked by a distributor. When handling frozen goods, a strong set of warehouse management processes can ensure product gets moved quickly and food does not spoil. Zone picking assigns one person to one area of a warehouse who is responsible for picking all products in their assigned area. This allows the picker to become familiar with the product in their zone to reduce error and pick times.

Managing the warehouse and the use of lot numbers allows Blue Link users to stay ahead of the food and beverage distribution game with the ability to easily manage recalls. It is imperative that these businesses have the systems and processes in place to properly track and report on inventory ensuring harmful products are not distributed. In the event of a recall, it is simple to notify the public using lot codes and pull product – the right product - off shelves quickly.

We want to thank and congratulate the other vendors on the list who contribute to the safety and support of the cold food and beverage industry. See below for the full press release.

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO—Dec. 13, 2022 — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain, named Blue Link Associates as one of the winners of its 2022 Top Software & Technology Providers award, which honors software and technology providers that ensure a safe, efficient and reliable global cold food and beverage supply chain.

This year’s winners are investing in and implementing emerging technologies, from mobile technology and Internet of Things (IoT) to food safety management, routing and scheduling, yard management and more. Today's software and technology offerings provide flexibility, efficiency, safety, visibility and more, and offer end-to-end management, from farm to fork, and beyond.

“The supply chain management software segment is projected to reach $18.04 billion this year, according to Statista. This includes all of the emerging software solutions such as barcode systems, FinTech, inventory control, mobile technology, robotics, wireless technology and more,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “These providers and their solutions being implanted to address challenges in the cold food supply chain, whether that be port closures, driver safety or just simple automating a process.”

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ Nov/Dec 2022 print issue. Go to https://foodl.me/h27cmu to view the full list of Top Software & Technology Providers. Go to https://www.foodlogistics.com/awards to learn more about other Food Logistics’ awards.

About Food Logistics

Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics and sister publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit, SupplyChainLearningCenter.com and more. Go to www.FoodLogistics.com to learn more.

About Blue Link

Blue Link ERP is a multi-channel, multi-warehouse and multi-currency inventory management and accounting ERP software for SMBs in North America and the Caribbean. The software is designed for businesses who sell through multiple sales channels including wholesale, retail, online and cash and carry and has been helping businesses grow since 1992. With a focus on wholesalers and distributors, Blue Link includes advanced functionality for businesses dealing with cold food and beverage distribution such as lot tracking, barcode scanning, landed cost tracking, eCommerce integration, product recall and more. Blue Link is a great fit if….

  • You have between 5-200 employees
  • You are looking for a trusted technology partner because…
    • You are excited about the opportunity to grow your business and expand into new markets
    • You need a solution to help with regulatory compliance – Health Canada, FDA, etc.
    • You are frustrated with using multiple, standalone solutions that do not interact with one another
    • You are anxious to start selling through other channels such as EDI, eCommerce and Amazon and need an integrated solution to do so
    • You are worried about your existing legacy systems crashing and losing data and productivity with no access to support

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