What You Should KnowBy Baselinemag | Posted 2002-03-15 Email Print
Manufacturers and distributors still can't trace how an edible product gets from farm to store. Now, they must safeguard each step of the way.
Protecting a Product Chain
- Document each step in the lifecycle of your product (raw materials to finished goods)
- Appoint a C-level executive ("chief product officer") to oversee all steps of production
- Refocus on quality of product delivery, not just speed, quantity and cost
- Minimize the number of different processes, to make it easier to track all steps
- Eliminate gaps in traceability by interconnecting all your information systems
- Bring in an independent specialist to help evaluate your processes and procedures
- Make product safety and compliance an executive-level priority
Source: AMR Research
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