Interested alumni and friends, please complete the form at www.scl.gatech.edu/sclaffinity for us to gather and gauge interest as well as understand how potential members would like to be involved (we are open to your suggestions and ideas) in this exciting new Alumni Association initiative.
Tim Brown, Director of Professional Education with the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), speaks with SupplyChainBrain about Supply Chain Leadership training and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program SCL is involved with.
Global supply chains and organizations that provide service to them must be able to adapt to change. The bill that cleared the way for the harbor in Savannah to deepen and expand is an example, necessitated by an infrastructure investment thousands of miles away in Panama. Freight transport infrastructure change is one of six major global trends identified by Georgia Tech Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech Professors Chip White, the Schneider National Chair in Transportation and Logistics, and Alan Erera, Coca-Cola Professor.
Sweeping revisions to Costa Rica's medical-products registration process are receiving one last in-house review before the final recommendations are delivered to officials at the Ministry of Health. The project, initiated at the request of Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, is one of three major initiatives on the docket at Georgia Tech's Costa Rica Trade, Innovation, and Productivity Center.
Emmanuel Hess, general manager of the Georgia Tech Trade, Innovation & Productivity Center in San Jose, Costa Rica, authored the Cool Insights column for the November/December 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “More Than Food Traceability: The Case of Cassava Exporters from Costa Rica.”
Faculty members in ISyE are working to identify and develop solutions across the wide-ranging, critically important field of food traceability.
To address the agroterrorism threat, researchers at ISyE are developing a model of food supply chains that federal agencies and corporations can use to determine how best to protect the nation’s food supply from intentional acts of biological, chemical, physical, or radioactive contamination.
Jaymie Forrest, managing director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and co-founder of the Integrated Food Chain Research Center (IFC), authored the Cool Insights column for the October edition of Food Logistics, titled “Processing Produce at the Speed of Light.”
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain Executive Forum recently held its 2012 fall meeting around the theme “Supply Chain Complexity”.
Nick Pacitti, co-founder of Sterling Solutions LLC, authored the Cool Insights column for the September edition of Food Logistics, titled “The New Dilemma for Fresh Programs.”
Nick Pacitti recently authored the Cool Insights column for the July/August edition of Food Logistics, titled “Fresh Needs Fast—Rail is Up to the Challenge.”
Donald Ratliff, executive director of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), and Amar Ramudhin, director of SCL, recently co-authored the Cool Insights column for the June 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “An Integrated Framework for Managing Standards and Operations of the Food Industry.”
Susan Wilkinson authored the Cool Insights column for the April/May 2012 issue of Food Logistics, titled “The Value of Supply Chain Visibility: Traceability is Just the Start.”
David Sterling authored the March 2012 Cool Insights column, titled “Cold Chain Management Tools: Assessments and Audits.”
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Nick Pacitti, co-founder of Sterling Solutions LLC, authored the Cool Insights column for the January/February 2012 issue of Food Logistics.
Amar Ramudhin authored the eighth installment of the Cool Insights column titled “The Need for a Standard Reference Model for Food Chains,” for the November/December issue of Food Logistics.
On Tuesday, February 7th from 1:00-5:00 pm, the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center will host an Integrated Food Chain Seminar as part of the 2012 Georgia Logistics Pre-Summit. On February 8th, the State of Georgia will hold its Fourth Annual Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics. Rapidly growing in size every year, last year's Summit hosted 1,300 participants, from 587 companies, across 21 states (85% from private industry) and has become widely recognized as a valuable, unique and highly anticipated event.
The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is excited to offer a new series of cold chain courses in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center, and Sterling Solutions. These courses will assist you and your organization in developing solutions and practices to continuously improve your organization’s Cold Chains.
In the October 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Nick Pacitti, a lecturer at the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and a partner with Sterling Solutions, authored the seventh installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Beyond Current Perishable Logistics Strategies and Processes.”
In the September 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Alejandro MacCawley, PhD student in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and research associate for the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, authored the sixth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “What You Produce… is What Your Consumer Gets?”
In the July 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Dr. Dario Solis, managing director of the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center, authored the fifth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “A New Cold Chain for Panama.” In the column, Solis writes on the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center’s support of the Panamanian government’s recent work to transform into a trade hub for the Americas, through the development of a new cold chain infrastructure.
In a recent feature article by Material Handling & Logistics magazine, Don Ratliff, executive director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, discusses the impact of the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on the food supply chain.
In the June 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Dr. Beth Mitcham, Director of the Postharvest Technology Center at UC Davis and member of the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, authored the fourth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Monitoring Produce Quality Requires Good Temperature Management”.
In the April/May 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Dr. H. Donald Ratliff authored the third installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “How Can We Get Value From Product Traceability?”. Ratliff discusses the major cost of traceability is the capturing of information by each enterprise in the chain and making this information electronically available by labels or RFID tags.
The Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain (IFC) Center has partnered with the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) to further enhance the robust educational programming available at the 2011 AFFI-GCCA Food Logistics Forum and help expand the Forum’s audience to include representatives from major food retailers and other key food industry sectors.
In the March 2011 issue of Food Logistics, Nick Pacitti, Sterling Solutions LLC, Memphis and co-founding member, Integrated Food Chain (IFC) Center, authored the second installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Food Industry Collaboration."
The Cool Insights column, which Food Logistic’s magazine launched last spring to celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Institute’s Integrated Food Chain Center, continues into 2011 with the article “Cold Chain Innovation: Fundamentals First,” by David M. Sterling.
A provision of the federal food safety law passed last year requires that all players in the country's food supply chain be able to quickly trace from whom they received a food product and to whom they sent it. They'll have to maintain that information in digital form, creating deep wells of information that, in some cases, consumers could tap into through their computers or cellphones.
Writing for the Cool Insights column in the November/December 2010 issue of Food Logistics magazine, Gary McMurray says that work being done by many research groups around the world, including Georgia Tech, shows that it is possible to develop sensor hardware and software to automatically grade natural products including citrus fruits, apples, corn and jalapenos at the packing houses. The opportunity to apply new technology at the farm that enables predictive modeling of product quality and shelf life has the ability to revolutionize the agribusiness community.
On November 30th, the Senate approved the biggest overhaul to the nation's food safety laws since the 1930s.
To celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Institute’s Integrated Food Chain Center, Food Logistics Magazine initiated a new column titled, Cool Insights. The column, which began with the April / May 2010 issue, has exclusively featured thoughts from the faculty, staff, and partners of IFC on various aspects of food chain and will continue to do so through the final column of 2010.
In the October 2010 issue of Food Logistics, Don Ratliff, UPS and Regents’ Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) and executive director of ISyE’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, authored the fifth installment for the Cool Insights column, titled “Extending ‘Quality Sell-Time’ Of Perishables.”
Supplying the world’s most popular soft drink to its second largest consumer market is a huge job. Coca-Cola Mexico’s sixty-three bottling plants supply 358 distribution centers, from which 28,500 vehicles fan out across the country along 11,000 distribution routes, traveling 237 million kilometers to 1.4 million customers at small family stores and other outlets. It involves a highly efficient logistics and distribution model, but revisions and continuing education are necessary to keep up with changing business conditions. For help with these, Coca-Cola turned to the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute’s Executive Education Program offered by the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
ISyE tracked faculty and student activity during a four-month period, from May to August 2010, and found that they moved back and forth between six of seven continents – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. In that time, they conducted applied research projects around the world, participated in a variety of educational opportunities, gave invited keynote presentations, took part in conference leadership roles, and performed outreach that has a positive international health and humanitarian impact.
“Predictive Modeling for Food Safety” is the title of the fourth article to appear in Food Logistics’ column Cool Insights and the second to be written by John J. Bartholdi III, Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management and Research Director, The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute. The article appeared in Food Logistics’ September 2010 issue. Read the column: http://www.foodlogistics.com/print/Food-Logistics/Cool-Insights/1$4010.
John J. Bartholdi III, Manhattan Associates Chair of Supply Chain Management and Research Director, The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, was the featured author for "Cool Insights," an annual column in Food Logistics Magazine for 2010. Bartholdi’s article, titled “Carefully Manage Temperature-Controlled Space,” appeared in the July/August 2010 issue. Read the column: http://www.foodlogistics.com/print/Food-Logistics/Cool-Insights/1$3905.
"Cool Insights," an annual column in Food Logistics Magazine for 2010, featured an article by David Sterling, a partner in SCL's new Integrated Food Chain Center, on "Making the Case for Cold Chain." This second column appeared in the June issue. Read the column: http://www.foodlogistics.com/print/Food-Logistics/Cool-Insights/1$3710
To celebrate the opening of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistic Instiutes new Integrated Food Chain Center (IFC), Food Logistics Magazine will feature a series of columns titled, Cool Insights, for the rest of 2010 calendar season. The first column, which apprears in the April/May issue, features thoughts from Don Ratliff, executive director of IFC, on the increasing necessity of the integrated food chains.
The newly launched Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center was featured in the March 2010 issue of Food Logistics Magazine. Don Ratliff, Jaymie Forrest, and Harvey Donaldson, who head the Georgia Tech Integrated Food Chain Center, appear on the cover of the magazine.
This free, one-hour webinar will discuss the uses of cold chain assessments and audits as essential parts of your cold chain management process. We will discuss the differences between assessments and audits and how and when they should be deployed. We will highlight how a properly designed assessment can give you the information needed to take your cold chain to the next level. We also discuss how a cold chain audit will validate that controls and processes are working as required.