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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -- Published once each month.

 
Measuring Produce Freshness: Part One—Ensuring Delivered Freshness
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Freshness 'blindness' causes a lot of waste in produce supply chains. Here we explain the role of the Condition-based Expiration Date—a critical element to solving this problem. We look at what it takes to create a reliable and accurate algorithm that models deterioration of different varieties of produce exposed to different temperature histories. [ Read: Measuring Produce Freshness: Part One—Ensuring Delivered Freshness ]
The Paris Agreement Lives
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, June 27, 2017
How will the formal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement affect our growth industries? [ Read: The Paris Agreement Lives ]

The Talent Gap
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, June 27, 2017
What It Is, Why We Have It, and Some Simple Ideas to Fill the Gap. [ Read: The Talent Gap ]

Preemptive Freshness Management: Part OneEmpowering Workers to Improve Delivered Freshness
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, March 14, 2017
In case you missed it, this article from March 2017 describes Preemptive Freshness Management, a proactive approach to reducing waste and spoilage in the produce supply chain, from grower to retailer. A process model that incorporates product characteristics, customer requirements, and resource constraints provides field, packhouse, and DC workers with early warnings, clear guidance on goals and tradeoffs, and prescriptive corrective actions to maximize freshness and minimize loss. [ Read: Preemptive Freshness Management: Part One—Empowering Workers to Improve Delivered Freshness ]

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