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iFoodDecisionSciences unveiled its core product, The Toolbox. As a software module, The Toolbox enables individual companies to manage their food safety operations, showing real-time data to people they work with internally and throughout the supply chain. “We already have a very complicated supply chain, and it’s constantly changing—so having and using the best technology and software available is critical,” Wetherington explains. “Software in this industry has really evolved because of smartphones and tablets,” she continues. “That has made a difference for companies in how they collect data as well as how they manage their operations in real time.” As more companies look to adopt emerging technologies, Wetherington continues to ensure that her software is user friendly. She and her team set up and manage the iFoodDecisionScience’s platform for the customer so it can focus on its food safety operations. Additionally, clients are able to learn how to operate the program within a day or two because of how easy it is to use. Wetherington stresses that techwww.foodlogistics.com

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nology is crucial to the industry, especially as consumers continPROCESSING ue to demand more information POST DISTRIBUTION HARVESTING about where their food FARMING RETAIL comes from and how it got to the store. A scannable QR code is across the supply chain and uses Supply chain transparency is an easy way to implement technolit as an opportunity to develop essential to the ogy that provides that data. Supply solutions within her own company industry as more chain transparency is essential to to address industry needs. food safety measures the industry as more food safety For Wetherington, championing come into question. measures come into question. food safety will always be her top “With all the technology availpriority, and that vision for a safer able today, we have the ability to world has garnered her Food Logisquickly find issues and provide tics’ highest recognition. real-time alerts. Imagine 50 years “I went back and I was thinking ago. We had little ability to detect about the word ‘champion’ and how food safety issues, let alone trace there’s two different definitions of the origin of the problem,” Wetherit. There’s the person who surpassington says. “While the industry es everyone else, but then there’s still has a lot of work to do, we have the other one, and that’s someone come a long way.” who fights for a cause. I put myself Beyond her role at iFoodDeciin that category, and my cause is sionSciences, Wetherington also to minimize risk in the food supply serves on several industry-related chain,” she says. “It’s great to be reccommittees such as the Produce ognized as someone who is fighting Marketing Association’s Produce that cause.” Safety, Science and Technology Committee. She credits the trade Now let’s pay tribute to each of 2019’s associations for providing visibility Rock Stars of the Supply Chain... into challenges that are occurring MARCH 2019 | FOOD LOGISTICS

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Profile for Supply+Demand Chain/Food Logistics

Food Logistics March 2019  

Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food and beverage supply...

Food Logistics March 2019  

Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food and beverage supply...