PTI Update at United Fresh Show this Wednesday
by Todd Baggett, May 13, 2013
In preparation for the United Fresh Show in San Diego this week, I browsed through the many presentations that will be made in the learning centers on the show floor. I particularly look forward to “The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI): Past, Present, & Future” on Wednesday at 2:30-3:15pm in the Fresh Tech Learning Center with Moderator Dan Vache, United Fresh VP of Supply Chain Management, and speakers Doug Grant, Sr VP from Oppenheimer and Mika Agostini, Senior Director of Produce/Floral from Wal-Mart. Move over Rolling Stones, these guys are the rock stars of our industry; leaders within their own companies who have spent countless volunteer hours working on the PTI Leadership Council and many other industry issues.
Will the session message for 2013 be one of “Start me Up” for PTI with big retail grocers moving to implement PTI Milestone 6 (read and store information on inbound cases) & Milestone 7 (read and store information on outbound cases)? Or will this be another year of “Can’t you hear me knocking?” for the PTI.
If you’re at the United Fresh show, tune in on Wednesday at 2:30 PM to find out.