Part 1: The New Era of Traceability: From Compliance to Profits
January 21, 11am PST/ 2pm EST
Whether you are in the protein or produce industry, traceability is a hot topic that is requiring attention from all food suppliers. If you are one of those businesses wondering what the government will be requiring next, how to plan and implement a traceability system, how you will afford traceability, and how traceability can positively impact profits; this webinar is for you.
Join industry experts from the US and Canada as we explore:
- What is traceability and why is it important?
- How to get ready for new Government requirements in US and Canada
- What are the benefits of a traceability system for your business
- What makes traceability a cost-effective system
- Traceability implementation success stories
Register now - space is limited.
Adam Meyer - Food Industry Coordinator, Government of Ontario
As the Traceability Coordinator for the Government of Ontario, Adam supports the local food and beverage processing sector, with a focus on growth, competitiveness and resilience of manufacturing businesses through demonstrating the business case for traceability.
Ed Treacy - Vice President, Supply Chain Efficiencies at Produce Marketing Association
With more than 25 years of senior management experience in logistics and supply chain management, Ed Treacy serves as PMA's expert in developing supply chain practices to lead the produce and floral industries forward. Possessing dual citizenship in Canada and the U.S., Treacy has spent most of his career working with major Canadian retail chains, including Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Sobeys Inc., where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Logistics and Engineering. Among his responsibilities, Treacy monitors and forecast trends related to supply chain efficiencies, designs and maintains related products, services and educational events for PMA members. He also serves as staff lead and technical consultant to the industry-wide Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), and leads all data synchronization and alignment initiatives for PMA.
Todd Baggett - CEO, RedLine Solutions
Todd has more than 25 years of experience implementing barcode and RFID systems for business. He is currently the Co-Chair of the PTI Technology Working group and is a member of the PTI Leadership Council. Todd's first book, Produce Traceability for Dummies® is widely regarded as a "must read" by industry experts. He specializes in applying technology in practical ways to solve business challenges with methods that improve workflow and enhance productivity. Todd implemented his first barcode systems in the late 1980s and his first RFID system in the mid-1990s. Todd continues to be involved in the design and implementation of systems for RedLine Solutions' clients as well as the creation of RedLine's integrated software and hardware solutions for the produce industry.
Wayne Slater - Director, Carlisle Technology
For more than 20 years, Wayne has been helping organizations solve their businesses challenges through the application of technology solutions and business process analysis. As the Director of Sales and Marketing at Carlisle Technology, Wayne is deadicated to helping food companies to meet their supply-chain and regulatory requirements, streamline productivity and improve profitabilty. Wayne's 2014 book, "Food Traceability for Dummies" is a must read for anyone needing a primer on how to research, prepare and profit from traceability. Through Carlisle, Wayne is an active member and NAMI (NAMA + AMI) and the Ontario Independend Meat and Poultry (OIMP) association. Prior to Carlisle, Wayne has held strategic positions with companies such as Eloqua (Oracle), Platform Computing (IBM), Microsoft, and Hummingbird Communications.