Fort Lauderdale, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/29/2016 -- Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler recently authored an article titled, "Logistics: Automating the Traceability of Products Getting Easier," featured in Robotics and Automation News. Cutler discussed due to the newest technologies, traceability of food has become easier with automation.
Cutler reported that recently, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) examined traceability (product tracing) in food systems under contract with the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. It collected product tracing related information from industry representatives through telephone discussions and meetings with targeted groups, and from a number of other resources.
IFT analysts evaluated the motivation for traceability in each industry; they concluded the challenges of product tracing directly correlated to an understanding and rationale for the use of particular product tracing solutions. IFT also examined regulations, standards, and initiatives pertaining to product tracing around the world.
AFS Technologies is an active leader in the produce traceability movement. The Phoenix-based technology leader offers a WMS (warehouse management system) solution strategically developed to align with evolving industry standards and requirements. As a result, distributors are able to rely on a single WMS tool to gain better visibility into food traceability, automate data throughout the warehouse with a single scan, and ensure PTI compliance both now and in the future.
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About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (http://www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than three thousand industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @thomasrcutler.