In order to mitigate recalls and ensure product quality, food manufacturers and distributors are turning to automation. A warehouse execution system (WES) utilizing an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) is one of the chief technologies making waves in efforts to reduce, if not prevent, recalls, through sophisticated track-and-trace capabilities. Further, integrating a WES into a manufacturer’s supply chain management operations—connecting it to systems both upstream and downstream—is the key to tracking and tracing products end to end, from production to point of sale. This allows manufacturers to respond to problems within the production process more quickly, ensure that they are meeting regulation standards, and make adjustments to manufacturing schedules in order to meet consumer demand.
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