Food Chain: Northwest Food Industry Launches Two-State RFID Project

By Doug

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In an industry-led initiative, the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), Oregon State University (OSU), the Oregon and Washington Departments of Agriculture, and RFID systems integrator InSync are collaborating on a 2010-2011 pilot project, in an attempt to bring RFID to the U.S. Northwest's $21 billion food manufacturing industry. Traceability is critical, with issues ranging from product recalls and food safety to managing risk, improving plant productivity and stakeholder communications, and increasing supply chain visibility. In this session, hear how the pilot project is progressing, and how the group anticipates that RFID can bring efficiency and productivity benefits, including improved inventory management and product movement within a warehouse.


David McGiverin, IPC Advisor, Northwest Food Processors Innovation Productivity Center