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FoodLogiq gives Tyson Foods supply chain visibility

Steve Rogerson
September 4, 2018



Tyson Foods has selected North Carolina-based FoodLogiq Connect's Manage + Monitor product for global supply chain visibility, streamlined supplier management, and issue tracking and reporting.
 
Tyson Foods has some of the most recognised brands on grocery store shelves, including Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright Brand, Golden Island, Aidells and State Fair.
 
Tyson Foods' selection of SaaS provider FoodLogiq Connect for its supplier management needs was a progression of a developing relationship, according to Scott Stillwell, senior vice president for Tyson Foods.
 
Tyson Foods' food safety team recently joined a number of well-known food industry companies as a participant in FoodLogiq Lab's blockchain pilot. Meanwhile, the Tyson Ventures team, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, is one of several companies to provide investor funding to FoodLogiq during its B round of investment.
 
"Tyson Foods and FoodLogiq are aligned in our commitment to food quality, safety and transparency," said Stillwell. "We're both innovators within the food industry, always staying in front of emerging food and technology trends, and both believe in providing superior products to our customers. Tyson Foods strives to work with business partners who help us elevate and enhance our performance, and we look forward to working with FoodLogiq."
 
Tyson Foods will use the platform to:

  • Centralise supplier documentation to meet Tyson's corporate quality standards and to facilitate new product evaluations.
  • Track and report on quality issues across the supply chain and address those issues with suppliers directly to drive product quality.
  • Leverage data-driven reporting to help make informed decisions about food quality issues, supplier performance and expiring documents.
"The name Tyson Foods is synonymous with excellence, and we are proud to add the company to our growing list of customers answering the call for greater transparency from their consumers," said Katy Jones, executive vice president of FoodLogiq. "The ease of use of the FoodLogiq platform will allow Tyson Foods to realise a return on investment by creating efficiencies in the supply chain while also providing the visual and analytical reporting that will drive strategic decisions for the business."
 
Tyson Foods joins the ranks of FoodLogiq customers that include Buffalo Wild Wings, Cava, Chipotle Mexican Grill, CKE Restaurants, Compass Group, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Subway, Hain-Celestial and Whole Foods Market, as well as hundreds of growers, co-packers and produce marketers.
 
Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, Tyson has 122,000 employees.