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Orbcomm joins top food logistics suppliers list

Steve Rogerson
January 6, 2016
M2M satellite company Orbcomm has been added to the top 100 list of technology providers to the food logistics industry. The list is compiled by food and beverage supply chain magazine Food Logistics.
The FL100+ is a listing of software, hardware and IT service providers that focus on the unique technology needs of the food distribution business.
“We are pleased to receive the 2015 FL100+ award from Food Logistics, which is a testament to our technology leadership in the food distribution industry,” said Christian Allred, New Jersey-based Orbcomm’s senior vice president. “Orbcomm’s advanced telematics help our customers significantly increase in-transit visibility and efficiency of their end-to-end transport operations. With access to comprehensive asset data, our customers gain significant fuel savings, optimise temperature compliance, maintain the integrity of their freight and increase customer satisfaction, all of which contribute directly to their bottom line.”
The FL100+ is designed to serve as a resource guide for the readers of Food Logistics.
“Developments in the software and technology sector are generating new opportunities for growers, food manufacturers, grocery retailers and the many logistics providers that support them,” said Lara Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics. “Moreover, cloud-based solutions and mobile connectivity are helping create tools that are more flexible, affordable and responsive, making software and technology even more valuable to those in the global food supply chain.”
In keeping with its commitment to serving the food distribution industry, Orbcomm has launched a web site about the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) FSMA food safety modernisation act. The site includes links to various resources as well as information about the FSMA’s seven rules, including the STHAF sanitary transport of human and animal food rule that is going to impact shippers, carriers and receivers. Visitors can also download a simplified guide to the FSMA as well as automatically receive FSMA checklists as they become available.