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E LEARNING: PTI Success Stories

June 1, 2012

PMA releases a new eLearning tutorial on PTI Success Stories. Hear how companies that are early adopters have benefited from their PTI implementation. This tutorial provides actual results that were realized by companies who implement PTI in the areas of quality, risk management and operational efficiencies.

Traceability Related Sessions at GS1 Connect 2014

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and the San Diego Convention Center
June 8 - June 12, 2014

GS1 Connect 2014
Business Moving Forward

Traceability will be the topic of discussion for several conference sessions at GS1 Connect 2014 in San Diego, CA from June 8-12, including All Aligned! Traceability Train on Grocery Track is Moving Fast and Harvesting the Benefits of Produce Traceability. Speakers will address how both supply and demand side businesses are aiming to improve efficiencies in inventory and category management, order fulfillment, risk management and food safety.

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What’s New with PTI, Traceability and Warehouse Management Systems? at United Fresh 2014

McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois
June 10 - June 13, 2014

United Fresh 2014
Produce Innovation Starts Here

When the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) was launched, steering committee members anticipated a fast-track system toward a whole-chain, electronic traceability.  But that pace doesn’t match today’s reality.  This session will examine the state of PTI industry adoption and how the initiative is moving forward in 2014.

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Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Produce Brokers
Recorded on: April 5, 2012

Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Repacking and Commingling
Recorded on: March 27, 2012

Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Retailers
Recorded on: October 6, 2011

Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Hybrid Pallet Labeling
Recorded on: September 28, 2011

Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Case Labeling
Recorded on: September 20, 2011

Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Assigning GTINs
Recorded on: September 14, 2011

Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Packer/Shippers
Recorded on: September 7, 2011

PTI’s 5 Ws (and 1 H): Who, What, When, Where, Why and How
Recorded on: August 29, 2011

In the News

Plucked from the headlines -- the following articles provide informative news regarding the PTI, or traceability in general. Note: each article is copyrighted by the source publication.

Chinese garlic scrutiny by U.S. Customs applauded, but system still flawed says shipper (April 2014)

Journal of Food Science: Making Traceability Work (March 2014)

Walmart Is Blazing A Trail In Traceability Standards (March 2014)

How the Produce Traceability Initiative is Helping Food Safety and the Supply Chain (March 2014)

The 40th Anniversary of the Bar Code: An Update from GS1 US (December 2013)

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