by FSA Staff, on Jun 13, 2023 8:00:00 AM
Food Chain Digest, the official magazine of the Food Shippers of America (FSA), announced today the recipients of the 2023 “Top Food Chain Technology” list. The Top Food Chain Technology program recognizes standout technologies in food transportation, logistics, distribution and supply chain management, according to Brian Everett, group publisher and editorial director of Food Chain Digest.
“Technology has become the backbone of the food supply chain,” said Everett. “Technology platforms, applications and innovators have emerged in the food and beverage market to help bring more efficiency, productivity, and transparency to the food chain. This recognition program highlights technology leaders that are readily available to food shippers in helping them to accomplish their supply chain business goals.”
According to Everett, this is the second year that Food Chain Digest has deployed this recognition program as an initiative to serve as a resource to food shippers seeking new opportunities to leverage technologies in their supply chain strategy and execution.
Here’s how the program works: Nominations are received and reviewed by the staff of Food Chain Digest, with final audit by Food Shippers of America staff. Requirements of all candidates are that they are a pure technology provider or offer a solution that is a stand-alone product outside of tradition third-party logistics offerings. Nominees must have a minimum annual gross global sales of U.S. $5 million. Nominees also must have highlighted a recent example in the last 12-18 months of how the solution helped a food shipper accomplish a critical business goal.
A second step in the process is that supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals in the food industry vote for the nominated companies that had the strongest reputation and value in the food chain technology segment. Companies earning an adequate volume of votes are validated through this process, and then named to the list which is published by Food Chain Digest. This year, more than 1,500 professionals cast their ballot.