The Cost and Impact of Food Spoilage and Supply Chain Visibility Solutions

The Cost and Impact of Food Spoilage and Supply Chain Visibility Solutions


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Each year, 1.6 billion tons of food worth $1.2 trillion go to waste. Due to COVID-19, we’re seeing a dramatic increase in that waste, which is resulting in an unforgiving financial toll on companies and untold health hazards for the end customer. However, there is a solution that can reduce the problem by $150 billion annually. It lies in companies having the proper cold chain infrastructure. 

That’s why we’re inviting you to join us for an insightful virtual roundtable discussion with experts from CalAmp, Ag Association Management Services, Albertsons and Pallet Alliance as they share timely information and solutions, including:
  • The value of having an efficient cold chain
  • What’s at risk if proper precautions aren’t taken
  • The importance of expanding and improving the cold chain infrastructure
Jeff Newman
Vice President, Supply Chain Visibility Solution Sales 
As a recognized industry leader in the wireless IoT/M2M market, Jeff Newman has over two decades of experience as an early pioneer within the M2M wireless industry. In his current position with CalAmp, he works with key partners and enterprise executives in the areas of Supply Chain Integrity, Connected Vehicle Telematics, Industrial IoT Applications and Insurance Telematics, helping companies derive new sources of revenue and improve operational efficiencies on a global basis. Jeff has held numerous positions within the M2M/IoT value chain, including leadership roles with Numerex, Intel, Texas Instruments, T-Mobile and Enfora, where he was responsible for driving global business opportunities in a wide variety of IoT vertical market segments, including security, telematics, home automation, asset management and remote monitoring. 
Chris Zanobini
President and CEO
Ag Association Management Services, Inc.
In his leadership role with AAMSI, Chris oversees all operations and serves as the lead for a number of organizations.  Throughout his career, Chris has served in many roles with industry groups, including California Grown, The World Apple and Pear Association, The Ag Issues Forum, The Ag Export Council, The Alliance for Food and Farming, The California State Fair Ag Advisory Committee and Future Farmers Foundation. Currently, Chris is the past chair of the Alliance for Food and Farming and the California State Fair Ag Advisory Board. He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the UC Davis College of Ag and Environmental Sciences, The California 4-H Foundation and the advisory committees for the California Invasive Species Advisory Council, the Plant Right program, the California Center for Ag Worker Health and Safety, and on the steering committee for the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Benefit for the Poor. Prior to his role in organizational leadership, he was director of floral sales for Dierberg’s Markets in St. Louis, MO, and general manager/owner of wholesale and retail flower operations in California.   
Bryan Presley
Produce Procurement Manager
Over the past 38 years, Bryan has steadily advanced in his career with Albertsons with a variety of roles and responsibilities - from his start as a courtesy clerk, through the produce ranks to produce manager for 10 years, to the procurement team at the Brea distribution center, to floral and then produce buyer, managing various commodities. As the senior produce buyer at the Irvine, CA, warehouse, he helped train, coach and mentor new buyers. In 2015, Bryan successfully led the consolidation of Albertsons and Vons warehouses during the Safeway acquisition. And now, in his current role, he  manages produce procurement for 344 Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores.


Mike Jones
Pallet Alliance

Mike Jones is a principal at Pallet Alliance, an industry leader in custom pallet management for multisite manufacturing corporations. Mike was part of the team that developed Pallet Alliance’s IntelliPalletTM, the industry’s first IoT logistics and tracking platform for wooden pallets that delivers comprehensive location and environmental data. Along with functioning as Pallet Alliance’s head of information systems and accounting, Mike helps develop innovative pallet-based solutions to provide customers with greater insight into their supply chain operations, including strategic planning for industrial IoT-integrations. 
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