Part I of this blog post introduced the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability. To the end of providing entire food supply chain traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference, Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0, the first version offered within the US market.
The application is
world food producers
customers all around the world within different areas such as fish, feed, pork, poultry, fruit and vegetables. Other sweet spot prospective customers could come from the Livestock industry (Meat, Poultry, Pork, Fish/Aquaculture, Feed and Crop) and other high risk F&B Manufacturers (Diary, Fruit, and Fresh Food). Only time will tell whether the engine can be retrofitted for use in other process industries, such as chemicals or pharmaceuticals (e.g., to combat the drugs counterfeiting problem ). Some other