Join host Gary Fleming with Dapicon as he talks to Kaylei Perry with Dole Food Company, Johnny McGuire with The Nunes Company, and Ralph Towell with Duda Farm Fresh Foods as they discuss the produce supply chain is full transparency really possible? This lively conversation will address today’s challenges associated with sharing data in the produce supply chain and how the industry can overcome these barriers.
Originally, from Belle Glade, Florida, Ralph grew up in the fresh produce industry in his families’ dry vegetable and transportation company. His professional career began in fresh sales with Pioneer Growers Coop in 2000. Ralph has been with Duda Farm Fresh Foods since 2003 and held various positions covering the entire supply chain such as transportation, procurement, grower relations, retail support, operations, category advising and development, sales technology, as well as produce traceability. Currently he works and lives in Salinas, California as Director of Analytics and Business Processes. He has been happily married to his wife Nichole for 15 years, enjoys playing golf and cheering for his College Football favorite, the Florida Gators.
In her role as FSQA Supply Chain Systems Specialist for Dole Fresh Vegetables, Kaylei’s responsibilities include adoption of Blockchain for the organization and managing traceability solutions. She is accountable for collaborating efforts amongst both agricultural and processing operations, coordinating with Dole’s IT teams, as she leads Blockchain implementation. In the last 5 years, Kaylei has held various positions in food safety and quality assurance, but agriculture as always been her passion. Her fun-loving nature and desire for feeding the world drives Kaylei’s enthusiasm. Kaylei earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis inFood Science, from California State University, Fresno.
Johnny is the Director of Information Technology at the Nunes Company, Inc. (AKA Foxy Produce) where he oversees all aspects of the companies networking and supply chain management systems. Prior to Nunes, Johnny worked in software product development, developing applications with a focus on food safety and traceability. Johnny has been working closely within the Produce industry now for almost 20 years and brings a unique perspective bringing together the technical and operational nuances of the industry.
Gary worked for PMA and GS1 and has been on the forefront of traceability, technology, and supply chain efficiencies, creating best practices for over 32 global industry committees working side by side with:
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