Eximware Partner Commodity Management Blog

Eximware blog relating to all things commodity, raw materials, trading, sourcing, procurement and planning.

Are “unprecedented freight prices” a threat to your business?

By |2018-08-09T12:24:44+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Eximware Partner Commodity Management Blog, Services Software, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Several months ago, the CEO of a major player in consumer foods cited record freight costs and rising raw material prices on a disappointing earnings call. 100 days later that company, General Mills announced that they would be cutting 625 jobs to reduce administrative costs and streamline initiatives. Even people and businesses not directly impacted are [...]

World Coffee Research selects Eximware as technology partner

By |2018-08-09T12:24:44+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Coffee Blog, News|

World Coffee Research (WCR) and Eximware Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to advance WCR’s global mission to enhance supplies of quality coffee while improving the livelihoods of the families who produce it. An initial area of focus will be to introduce WCR’s “Check-off” funding mechanism into Eximware’s Partner XM commodity management- coffee trading and risk management- [...]

Favorite foods start with sourcing

By |2018-08-09T12:24:44+00:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: Miscellaneous|

The challenges facing the food and beverage industry continue to mount. Increasing consolidation among market leaders and a growing demand for sustainable, organic, Fairtrade and “specialty” food continues to threaten potential profits. Consumers want high quality, but very few are willing to fund high ingredient costs through price increases. Uncertainty in raw materials markets, supply challenges [...]

Gain Independence from Aging Technology

By |2018-08-09T12:24:44+00:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Eximware Partner Commodity Management Blog, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

On July 4th in history, America declared itself an independent nation. Some 241 years later, we are proud to celebrate our freedom, but we can’t overlook so many in America and around the world that are still struggling every day at their offices. The world is at the mercy of data and even though many recognize that [...]

The benefits of day drinking

By |2018-08-09T12:24:44+00:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Coffee Blog, Eximware Partner Commodity Management Blog, Miscellaneous, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

The sun has barely risen. Time for a drink. Luckily, by the time I stretch and get out of bed, my supportive family usually has one ready for me. They understand that I drink for my health and for the benefit of everyone around me. Not only am I aloof or ornery if I don't have [...]

Eximware Announces Partnership with Coffee Quality Institute

By |2018-03-15T12:46:39+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Coffee Blog, News|

Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), a leading non-profit organization working internationally to improve the quality of coffee and the lives of people who produce it, has selected Eximware Inc. as its strategic technology partner. CQI provides training and technical assistance to all participants throughout the coffee supply chain to increase the value, volume, and sustainability of high [...]

The New Eximware Unabridged Part 2- Partner XM and XM Marketplace

By |2018-08-09T12:24:45+00:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Eximware Partner Commodity Management Blog, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , , |

The first part of the new Eximware brand introduction was done silently and subtly. The second phase -an initiative to rename our solutions- was performed in a similar fashion. The nomenclature originally assigned to our solutions- Export Lifecycle Management (ELM,) Trade Lifecycle Management (TLM) and InterCommercial eMarketplace (ICM)- was derived from the areas of the commodity supply chain [...]

“Don’t talk to me before I have my first cup of coffee”

By |2018-08-09T12:24:48+00:00November 10th, 2016|Categories: Coffee Blog, Eximware Partner Commodity Management Blog|Tags: , , |

It’s been my mantra for years. My morning cup of coffee jump-starts my day and I take time to savor and appreciate it before leaving the house. I usually arrive to the office ready for my second cup and conveniently, a fresh pot is often mid-brew when I get to my desk. As if the beep [...]

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