Smith's Food and Beverage Experience Key to Tracegains Success

by Thomas Cutler - Date: 2008-08-08 - Word Count: 491 Share This!

Glenn Smith is the Vice President of Global Operations for TraceGains.  Smith's responsibilities include strategic planning, operations, implementation and support for the TraceGains business worldwide.  Smith joined the organization in September 1999 and served as USA Country Manager from 2001 through 2008.


TraceGains is a 9-year old company that delivers Positively Assured Traceability to food packers, processors, and retail companies to help them secure their supply chain to help them protect their brands.  "The extensive experience that TraceGains brings to the marketplace demonstrates time and again the                   benefits of traceability.  Brand protection is significant to everyone                                          in the food supply chain.  TraceGains delivers solutions that enable                          brand protection as well as leveraging traceability to improve                           business performance for a positive return on investment," says Smith.

Smith's prior work experience includes serving the Georgia Cattlemen's Association and Georgia Beef Board from 1985 - 1999, including service as Executive Vice President from 1989 - 1999. Glenn is a 1982 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics.  He has served as President of the University of Georgia Ag Alumni Association in 1998 and a member of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Advisory Board from 1998 - 2001. He is currently a member of the University of Georgia Alumni Association board of directors.  Glenn is a graduate of the 1999 Leadership Georgia class.



TraceGains, Inc. ( was founded in 1998 with a 100% focus on traceability. The company has a patented delivery system -14 patents granted and growing -and also is an Issuer of United States Department of Agriculture Process Verification Program (PVP) Label.


By providing real-time bi-directional supply chain transparency and traceability, TraceGains reduces risks to the corporation and its executives, who may become personally liable in case of a recall. Positively Assured Traceability provides the following essential capabilities:

Continuous attribute visibility for each incoming ingredient received.
Identity preservation across commingling, batching, blending, transformation, and re-work.
Continuous comparison between on-floor activities, business rules, and compliancy requirements.


However, TraceGains not only adds the missing capabilities to protect food companies, its officers and executives, and consumers, but goes beyond to turn data into actionable business intelligence from the floor to the board room.


With proven solutions and hundreds of implementations, return on investment (ROI) and profitability enhancement has been independently confirmed in university studies. Companies' bottom lines are positively affected through the following results:

·        Improved operational efficiency by identifying profit leakages.

·        Enhanced product consistency by pinpointing causes of variation.

·        Increasing market share by assuring trading partners they are protected with actionable data.


By using Web Services to interconnect with all leading ERP, SCM, and MES systems, Positively Assured Traceability can deliver compliance with internal business rules, assurance of pedigree claims, enhanced profitability, and increased operational excellence. From the grower, aggregator, manufacturer and processor, to distribution and logistics, and finally the retailer, only TraceGains provides bi-directional unit-level (item, carton, pallet, etc.) traceability while boosting profitability and cost-effectively improving operational excellence.



TraceGains Inc.

Marc Simony, Director of Marketing



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