Changes Ahead for the Cold Chain

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has published the findings of its survey of business impacts of the COVID-19 virus on companies comprising the global cold chain. The report provides critical data about some of the ripple effects globally on social and economic activity of the cold chain industry. GCCA members store over 260 billion … Continued

The Complexities of Temperature Management Solutions

Now more than ever, ensuring the safety, quality, and timely delivery of pharmaceutical products to their final destination is a challenging and costly endeavor. With the tight regulation of supply chain systems, and the U.S. pharmaceutical market expected to grow to a value of $550 billion by 2020, pharmaceutical companies have little room for error … Continued

Managing Cold Storage

In cold storages, energy savings is a recurring concern. We all know it is far more expensive to cool the air than to heat it. Moreover, different products might have different temperature requirements. For instance, vegetables need a temperature of 55°F, meat needs to be stored at 28°F, dairy products at 34°F and ice cream … Continued

Refrigerating cold goods

Diverse customer needs are shaping the evolution of the cold storage industry—and these needs are not limited to added value services. They also have to do with the nature of the goods themselves being stored . Different products have varying shelf lives, ranges of temperatures they are required to be stored at, and amounts of … Continued

PIMM SuD CONTINUOUS TEMP MONITORING

Observation of the temperature variations in a warehouse should be made over a period of time to establish a meaningful temperature profile, including the temperature variations and conditions in the different parts of the warehouse. Such observations provide data and information as to where various products should and should not be stored. Only climate control … Continued

Sensor-based Logistics

The global supply chain’s rapid growth is encouraging companies to look for new ways to improve efficiency, cut waste, and enhance supply chain dependability to deliver a superior customer experience. One tool for accomplishing these goals is sensor-based logistics (SBL). SBL provides full visibility inside shipments while they’re in motion, helping to ensure they reach … Continued

Implementing a Transport Management System

Do you know where all your shipments are at any given time? Do you have visibility of all the data and key metrics associated with those shipments? If you are a shipper operating without a TMS, the answer to these questions is likely “no.” As customer demands evolve, shippers are increasingly demanding real-time visibility to … Continued

From Farm to Fork – the journey through food safety

Food safety is preventative in nature rather than reactionary. Food companies are required to have a safety plan in place to ensure that withdrawals from market are minimised. The General Food Law, Regulation EC No 178/2002, dictates the general principles of food safety and food law, something food handling businesses must comply with this in … Continued

How to manage hot foods

Temperature control in the kitchen forms part of the food safety pillars which is critical in ensuring the prevention of bacterial growth and overall quality of foods. Temperature control ensures that foods that are meant to be served hot are kept at the required temperature and foods meant to be served cold are not left … Continued

7 Essential Labor Optimization Strategies

The restaurant industry will be reshaped by several forces converging together over the next few years ranging from increases in labor costs, the new fast casual 2.0 model, delivery, technology, supply chain pressures, changing consumption and consumer dining behaviors, urbanization, and globalization (to name just a few). It’s clear that labor optimization will become critical … Continued