Supply Chain & Logistics

In-depth look into trends pertaining to supply chain and logistics.

ARTICLES

New Ship-To-Rail Facility Reduces Truck Traffic

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners, New York, approved a major re-development of the Greenville Yard that will include a new ExpressRail facility to support the adjacent Global Marine Terminal and allow the terminal to ship and receive containerized cargo by rail, a capability that it lacks today.
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How to Assess Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

Don’t wait until next week, next month or next year to address your company’s supply chain vulnerability. Failure to put in place an effective supply chain security method presents opportunities for your supply chain to be at risk.


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How to Obtain an Energy-Efficient Cold Chain

Cold storage may be pricey, but by being smart from the beginning, you can dramatically save on energy costs and support a more energy efficiency environment for your temperature-sensitive product.
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Automated Warehousing Systems—Are They for You?

The human body isn’t designed to work in sub-zero temperatures, yet the majority of frozen food operations conduct warehousing activities manually, requiring workers to physically withstand harsh environments. In order to combat these inefficiencies, today’s most forward-thinking food operations are turning to automation technology to decouple labor from sub-zero environments.
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Key Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Facing Today’s PLM Stakeholders

Retail food supply chains are constantly evolving to address global challenges and meet consumer demands, making it more complicated than ever to manage their components and stakeholders.
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How to Avoid Supply Chain Disruptions with Careful Planning

Detailed supply chain planning with emphasis on an inclusive project team is indispensable in averting the always dreaded supply chain disruptions.


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Boost Food Safety & Traceability via Improved Partnerships & Practices

As the global refrigerated and frozen food supply continues to grow in volume and complexity, companies in this industry are working to improve their supply chains and make food safer for consumers.
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How Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Can Lead to Sustainable Opportunities

Sustainability isn’t new, but how companies approach finding sustainable solutions is shifting dramatically.
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IARW Partners with Refrigerated & Frozen Foods to Publish Warehouse Guide

The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), Alexandria, Va., partnered with Refrigerated & Frozen Foods to publish its annual North American Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Warehouse Guide.
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Port Truck Drivers Strike at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods talks exclusively with Barb Maynard, national communications director for the Justice for Port Drivers, to discuss why the truck drivers are on strike and how it impacts the cold food industry.
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EVENTS

Industry

Northeast Association of Railshippers Meeting

9/30/14
Nittany Lion Inn
Penn State, State College, PA
United States
Contact: Joe Gearin

The North American Rail Shippers Association is the umbrella organization that links five regional associations of rail owners, vendors and users in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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Industry

2014 International Summit of Cooperatives

10/6/14
Quebec
Canada

The International Summit of Cooperatives is a biennial gathering where leaders of cooperative and mutualist enterprises get together to discuss their concerns about the current and future business challenges they all share.

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Industry

Latin America Cold Chain Congress

10/6/14
Hilton Hotel Cartagena
Cartagena
Colombia

The Latin America Cold Chain Congress is the cold chain industry´s premier event in Latin America that provides world-class presentations.

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Industry

Southwest Association of Railshippers Meeting

10/8/14
San Diego Marriott LaJolla Hotel
LaJolla, CA
United States
Contact: Jack Dail

The North American Rail Shippers Association is the umbrella organization that links five regional associations of rail owners, vendors and users in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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Industry

2nd International Workshop: Sustainable Food Supply, Processing & Products

10/14/14
Sheraton Brussels Hotel
Brussels
Belgium

In this 2nd International Workshop, Health Claims Europe presents a new and exciting program Sustainable Food Supply, Processing & Products with special focus on Measuring Sustainability and Convincing New Consumers.

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Industry

Green Fleet Conference & Expo

10/29/14
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Schaumburg, IL
United States

Green Fleet Conference and Expo (GFC), the largest gathering of fleet professionals interested in advancing their knowledge about alternative fuels and increasing fuel efficiency for cars, light-medium- and heavy duty trucks being turned on its ear.

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Industry

GS1 US Supply Chain Visibility Implementation Workshop

10/29/14
GS1 US Chicago Office
120 S. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL
United States

The Supply Chain Visibility Workshop is designed to assist an organization with learning the steps needed to identify, capture and share product information for supply chain visibility.

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Industry

IACSC Conference and Expo

11/5/14
The Cosmopolitan
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV
United States

The annual IACSC Conference & Expo is the only event in the world dedicated to cold storage construction, design, and maintenance.

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Industry

RailTrends

11/20/14
New York City, NY
United States

RailTrends is a two-day conference for ALL of the rail-industry disciplines and stakeholders.

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Industry

ProMat 2015

3/23/15
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States
Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry's leading innovators showcase their latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at ProMat 2015 held March 23-26, 2015, at McCormick Place South. Read More

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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

Processors On The Rise...

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Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine

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2014 September

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' September 2014 issue features the six Processors to Watch in 2015 and the Cold Storage Construction Guide.

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