The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), Alexandria, Va., announced plans to bring a Cold Chain Pavilion to this year’s IBIE show, offering cold storage solutions for businesses of every size looking to grow their company and product line by expanding into this market.

Cold Chain Education Sessions include:

Shipper, Customer, 3PL Supply Chain Demands, Oct. 8, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
A top supply chain objective of food manufacturers is to reduce the logistics costs of delivering product to the consumer. They strive for increased performance in on-time delivery rates and case fill rates, and despite increased performance on these measurers, customer satisfaction is down. Third-party logistics providers are the critical link between these processors and retailers in meeting the objectives; and 3PLs are consistently under pressure to reduce costs, while being asked to do more. Customer demands from their suppliers are increasing to meet inspections, new benchmarks and operating requirements. This session will bring together all parties to discuss these issues to meet supply chain demands.

Trends and Innovations in Cold Storage Design and Construction, Oct. 11, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
New technologies and customer demands are constantly requiring companies to look at their facilities and how to improve efficiency and ROI. This session will examine examples of some of the latest design trends in the construction of cold facilities. It will also review some of the new technologies that companies are implementing in their Greenfield and retrofit projects.

For more on cold storage construction trends, check out Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ annual Cold Storage Construction Guide, which includes listings supplied by GCCA and the International Association of Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) and editorial pertaining to trends and technologies impacting the future of the cold storage construction industry.