CBA says index could serve as early warning system for critical supply chain disruptions.
May 14, 2020
As states prepare to reopen across the country, the Consumer Brands Association called on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to prioritize supply chain performance and resiliency by developing a National Supply Chain Index and Performance Dashboard.
This week on our From the Cold Corner podcast, we sit down with Tom Swovick, market development manager for proteins at Dematic, to discuss the future of cold storage and logistics through the lens of automation and AGVs, as well as what solutions might be out there to help ease the strain on the cold foods chain from COVID-19 disruptions. Swovick also details Dematic’s virtual tradeshow plans while industry conventions are shut down--a business pivot becoming more common to connect with clients as shelter-in-place continues.
This week on our From the Cold Corner podcast, I interviewed Lowell Randel, VP of government and legal affairs at the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) for the very latest developments regarding COVID-19's impact on the cold food supply chain.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an historic impact on business across multiple industries in a very short time, including the cold food and beverage supply chain. We spoke with Lowell Randel, VP, government and legal affairs at the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) for a snapshot of how the cold chain is adjusting to the new norm, and also to dispel certain myths surrounding the country’s food supply and ability to replenish inventory.
As the House of Representatives is expected to vote to impeach the President, this could very well set off a chain of events.
December 18, 2019
The Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC), Washington, D.C., issued a warning that various political actions at Federal and state levels may quickly escalate into a supply chain crisis for Americans.
Industry experts offer insight into the challenges impacting the import and export of cold food and beverages, discussing everything from tariffs and governmental regulations to price increases and third-party logistics.
Nonetheless, the trade war is one of the factors impacting forward-looking models.
December 11, 2019
Volume at major container ports bumped up significantly in November, as retailers imported merchandise ahead of new tariffs set to take effect this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation, Washington, D.C., and Hackett Associates, Alexandria, Va.
A “working” convention that connects nearly 1,300 top executives for the purpose of conducting one-on-one business meetings with their trading partners. The convention allows attendees to meet with dozens of companies of their choosing in just a few days. Call 717-657-8601 or visit www.NFRAConvention.org for more information. Registration opens in March 2020.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.