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3 Reasons Why Visibility Matters in Your Supply Chain

Posted by Danyella Davis on Sep 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Supply chain management is changing – Fast.

As demand patterns shift, the dynamic landscape is challenging traditional linear models, creating a paradigm shift that’s opened the door for developing services and technologies to support flexibility in cold chain solutions through data and visibility. This is a topic that’s constantly in the industry news but it’s also ever-changing.

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Topics: Visibility in Supply Chain, eCommerce

Meal Kits, the New Normal

Posted by Danyella Davis on Aug 2, 2017 3:06:50 PM

On-the-go consumers are flocking to alternative dinner solutions. With the growing demand for fresh, local, unprocessed foods and an amplified demand for convenience, the meal kit delivery service industry is bustling. So, what’s on your dinner plate?

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Close to a Port, or Close to a Producer?  What to Consider When Looking for the Best Location for a Cold Storage Partner

Posted by Ben Medearis on Apr 7, 2017 9:53:20 AM

As the poultry industry continues to diversify – from the consumer shift towards ready meals and meal kits, and exports to emerging global markets - the demand for blast-freeze capabilities and to store poultry is on the rise.  The Farmers’ Organization Authority (FOA) projects the global demand for poultry to grow 24-percent in the next 10 years, so the proper poultry cold-chain infrastructure at home is a priority.

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Topics: Food Safety, Transportation, Poultry

The Benefits of Working With an Energy Efficient Warehouse Provider

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Mar 9, 2017 9:51:08 AM
So you're an environmentally responsible organization - shouldn't your supply chain partners be the same?  Recently, Americold's very own Manager of Energy, Ted Royals, provided Refrigerated and Frozen Food Magazine with his thoughts on how you can reap rewards from working with organizations placing a priority on corporate sustainability.  Read more here.
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Topics: Energy, Sustainablity

Top 10 Safety Tips

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 1:57:52 PM

Working in Extreme Temperature Environments is Hazardous, and Accidents can Happen Very Quickly

In an excerpt from GCCA's Top 10 Employee Safety Tips, Americold's Rick Stevens offers his advice on workplace safety.

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Topics: Food Safety, Warehouse Safety

Frozen on a Stick

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 1:08:07 PM

Environmental Responsibility When the Temperatures Rise
Keeping large warehouses cool during the summer takes energy - but it can be done responsibly too.  Learn more about Americold's corporate social responsibility programs that ensure we do our part for our planet.

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Topics: CSR, Energy, Sustainablity

Are you ready for FSMA?

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 12:56:19 PM

FSMA Provides All Cold Chain Participants a More Definitive Raodmap to Improve the Safety of Our Food Supply

The Food Safety Modernization Act will have a sweeping, extensive impact for temperature-controlled supply chain providers.  Read commentary from Billy Adams of Americold, in an excerpt from an article posted in Food Logistics Magazine.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Modernization Act

Veteran Hiring Initiative

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 12:44:43 PM

Former Military Personnel are a Unique Talent Pool for the Private Sector - Logistics Included

Veterans bring unique abilities and experience to the civilian workforce that can bolster any employer’s business, including hard-to-teach traits like leadership, loyalty, dedication, self-motivation, sustained performance under pressure, the ability to carry out complex procedures, and the ability to work as part of a team. These are characteristics that every employer is looking for, especially Americold.

 

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Topics: HR

Get more from your cold chain transportation provider

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Jan 4, 2017 12:26:29 PM

Don't settle for simply moving your frozen food products - explore how to move your ice cream and eat it too!

As the only way to get your food and beverage products from A to B, safe and reliable transportation is an important element in your temperature-controlled supply chain.  We sat down with Jay Seifer, VP Business Development for Transporation at Americold, to identify some pointers to help you in selecting the right transportation provider.

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Topics: Transportation