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Harvesting Rainwater at Americold

Posted by Angie Hansen on Oct 23, 2020 3:42:26 PM

October is National Energy Awareness Month, and we’re marking the occasion by highlighting a unique program within our resource management strategy – rainwater harvesting.

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Topics: Environment, Continuous improvement, cold storage, supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain

Driving KPI Excellence with the Americold Operating System

Posted by Angie Hansen on Sep 24, 2020 5:02:12 PM

Last month we detailed the Americold Operating System (AOS) – our unique business ecosystem – and the operational rigor it promotes among and between Americold’s network of integrated temperature-controlled warehouses. Read more here. This month, we’re looking at how the consistency this ecosystem delivers translates into dependable uniformity for our customers, as well as saved time and money. We’ll also explore AOS innovation and its benefits.

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Topics: Energy, Automation, Sustainablity, Continuous improvement, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, supply chain, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, AOS

Stronger Together: The Americold Operating System

Posted by Angie Hansen on Aug 28, 2020 11:04:42 AM

Consistency. It’s a familiar key deliverable for food producers and food retailers that builds a strong foundation for brand loyalty. In the service industry, executing consistency looks different; drivers like safety and supply chain remain crucial, but elements like innovation and process optimization emerge as important factors.

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Topics: Food Safety, Warehouse Safety, Transportation, Environment, Energy, Internet of Things, Visibility in Supply Chain, Frozen produce, Automation, IoT, Sustainablity, Continuous improvement, cold storage, Temperature-controlled infrastructure, food security, food supply chain, temperature-controlled supply chain, AOS

Developing an Impactful RFP Process

Posted by Daniel Cooke on Mar 9, 2020 3:45:11 PM

 

We asked our Proposal Manager, Iesha Jenkins, to share some of her BDPs for developing a first class RFP process - read on to find out more...

Benefits of a Request For Proposal (RFP)

Developing trustworthy relationships with your vendors will ensure a true, mutually beneficial partnership where you both win.  Your vendor will support you with the services you need and you’ll pay a fair price for them.  But to develop this kind of vested relationship you must go beyond a search purely for the lowest price and instead seek out value.  Enter the Request for Proposal (RFP) process...

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Topics: Visibility in Supply Chain, Continuous improvement, Case Studies

Cyber security: Is your company at risk?

Posted by Danyella Waddell on Apr 22, 2019 3:57:36 PM

Cyber attacks have become an ever-increasing threat as today’s security landscape has changed due to digitization and inter connectivity.  The increasing adoption of cloud computing and cloud storage services has instigated a massive transfer of data to this environment.  Third party logistics (3PLs) services are no different – we’re all cloud users with the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Topics: Continuous improvement, Cyber Security

Tips to Improve your Supply Chain

Posted by Danyella Davis on Aug 31, 2018 2:18:21 PM

Retailers and manufacturers are facing re-alignment strategy initiatives as their supply chains adjust to the ongoing evolution and disruption of major market disruptors such as Amazon and shifting consumer shopping habits. To meet the market’s demands, companies are continuously revisiting their network strategies to ensure their existing operation is up-to-par and if not, determine what investments in processes, equipment and infrastructure are needed.

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Topics: IoT, Continuous improvement