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Guidelines for Expert Columnists in Food Logistics
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May 16, 2022
How Leased, Rented Trucks Improve Operational Efficiencies
Renting trucks can be a good alternative for companies that experience more volatility in customer demand or work in industries that experience seasonal spikes.
PacLease Truck Leasing
July 6, 2022
Top 6 Trends in Cold Food Warehousing
Cold food distributors prepared to adapt and shift to changing industry demands will be the best prepared for success and profitability in the long run.
July 5, 2022
Congress Can't Afford to Forget Pandemic Supply Chain Lessons
There is a critical choice Congress must make. Will it stand by as product shortages, delays and price increases continue to wreak havoc, or it will it take an unprecedented opportunity to make a difference for the supply chain today and tomorrow?
Consumer Brands Association
July 4, 2022
The Evolving State of the U.S. Food and Beverage M&A Market
While interest in food and beverage M&A remains strong among buyers, valuations are likely to decline through the rest of this year. Here's why.
July 2, 2022
Automation Unlocks Cold Storage Potential
As warehouses push forward to deal with inventory demands, an automated approach to the next expansion project should not be overlooked.
Westfalia Technologies Inc.
July 1, 2022
How Fleets Use Telematics to Their Competitive Advantage
Recent reports show many companies could fail in a matter of days if their paper processes were compromised. Not digitizing and storing securely is courting disaster.
June 30, 2022
Reducing Waste in Food Supply Chains
Necessity drives innovation, so now is the time for companies to rethink supply chain operations, particularly when technology is reaching a maturity that allows mass adoption.
June 29, 2022
Monitoring Unwanted Pests Using Pest Devices
Pest monitoring devices can be an efficient way to stay one step ahead of an infestation.
Western Pest Services
June 28, 2022
How Cold Chain Data Insights Protect Perishable Shipments
More producers are seeking software and service providers who can solve their data challenges and support various aspects of cold chain management.
June 27, 2022
How to Ensure Operations Follow FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety
Connecting all parties, testing commodities as they pass through the doors and making sure everything is traceable can all move the food safety system in the right direction.
June 24, 2022
How to Become a Successful Female Mentor in the Packaging Industry
It’s important to find opportunities that help other women advance, especially in a male-dominated industry.
Fleet Advantage, LLC
May 26, 2022
The Importance of Building Trust in Trucking Industry
Robust, cloud-based fleet management, telematics/ELD, driver workflow, routing, dispatching and planning software helps trucking companies meet their KPIs and other metrics.
June 20, 2022
How Virtual Twins Solve Cold Logistics Challenges
Technology advancements that go beyond simple digital capabilities now aid companies so they can better anticipate potential supply chain disruptions.
June 17, 2022
Warehouse Retrofitting: The Shift from B2B to B2C
For those looking to add direct-to-consumer capacity, companies are keeping a portion of the operations “status quo” for B2B and/or repurposing a section of the warehouse for B2C.
June 16, 2022
Sound Inventory Planning Helps Waylay Pesky Supply Chain Interruptions
Today, integrating inventory planning with financial planning is more critical than ever given the ability accounting has to properly steer planning, ordering, and ultimately profitability.
June 16, 2022
How Standardized Track and Trace Mitigates Risk in Food Transportation
Mitigating the impact of disrupting events requires standardization and digitalization of data and processes to provide universal and continuous access to accurate, real-time data.
Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)
June 15, 2022
Material Handling Equipment
Forklifts with Integrated Lithium Batteries: Trend or Niche Product?
Before the benefits of lithium technology can be fully utilized, major OEMs will need to really redesign the trucks around this new power source, whereas drop-in solutions will remain more efficient and economical in the next few years.
June 14, 2022
Balancing Inflation, Consumer Demand and Skyrocketing Fuel Costs
Food logistics providers must tap digital transformation to increase their resilience and adaptability in challenging times.
June 14, 2022
Ocean Ports & Carriers
4 Ways to Determine if Breakbulk is Right for Your Cold Chain
Companies are exploring breakbulk. They’re chartering ships. They’re open to opportunities to meet customers’ needs. As the supply chain experiences its ebbs and flows, breakbulk is an efficient solution for moving time-sensitive cargo.
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
June 13, 2022
Why the Cloud is the Missing Ingredient in Today’s Food Supply Chains
With more nimble supply chain operations powered by the cloud, organizations can better keep pace with demand and disruption — delivering fresh, high-quality products to customers, on time and on budget.
VAI (Vormittag Associates Inc.)
June 10, 2022
5 Ways Destratification Fans Increase Profits in Food Industry
To provide the best customer experience and increase profits, these facilities must take steps to improve their environment and lower costs. One way to do this is by installing destratification fans. Here’s five reasons why.
June 9, 2022
Navigating the 3PL vs 4PL Decision
One decision all shippers must make relates to whether a 3PL or a 4PL is the right service provider for them.
June 2, 2022
4 Grocery Retail Trends to Watch
Here are four trends that should be top of mind for grocery retailers looking to increase profitability and efficiency in today’s market.
June 8, 2022