Top 10 Most Read Food Logistics Articles of 2020

Food Logistics has been covering each aspect of the cold food supply chain during this unprecedented year, allowing readers to have a range of topics to read up on.

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When entering 2020, the world was optimistic about what the new decade would bring. No one could’ve predicted a global pandemic that put the world at a stand-still for almost a year.

While the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic effectively shut down many industries, the supply chain kept on trucking along, serving communities to the best of their abilities. If there is anything that we’ve learned from this demanding year, supply chains will never break – they will only bend. This industry and the people behind the scenes remain resilient, taking on any challenges thrown their way.

Food Logistics hasn’t missed a beat either. Our editors have been covering each aspect of the supply chain this year, allowing readers to stay on top of this essential industry.

Below are the Top 10 most read articles of 2020.

10.) How Logistics Companies are Responding to COVID-19 Crisis

Technology is only going to become more essential to the food supply chain. Having an established demand forecasting technology platform enables companies to more readily pivot in time of need, according to an expert column by Are Traasdahl from Crisp.  

9.) Post-Pandemic Grocery Shopping

Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer details how grocery shopping is changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s online, delivery, curbside pickup or BOPIS, here’s how the pandemic has forever shifted the way consumers shop for groceries.

8.) How COVID-19 Presents Opportunity for Companies to Improve Shipping Expenses

The COVID-19 pandemic put the whole world at a standstill, creating major challenges to businesses. However, Tony Nuzio from ICC Logistics Services says that the pandemic could present an opportunity for companies to improve their shipping expenses.

7.) Managing Food Safety Along the Supply Chain

With the pandemic at the forefront of everyone’s mind, safety is becoming more of a concern than usual. Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer details how ensuring regulatory compliance and overcoming food fraud can help achieve a strong food safety culture within the global food supply chain.

6.) 3PL vs. 4PL vs. 5PL—Here’s the Difference

In this article, Food Logistics breaks down the difference between 3PLs, 4PLs and 5PLs and why these partnerships matter within the supply chain – especially during a time of crisis.

5.) Meet the Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers of 2020

Despite all that 2020 has thrown at them, 3PL and cold storage providers continue to improve their skills and adopt the latest temperature monitoring technologies, transportation management systems and warehouse management systems. In this article, Food Logistics editors reveal the winners of the 2020 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers award.

4.) Why Trucking Industry Must Change for the Long Haul

The trucking industry has been rapidly changing in order to keep up with current times. In this column, Guillermo Garcia from SmartHop details how the trucking industry can benefit from this new wave of technological innovation.

3.) Trends in Grocery Supply Chain Warehouse Management Systems

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, challenges of online grocery were already beginning to plague the industry. In this column, logistics experts discuss the latest in warehouse management systems of grocery and online retail supply chains.

2.) Fleetwood Transportation Joins List of Companies That Have Shut Down in 2019

2019 ended at a low point for the trucking industry, as more companies closed their doors while the driver shortage only grew at a substantial rate. At the top of the year, Fleetwood Transportation announced it was closing its operations as well.

1.) How Logistics Companies are Responding to COVID-19 Crisis

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, many companies scrambled to develop best practices. Here, Rick Brumett from Transportation Insight explains how customers have taken a number of steps to ensure that the customer satisfaction is protected as much as possible.