How to Ship Perishable Food

Freight Center

Small to medium-sized business owners that ship perishable food or other temperature-sensitive products have a unique challenge on their hands—making sure their cargo stays safe and at the right temperature during transit. Freight Shipping & Logistics Temperature Controlled Shipping

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The Main Challenges of Food and Beverage Shipping

PLS Logistics

Working in the food industry is incredibly exciting and diverse, however, it can be a very complex sector. Food supply chains involve an endless number of processes, and unraveling them is quite a challenge. Especially, food and beverage shipping. The food and beverage sector is tightly connected with logistics and transportation. Blog food and beverage food shipping logistics challenges

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What to Look for in Food Logistics Companies

Kane is Able

If you manage distribution for a food manufacturer, distributor or retailer, you’re concerned not only with shipping accurate, on-time orders, but also with cold chain management, regulatory compliance, food safety, and other specialized logistics challenges.

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Food Logistics Tips for Making Sure Perishable Foods Are Safe During Transit

Cerasis

One of the most challenging tasks in the food and beverage industry involves making sure foods and supplies reach their destination in top form. Food shippers must already contend with a variety of elements, including storage temperatures, packaging, freshness and quality, timeliness and, of course, proper transit. Certain foods and items, for instance, can’t merely get tossed on a transport truck and left to chance. Logistics

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The Real Business Cost of Damaged Packages in Food Logistics

Roambee

When your food shipment arrives spoiled, it's not just a monetary loss or a logistics problem, your brand could be impacted or worse, it could lead to legal troubles if it affects the consumer’s health. You can sell a customer a mobile phone that has an old operating system but never a food product that got contaminated during transportation. The financial impact goes beyond the visible replacement and re-shipping costs.

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Most Popular US Food Trends

Zipline Logistics

COVID-19 has shuffled domestic food and beverage consumption trends, accelerating some and disrupting others. Here, we found that many product categories had a dramatic uptick in shipping volume, while others saw a notable plunge. Click Here to See How US Food Trends Have Changed.

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Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. It will probably change the processes currently associated with warehousing, supply chain management and several other critical features of logistics. Cargo Ships.

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Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Since much of the previous year in business and elsewhere was defined by a global pandemic, we are left asking what will 2021 look like for food and beverage shippers. Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19.

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Wine and Spirits Logistics

Kane is Able

We’re not sure, but this year Kane Logistics will ship about 26 million cases of wine & spirits for its customers, building on our 30-year strategic focus on wine and spirits logistics. Warehouse Operations Food and Beverage Logistics

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Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. The transportation & logistics industry found new ways to go touchless during this pandemic. One such instance is that of the transportation & logistics industry.

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Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

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Five Reasons Why Food Shippers are Eating Up TMS Solutions

Talking Logistics

However, for one industry in particular – food producers/shippers – TMS is becoming indispensable. Here are five reasons why TMS for transportation automation and optimization is a must-have for food shippers. With the cost of producing these foods on the rise due to climate-related issues and transportation capacity issues, food shippers are hungry (no pun intended) for ways to reduce the time their products spend in transit.

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4 Tips for Shipping this Fourth

PLS Logistics

Family, friends, and food- what more could you ask for? However, if your job is logistics-related, it might be a bit more complicated than that. Unforeseen delays and disruptions are inevitable, but we can do our best to be ready for the holiday shipping and minimize the potential risks. Transportation Capacity Shipping Shipping Costs Drivers Demand Price hikes HolidayWho doesn’t love the holidays?

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Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

Recently, John Tyson, Chairman of the Board at Tyson Foods, published a full-page ad in several newspapers asserting the food supply chain is breaking. He wrote, “Tyson Foods is facing a new set of challenges. This means one thing — the food supply chain is vulnerable. The meatpacking industry isn’t the only food supplier facing shutdowns. ”[3] Food Dive is tracking the status of operations of major manufacturers’ plants.

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Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme

DELMIA Quintiq

As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP). It’s about bringing food—the most basic of needs—to those who need it most. When the logistics people over at WFP told us about their supply chain, in all its scale and complexity, I knew our partnership was meant to be. million metric tons of WFP food assistance every year. On any given day, WFP operates an average of 70 aircraft, 20 ships and 5,000 trucks.

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TMS Addressing the Changing Needs of Food and Beverage Companies

3GTMS

Between regulatory uncertainties and the changing nature of how customers want to order and receive their goods, food and beverage companies are evolving quickly. And a key part of that is efficiently shipping products to customers with varying needs and requirements. In this article for Food Logistics, our own J.P. The post TMS Addressing the Changing Needs of Food and Beverage Companies appeared first on 3GTMS.

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Supply Chain is Tackling Food Waste Like Never Before!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! One Supply Chain Sustainability topic that’s been getting a lot of attention lately is the issue of food waste. Fast Facts About Food Waste in the Article. $1 1 trillion dollars worth of food is wasted annually, with edible food ending up in landfills. This amounts to approximately 1/3 rd of global food production, or 1.4 68% of discarded food is still edible.

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Location, Location, Location: Amazon Buys Whole Foods

Techgistics

Amazon announced on Friday that it is acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 And while many takes are centered around Amazon getting into physical retail, the most valuable component of the acquisition is the 400+ Whole Foods stores that enable Amazon to meet rising consumer expectations around fast and cheap shipping and make a broader push into perishables and food delivery. Meal kits arguably are a business Whole Foods should have already been in.

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Prepping Pallet Orders for Food and Beverage Shipping

Zipline Logistics

Graduating from shipping cases with UPS or FedEx to shipping pallets via LTL or full truckload is an extremely exciting milestone for food and beverage brands. The post Prepping Pallet Orders for Food and Beverage Shipping appeared first on Zipline Logistics. It can also be a bit overwhelming, taking on entirely new processes. Perhaps pallet orders represent your first sale to a major retailer, distributor, or wholesaler. Either way, it’s […].

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Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. Unfortunately, stress in the industry translates into higher logistics cost, so logistics consolidation will become more commonplace throughout the year, resulting in these additional trends. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

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6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

Roambee

In the world of logistics and supply chains, chances are almost everything that’s moved is moved ON or IN shipping assets such as trays, pallets, crates, tubs, bins, or containers. Whether you eat it, wear it, sit on it, ride it, or live under it, most of the things around you have been carted on a shipping asset at some stage in its supply chain.

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UltraShipTMS Supply Chain Logistics Platform Selected by Giorgio Foods

Supply Chain Collaborator

Food Producer & Distributor Implements Transportation Management System Software – Expanding Footprint of the NJ-Based Logistics IT Provider among Leading US Food Shippers. October 6, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – UltraShipTMS proudly announces the latest addition to its “mushrooming” roster of valued client companies – Giorgio Foods Xpress. The post UltraShipTMS Supply Chain Logistics Platform Selected by Giorgio Foods appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

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6 Benefits of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Shipping can be expensive. The high cost of shipping is motivating many companies to switch from their current method of shipping to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. Is your business looking to save money while streamlining your logistics services ?

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The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution. It is also my go-to example when I try to explain supply chain and logistics to my kids. “Do Do you ever wonder how all of these foods and products got here,” I ask them.

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A TMS Tale of Two Food Shippers – Which Describes Your Evolutionary State?

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Summer 2020 issue of Food Shippers of America Magazine has dropped. Specifically, the issue published two articles addressing the use and utilization of TMS platforms by food shipping organizations. The other discussed advanced TMS strategies engaged by food shippers with evolved logistics IT platforms already in use. This article makes the case for a food shipper to replace manual transportation management processes with TMS automation.

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UltraShipTMS adds Castellini Group of Companies to “Blossoming” List of Food Shipping Customers

Supply Chain Collaborator

One of the Largest Distributors of Fresh Produce in the US Implements TMS, Optimizer and Private Fleet Modules – Expanding Footprint of the NJ-Based Logistics IT Provider among Leading US Food Shippers. December 15, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – UltraShipTMS proudly announces the latest addition to its bumper crop of food shipping customers – Castellini Group of Companies.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements to navigate. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping.

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How the Food Blockchain is Bringing Tech to the Table

Zipline Logistics

Though it may sound far off, companies in the food and beverage supply chain are rapidly adopting blockchain platforms as a means of creating visibility, traceability, and efficiency. There are many other uses for blockchain, including improving the cooperative efforts of the different parties in the food and beverage supply chain. IBM Food Trust. A significant driver of the blockchain in the food and beverage supply chain is IBM. Other Food Blockchain Applications.

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The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

Cerasis

Now, multiply that by 250 million Americans celebrating the holiday, reports Bob Trebilcock of Logistics Management. That adds up to $2.375 billion spent on food for Thanksgiving dinner, says Envista. Frozen turkeys make up 90 percent of Thanksgiving sales, explains Chris Cunnane of Logistics Viewpoints. Meanwhile, logistics operations must transport them from the farm to the production facility and beyond. Fresh turkey spoils faster and requires fast-paced logistics.

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Navigating the Complexities of Retail Shipping: How a Transportation Management System Can Help

Talking Logistics

With the explosive growth of online retailers, consumers can now shop anytime and anywhere for everything from clothing and cosmetics to food, furniture, and even cars. The post Navigating the Complexities of Retail Shipping: How a Transportation Management System Can Help appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. There’s no question that the retail industry is evolving at a rapid pace.

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Do You Still Need a 3PL When Working with a Food Distributor like KeHe or UNFI?

Zipline Logistics

Photo Source: Pixabay You’re an up and coming brand that just started working with a food distributor to get your product into more retail locations. Large food distributors like KeHE or UNFI can get your product onto previously unattainable shelf space, which adds up to increased exposure, potential […]. The post Do You Still Need a 3PL When Working with a Food Distributor like KeHe or UNFI? appeared first on Zipline Logistics.

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Produce Shipping Season 2020

PLS Logistics

Even the essential industry of food and produce was disrupted due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. eBook coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 disruptions ebook logistics shipping disruptions supply chains

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How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships. How they are treated at shippers’ facilities was ranked #1 by more than 80% of drivers in a survey by Ventura Foods to determine the most critical factors in keeping drivers on the job. Understand the full range of shipping alternatives your carriers can offer. Business has been improving for the U.S.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news: New COVID vaccines need absurd amounts of labor and materials. UK freight shipping costs quadruple after Brexit, COVID. Tesco has offered to use its country-wide distribution company Best Food Logistics to aid the roll out of the vaccine.

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Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. Logistics capabilities.

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