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.

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


One of the most challenging tasks in the food and beverage industry involves making sure foods and supplies reach their destination in top form. Certain foods and items, for instance, can’t merely get tossed on a transport truck and left to chance.

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Suppliers are Friends, not Food!

Supply Chain Game Changer

“Fish are friends, not food.”. Suppliers are our friends, not food! Data is your friend, and it will show you which of your suppliers are your friends; not food! Suppliers are friends, not food. The post Suppliers are Friends, not Food! Subscribe Here!

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Walmart China Introduces Food Blockchain Platform as Parent Fights Internally

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, two food contamination scandals, pork mislabeling and tainted donkey meat set the company back. To assure Chinese customers that its food products were safe, Walmart announced it would invest at minimum $25 million in food safety research.

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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.

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Blockchain: Can Food & Grocery Benefit from this Technology?

C3 Solutions

It can add transparency, increase efficiency and improve food safety. Together, those three benefits will also help to reduce the tragic waste of food around the globe. Increased efficiency cuts costs, while improved food safety reduces risk to both reputation and the bottom line.

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Why are buyers requiring PTI-Palletized Advanced Ship Notices?


Supply Chain Management Food Safety

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


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.

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. million metric tons of WFP food assistance every year.

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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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Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food.

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! (Videos)

Supply Chain Game Changer

But the single most important Supply Chain is the Food Supply Chain! Our very survival depends on there even being a Food Supply Chain. On one hand there is a horrendously large amount of Food Waste. The Food Supply Chain, the most important Supply Chain in the World, is BROKEN!

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Farm-to-Table: How to Safely Transport Food so it Stays Fresh

Freight Center

billion tons of food is wasted every year globally, which equates to $1 trillion wasted US dollars. As the harvest season ramps up, those in the food industry face several challenges in keeping food safe. According to a 2015 study published on , 2-20% of all fruits and vegetables end up wasted during the shipping process – that’s a staggering statistic. As with all things shipping, proper packaging is a must. A Standout in Food Logistics.

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


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.

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Shopping at Whole Foods Market? Click Amazon Prime

Supply Chain Insights

Amazon’s announcement of its acquisition of Whole Foods Market will be a landmark business move that has far reaching effects to the Consumer Chain and the way CPG suppliers go to market. billion (with a “B”) for our beloved Whole Foods Market.

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Eliminating Food Waste in the Agricultural Supply Chain


There’s nothing worse than when the food in your refrigerator goes bad. Now imagine that feeling, but with an entire shipping container full of post-harvest foodstuffs. Food loss is bad – bad for F&B manufacturers and farmers who lose revenue, and bad for hungry consumers.

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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.

Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

“High freight, fuel and labor costs are forcing food distributors to streamline their businesses,” begins the recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The piece revealed a rise in operating expenses of 6% at world’s largest food distributor, Sysco Foods and a boost of 2% at US Foods. — Food Shippers Lag in Terms of Automation Levels in their Supply Chains. With margins already tight, food shippers cannot sustain losses due to avoidable spoilage.

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Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry


Throughout the food supply chain, food supplies come from many places, travel for long distances, and are handled by many people. As such, contamination – and subsequent food recalls – are a fact of life for many food and beverage (F&B) companies. Food travels a lot.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability.

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.

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Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on


by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry.

Food Shippers: Do This One Thing Before Hiking Prices

Supply Chain Collaborator

The lede from a recent Wall Street Journal article blares, “ Some of the biggest food suppliers are struggling to manage soaring logistics costs in a fast-changing consumer market. T here is good news for food producers and other industry groups feeling this pain.

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This is the world’s largest container ship….and it’s massive

The Network Effect

Last month the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar , set sail from a South Korean shipyard. It’s hard to comprehend just how large the ship is… here are some examples of what it can carry: 19,000 shipping containers. 900 million cans of dog food.

EDI: A Key IngrEDIent in the Food Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

If you work in the food and beverage industry, it’s possible you’re not familiar with the wonders of electronic data interchange [EDI]. EDI is transfer of data between computer systems via standardized messaging formats for things such as purchase orders, invoices and shipping documents.

What are the Supply Chain Impacts of Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Big news out of the grocery retail world as Amazon has announced its acquisition of major organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market – for an eye-popping $13.7 That being said, the specific acquisition of a healthy lifestyle brand like Whole Foods is intriguing for sure.

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7 Things to Know: Sanitary Transportation of Food Final Rule

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released text for the final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Food as required by the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. Remember that packaged, shelf-stable food is exempt. The U.S.

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Four Ways Amazon’s Changes to Whole Foods will Impact Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

Amazon has released some of the details on changes to Whole Foods and how they’re going to integrate their e-commerce business with this new physical asset. And if retailers were disturbed by the initial news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, they should be in scramble mode now, with the details that are coming out and the possibility of more. Changes to Expect at Whole Foods. Retail Supply Chain Amazon grocery retail Whole Foods

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Bit by Bit, Whole Foods Gets an Amazon Touch

Supply Chain Brain

It has been six months since Amazon took over Whole Foods, a $13.4bn deal that made the internet retailer a major player in the world of brick-and-mortar retailing. For the most part, the 470 stores are still the same upscale, expensive healthy food emporiums that they have always been. The company’s executives are busy devising ways to connect its Prime membership program, which offers benefits like fast and free shipping and video streaming, with the stores.

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On Time and Tasty: Keeping Food Fresh Through the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

One of the most exciting and challenging industries for logistics managers is the food and beverage industry. When edibles – whether fresh food or something ready for the shelves – are moving through the supply chain, they usually need to do so quickly and with particular care.

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. There’s no question that the retail industry is evolving at a rapid pace.

2018 Likely to Be Coldest Year on Record for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

However, what we’re actually referring to is the fact that cold-chain shippers in the food industry are facing market conditions that demand investment in more and better infrastructure to support cold chain shipping.

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

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4 Tips to Reduce Food Waste in Your Hospitality Supply Chain


Food waste across the hospitality supply chain is quickly becoming a global crisis. Food and Agriculture Organization, 1.3 billion tons of food produced is wasted each year. Food loss is not only damaging to the bottom line; it’s also bad for the planet.

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On Time and Tasty: Keeping Food Fresh Through the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

One of the most exciting and challenging industries for logistics managers is the food and beverage industry. When edibles – whether fresh food or something ready for the shelves – are moving through the supply chain, they usually need to do so quickly and with particular care.

What makes the perfect order in food and beverage shipping?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Before we answer that question, we should first consider why perfection is so important for food and beverage shipping. Here’s how: The post What makes the perfect order in food and beverage shipping? Freight Services Food and Beverage

Three Reasons Food Shippers NEED to Automate Transportation Processes Now

Supply Chain Collaborator

Plenty of food shippers already have some form of solution in place to automate their transportation planning and management processes. Here are three reasons why food shippers will rely more heavily than ever before on logistics IT and why it is imperative they don’t procrastinate.

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