Join Our Webinar: A Case Study on Delivered Freshness

Temperature has a profound impact on the quality and delivered freshness of fresh produce and perishable foods.  But how much of an impact?  Intelleflex and ProWare Services recently published a case study that documented the impact of temperature on fresh berries being shipped from Mexico into the United States.  Between the fields and the packing house and the packing house to the distribution centers, temperature conditions varied widely, affecting shelf life and shrink.

In conjunction with Food Logistics Magazine, Intelleflex is presenting the results of this case study on a December 15 webinar.  You can register for the webinar by clicking here.

Key findings included:

  • Shrink begins in the field as temperature variations and transportation times to the packing house are significant.
  • Proper pre-cooling plays a huge role in relative shelf life.
  • Knowing the temperature history of each pallet enables you to dynamically route based on relative shelf life.
  • In-transit conditions vary significantly in trailers – by as much as 30%.
  • You can cost-effectively reduce shrink and improve delivered freshness.

Register Now for the Intelleflex - Food Logistics Webinar

I hope you’ll be able to join us on December 15.  I think you’ll find the case study data invaluable and compelling.

 

Kevin Payne

Senior Director of Marketing

Seismic Shifts and Cold Chain Processes

Dramatic shifts are taking place in the pharma cold chain.  Due to profit pressures, government regulations and economies of scale, there’s an increasing focus on outsourcing of cold chain logistics from manufacturers to third party logistics providers and couriers.  It makes a lot of sense in a lot of ways but, in the case of pharmaceuticals, transferring cold chain logistics to another party doesn’t necessarily also include transfer of responsibility to another party.

Ultimately, the manufacturer of a vaccine or medication will always share responsibility for ensuring the quality and efficacy of their products, even if control of shipping it is passed to a logistics provider.  How can the manufacturer ensure that the logistics provider has handled the product properly?  How can the logistics provider provide proof to the manufacturer that they’ve got their back covered?

Read this new article by Peter Norton

Industry consultant Peter Norton has authored two new articles that discuss this topic and shed some light on the answers:

Both of these, as well as other articles by Peter can be found on our website.  Please let us know what you think!

Kevin Payne

Senior Director of Marketing