Cold Chain Vulnerability

Cold chain vulnerabilities obviously receive more attention and scrutiny in the hot summer months, beginning with the trucks and carriers that transport the products from manufacturers to warehouses such as ACS or the end users.  As every safe operator knows, summertime is never the time to cut corners in an effort to cut costs when dealing with temperature-controlled food products.

We are seeing a growing trend Excerpt from Central Florida Ag News

Preparing for Hurricane Season

On June 1, the Atlantic Hurricane season officially began.  While that might be an afterthought for many seasoned Floridians, natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods shouldn’t be taken lightly.  At Adams Cold Storage, we literally cannot afford to be unprepared in the event of a hurricane or severe weather occurrence, and that is why we have detailed emergency operating procedures outlined in every contract we sent to a client.

In the even of a hurricane warning  Excerpt from Central Florida Ag News

ACS By The Numbers

In business, we deal with numbers – financial tallies, customer data, inventory counts, product variety and identification, order accuracy etc. – and, more often than not, positive numbers translate into successful business.  A business also is known by its numbers – numbers that identify it and make it unique.  Below are some of the numbers we’d like to share about Adams Cold Storage and the industry in which we work.

The Advantages of Tempering

I’ve written recently about the changing landscape in public refrigerated warehousing, especially the cold food chain segment, and how PRW companies are expanding their services to be more competitive, more diversified, and more helpful to their customers.

One of the services being offered more frequently by PRWs is tempering.  Basically, it’s a well controlled and Excerpt from Central Florida Ag News

Complex Third-Party Logistics in The Food Supply Chain

In the last month’s column, I began a conversation about the considerable changes in public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) during the past couple of decades – the evolution of a mostly “pallet-in, pallet-out” business to a more complex 3PL enterprise offering many more services to PRW customers.  I promised more on the topic for this month’s column.

For review, 3PL (or TPL) is short for third-party logistics, Excerpt from Central Florida Ag News

Cool Technology

Technology is omnipresent in modern society, and with it we have seen monumental improvements across many sectors of industry.  We can track the pizza we ordered, monitor work floors, and communicate with friends an coworkers around the world.  It only stands to reason that new technology would also affect our food supply chain, too.

The world of cold food storage and transportation is awash in new technology.  Now, more than ever, we are able Excerpt from Central Florida Ag News

Strong Economy Boosting Cold Storage Market

By and large, Americans are enjoying a robust U.S. economy, and its impact seems to have been highly positive for a wide swath of industries.  From where I sit, it’s clear that the economy has been good for the cold chain industry and the public refrigerated warehouse (PRW’s) that operate within it.  Heading into the holidays and season of thanksgiving, that’s something for which all of us at Adams Cold Storage (ACS) in Auburndale are grateful.

Business is up at ACS, with increased volumes logged for refrigerated Excerpt from Central Florida Ag News