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

ACS – A Global Connection

All the ongoing news reports about foreign trade, tariffs, and the related political maneuverings in Washington and capital cities around the world have us thinking about trade, too.  That would be the international trade that comes right through out warehouse doors here at Adams Cold Storage in Auburndale.

It really is interesting to consider the variety and volume of Excerpt from Ag News

ACS – Prepared for Anything

Two months ago, the headline for this column for “The ACS Food Defense Plan”.  The focus was on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the act’s most recent shoe to drop – the element dealing with “malicious contamination” or “intentional adulteration” of food and how businesses in the food supply chain must defend that chain.

Interestingly, just five weeks after that column was published,

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