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Category: Cold Chain,Supply Chain July 17, 2017

The recent issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods cited a report by the ACOSTA, entitled Bricks & Clicks – Understanding the Omni Channel Landscape. It’s an interesting read if you have a moment. The report called out that for Millennial and Gen Z shoppers technology has trumped brand loyalty. Tips to the brick-and-mortar retail is Read the full article…

On FSMA Compliance

Category: Food Safety,Supply Chain June 1, 2017

  If you’re confused about compliance with FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), you’re certainly not alone. In fact, this was a “hot topic” at the recent Food Safety Summit, where a group of speakers discussed how food safety professionals are coping with the new rules. And, in FSMA 2017, Foah International’s Shawn McBride told Read the full article…

Six Frozen Food Facts for 2017

Category: Cold Chain,Frozen Food March 23, 2017

 Humans have used freezing as a means of safely preserving food for thousands of years, but it took the technological genius of Clarence Birdseye in the 1920s to harness the preserving power of freezing food by making the process practical. According to the Frozen Food Foundation, this pioneer’s development of the double-belt freezer recreated nature’s Read the full article…

You Don’t Have to Go it Alone: Why Outsourcing Transportation is a Smart Idea in 2017

Category: 3PL,Cold Chain,Freight Management,Transportation Management,Trucking February 23, 2017

Depending on which industry you’re working in, transportation logistics account for between 5% and 50% of your product’s total landed cost. That’s a significant outlay for any company that wants to remain profitable and viable in today’s constantly-changing logistics environment, where “going it alone” isn’t always necessary or financially feasible. The cold supply chain, for Read the full article…

7 Ways to Ensure a Safe “Cold Chain” in the New Year

Category: Cold Chain,Food Safety,Frozen Warehousing,Supply Chain January 9, 2017

If food manufacturers learned just one thing from 2016, it’s that even the most consumer-friendly, beloved brands can quickly fall prey to poor fresh, refrigerated, and frozen food handling. From Chipotle to General Mills, the list of companies that made headlines due to foodborne illnesses was both varied and well documented in industry publications like Read the full article…

The 3PL as a Technology Partner

Category: 3PL,Supply Chain October 13, 2016

Buying, implementing, and maintaining supply chain software applications can be an expensive and time-consuming initiative. Whether the projects are managed by your company’s in-house IT team or outsourced to a third party, the costs associated with this function can chip away at a company’s bottom line, put undue stress on a company’s resources, and result Read the full article…

Looking for a Supply Chain Solution?

Category: Cold Chain,Hanson Corporate,Supply Chain September 22, 2016

…You’ve come to the right place. Working with Infor and MercuryGate, Hanson Logistics offers supply chain solutions to its customers that covers every step – from order to warehouse to transportation. By leveraging our investment in technology, you can work smarter, better, and faster without the need for significant investments in IT infrastructure, implementation, administration, Read the full article…

Break Free of Manual Load Processes

Category: Cold Chain,Consolidation,Frozen Warehousing September 1, 2016

Even in today’s technology-centric transportation world, small to midsized carriers rely heavily on fax, email, and the web for communication. To help you break free of these manual, labor-intensive processes, Hanson Logistics offers a load processes tender management platform that maintains a constant pulse on all load tenders – regardless of communication method or carrier size. The Read the full article…