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Cold Chain
  Moving a shipment across the supply chain without suffering any setbacks or temperature anomalies requires the establishment of a comprehensive logistical process to maintain the shipment integrity. The cold supply chain, for example, is getting more and more difficult to manage as regulatory issues, carrier capacity crunches, the need for sophisticated technology platforms, and...
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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...
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 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...
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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...
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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...
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The future of cold chain logistics is almost always in transition: from growth to slow-downs, modified trends to shifted needs from customers. After two considerably slow years for the industry in 2014 and 2015, shipping providers are eager to see a new era for logistics. That new era might be closer than we think: the...
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…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,...
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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...
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Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) like Hanson Logistics continue to make significant inroads in improving and modernizing logistics. With new products, safety regulations, and quality standards being introduced all the time, 3PLs give careful consideration to the challenges and opportunities associated with shipping and distributing temperature-sensitive products. Here are five ways that these providers are modernizing...
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About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from food borne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011, enables FDA to better...
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ABOUT HANSON LOGISTICS

Hanson Logistics provides end-to-end temperature-controlled distribution, transportation, warehousing and supply chain services, including multi-vendor consolidation services to the nation's major retailers. As one of the largest providers in the US, the company operates a growing refrigerated transportation fleet and 9 facilities in the central states, totaling 39 million cu. ft. with more than 200 Hanson teammates.