Deep Frozen Warehousing: Summer Treats

Category: Frozen Warehousing June 6, 2014

Time for ice cream. In 2010, the United States ice cream industry generated total revenues of $10 billion. Frozen yogurt sales saw a 74 percent increase between 2011 and 2013.

The growing demand for frozen foods, ice cream and novelties has created a growing need for deep frozen storage. These popular temperature-controlled foods require stringent handling requirements to ensure they safely move through the supply chain.

At -20 degrees Fahrenheit, deep frozen warehousing preserves even the most fickle of foods. At subzero temperatures, foods can remain stable as long as necessary, preserving both moisture and flavor.

Operating temperature-controlled warehousing and refrigerated trucking is not for the faint at heart. As it is more expensive to cool a warehouse than to heat it, logistics companies must be knowledgeable in deep frozen storage as well as financial control.

Some foods, like ice cream, are very sensitive to temperature abuses. These perishable items can easily be mishandled during loading, unloading and storage, harming the product and the relationship between processor and customer. A smooth supply chain – one that allows every department to track inventory and plan orders based on real-time data – will ensure that frozen foods stay fresh and stable throughout the entire transportation process.

All of our facilities adhere to best practices in cold storage. The Hanson Logistics Chicago Consolidation Center offers a state-of-the-art facility of 45,000 pallet positions, including deep frozen refrigeration space. Contact us to learn more about our deep frozen technology.

Supply Chain Management: Coming to a School Near You

Category: Supply Chain June 19, 2014

It’s no secret that leadership in supply chain management is key to global competitiveness. The big hurdle: finding and hiring talent with the necessary know-how. The growing demand is working its way into the curriculum of colleges and universities all around the country. Just last year, the Wall Street Journal reported more than a half-dozen Read the full article…

Supply Chain Visibility: What You Need to Know

Category: Supply Chain July 3, 2014

The ability to track inventory in transit from the manufacturer to its destination is extremely important. And yet this process can quickly and easily become convoluted if one step within that supply chain is mishandled. Because each link of the supply chain has its own schedule, budget, and projections, that information must be communicated and Read the full article…