Performance and partnership is key
As a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, a mismanaged cold chain can create serious quality and safety issues, causing irreparable damage to your reputation.
Choosing a climate control service partner, with the right technology, expertise and knowledge is essential to managing risk and profitability.
Safeguarding the quality of food products through the cold chain is critical.
Refrigerated solutions must be able to support the quick identification of cold chain issues before a problem occurs, with automated alarms and predictive maintenance rapidly becoming tools to prevent food safety issues and lost product.
Critical failures must not only be quickly addressed operationally, to reduce downtime and protect profits, but increasingly systems must be able to provide support and information to provide transparency of reporting and traceability of product to manage food safety events.
LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Legislative, regulatory and consumer pressure is creating new demands on business infrastructure to operate with less resources.
There is growing awareness of how decisions in refrigerated systems and management can provide a competitive advantage, in addition, to reducing costs, with many cold storage warehouse operators particularly aware of energy and water consumption.
Multi-temperature warehouses are investing in ways to reduce energy consumption and create low emission strategies through low charge and refrigerant selection. Advanced systems also deliver heat recovery solutions and integrated management of mechanical infrastructure through Building Management Solutions and smart controls.
Cold storage warehouses often find inefficient coolers and freezers may be consuming 30-50% more energy than optimized equipment and future operating costs can be significantly reduced through the right investment choices.
FLEXIBLE COOLING SOLUTIONS
3PLcompanies are experiencing significant change as consumer demand for locally sourced, convenient, healthy food has created increasing demand for fresh food with wider varieties and product ranges requiring multi-point storage requirements.
Demand for refrigerated space is increasing rapidly, with the expectation for just in time delivery requiring a shift from a pallet in pallet out approach, to one that is flexible and transparent, while delivering on health and safety outcomes and reducing product waste and damage.
Cooling technology must be able to provide flexibility in temperature range and control while supporting transparency and understanding of system management. EcoChill understands how important it is to maintain relationships with partners in your supply chain, adding value through infrastructure support such as health and safety accreditation and data reporting to meet contractual obligations.