Comprehensive Cold Supply Chain management at your fingertips with Americold

Thursday, 28 October, 2021

The pandemic caused a very unexpected and rapid shift from restaurant service to retail as people stopped eating out and began eating at home as stay-at-home orders went into effect. Consumers rushed to supermarkets to stock up, depleting the on-site inventory that was stocked for regular operations. Shelves were emptied creating the illusion of food shortages. However, consumers had simply exhausted the local, on-hand supply of certain items and not the entire supply chain.

This placed the entire supply chain under immense pressure but all Americold customers had access to our i3PL comprehensive supply chain management tool during this stressful period.

Managing Director of Asia Pacific at Americold, Richard Winnall, said: “The i3PL Supply Chain Management tool meant that our customers were able to closely manage their stock levels and distribution flows out of our warehouses and into the supermarkets in a period that saw demands outstrip that of the busy Christmas period.”

Americold is a global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, connecting food producers, distributors and retailers to the end consumers both locally and internationally. With 16 sites around Australia and New Zealand, Americold played an integral role in supporting the major retailers to get their frozen and chilled stock into the supermarkets.

Americold’s i3PL Supply Chain Control System drives greater efficiencies into your operations. It’s a one-stop source for real-time information on orders, inventory, KPIs, and more — all easily accessed through any web-connected smart phone, tablet or computer.

i3PL provides access to 40 different reporting options, creates customized alerts, allows you to place new orders or change existing entries, book pick-ups and deliveries with Online Appointment Scheduling, and place holds on specific inventory to control your supply chain and protect your brand.

The temperature-controlled food supply chain and Americold’s diverse infrastructure is built to withstand changes in food demand and support our customers with full network wide visibility.

For more information from Americold about its Temperature-Controlled warehousing and distribution solutions — scan the QR code.

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