Cold chain industry consultants Nick Pacitti of Tippmann Innovation and David Sterling of Savills Studley have worked together for the past 25 years and have seen a wide array of supply chain trends. They have collaborated to produce a white paper entitled “Caution Ahead: US Distribution Networks Face Triple Threat.”
In the publication, the two discuss transportation cost projections that are proving to be worse than originally reported. The need to further evaluate refrigerated distribution networks and the use of regional distribution centers is becoming more urgent as cold storage capacity is tightening and refrigerated transport capacity is worsening. This is forcing rates higher and service performance levels lower.
The white paper covers:
•Effects of rising transportation costs on inbound and outbound shipments
•Consumer expectation changes caused by disruptive companies
•Impact of modifications in balance sheet reporting requirements for leases
•Development strategy for today’s supply chain managers facing market shifts
The article can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
Tippmann Innovation provides a full suite of cold storage construction services, including master site planning and operations guidance. Its technologies include the Patented QF+ In-Rack freezing and thawing system, coupled with the T2 spacer. The company has offices in Indiana, Illinois and Florida.