Challenge: Due to the popularity of its product line, a food producer experienced a sudden increase in local market demand, resulting in an urgent need for cold storage space to accommodate increased inventory. In addition to growing demand, random order frequency necessitated inbound and outbound truck handling flexibility to ensure OTIF fulfilment while maintaining product integrity.
Solution: Americold’s vast U.S. network included a facility that was ideally located for the producer’s customer base. Americold’s i-3PL supply chain control system then offered real-time inventory visibility — along with self-service order management and online appointment setting for trucks — empowering the producer to consider all inventory across trucks and storage facilities to be used for orders. The company could place appointments for loading and unloading quickly and efficiently — and monitor fulfillment with ease.
Results: Americold’s solution streamlined a complicated situation — enabling the food producer to focus on sales, production and a continued growth strategy.
About the Solution Provider: Americold is the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and supply chain services to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation and logistics solutions in the world. Americold owns and operates 158 temperature-controlled warehouses, with more than 1 billion cubic feet of capacity around the world.
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