Food & Beverage

Five Ways Logistics Can Tame Bottled Water SKU Proliferation

Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain, Transportation Management, Warehousing & Distribution Management
July 8, 2015

The beverage industry is awash in SKUs. While beer, energy drinks, spirits, carbonated soft drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee and teas have grown, bottled water was the rising tide that lifted all boats in the past year. That growth has become a chal...

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Natural Gas Innovation: One Food and Beverage Truck, And Now, One Alternative Fuel

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Technology, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Sustainability
July 7, 2015

The road to natural gas innovation is being traveled today by one refrigerated vehicle using one fuel source. Where most food and beverage natural gas reefer trucks need a separate CNG tank for the engine and diesel tank for the reefer unit, a new ve...

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Special Report: Food Safety and the Supply Chain

Food & Beverage, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
June 18, 2015

If the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) can be summarized in a single phrase, it will transform the food supply chain from reactive to proactive – preventing food safety problems rather than reacting to them after they occur. That’s t...

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BevOps 2015: Driver Shortage & Vehicle Costs Challenge Beverage Industry

Featured Resources, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Maintenance, Supply Chain
May 28, 2015

Between the increasingly challenging driver shortage and rising costs related to vehicle acquisition and ongoing maintenance, the beverage industry faces a number of daunting logistics and supply chain challenges. These are only expected to grow as d...

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Willow Run Foods: A Fresh Take on How CNG Cut Costs, Curbed Emissions & Improved Efficiency

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Sustainability
April 22, 2015

Every week, Willow Run Foods makes 2,500 deliveries of fresh foods and other products to restaurants in 14 states from Virginia to Maine. Their drivers log over 8.5 million miles per year, much of that in the New York metropolitan area – a region b...

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Delivering a happy St. Patrick’s Day

Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain
March 17, 2015

Today, more than 122 million Americans will wear green clothes and drink green beer as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday, which honors Ireland’s patron saint, has become lucky for logistics and supply chain companies in the retail and...

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Logistics of the big game

Consumer Goods, Deliver on-time, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain, Value Added Services
January 30, 2015

Planning and executing the biggest sporting event of the year On February 1, more than 115 million people in the United States will watch the ‘biggest football game of the year’.  In Glendale, Arizona, the land around the University of Phoenix ...

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Don’t let a weak food and beverage supply chain spoil dinner

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
January 12, 2015

When American consumers sit down to enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant or their dining room table, they don’t want to worry that the food they’re about to eat might be contaminated. That’s why transporting, storing and distributing temperature-...

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Are You Up to Date on the Latest Food Safety Regulations?

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
December 15, 2014

What you need to know about recent food safety regulations & defense legislation  Foodborne illness: the public health threat that hides in plain sight As recent hysteria surrounding the Ebola crisis reached fever-pitch, most people overlook...

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Set Your Freight Sustainability Effort Up For Success

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
December 4, 2014

As an environmental advocate, I was excited to participate in Innovate: A Ryder Idea Exchange. The event offered me a chance to speak with transportation executives at retail, consumer goods and food and beverage companies about greening product dist...

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