Pharr, TX (Jan 2nd, 2018): The tour of the refrigerated Index Fresh plant and DC, located at 1100 W. Capote Central Ave. in Pharr, TX will start at 10:00 a.m. on Wed. January 24th. A luncheon and a symposium will follow at 12 Noon. The TI team will discuss its experience in working with their clients throughout the US and around the globe in ‘Managing Unpredictability’ in the ever changing produce industry. The symposium will discuss how to design flexibility into your plant and distribution center and how small to medium size processors are using shared facilities and logistics services in lowering their cost, while improving service performance.
See and learn how new refrigerated buildings are being be designed for a host of functionality ranging from multi-temperature zones and patented quick chill systems to racking systems that can accommodate fast turn products and efficient pick lines. Learn how built in processing and packaging areas provide for highly efficient product flows into and out of the facility.
As some of the largest global food companies are aggressively reducing assets with no negative impacts on service performance, they are realizing how they can leverage the use of specialized third-party logistics providers. As such, you will hear how you can leverage the assets of companies like SpartanNash and two of their operating units Caito Foods and Blue Ribbon Transport in improving service and reducing cost in today’s market. In addition, one of the most innovative transportation companies in the US, Convoy, will discuss the ever increasing tightening of the refrigerated trucking market rising rates and what to do about them. Convoy is an award-winning tech-enabled trucking network that offers guaranteed capacity and industry-leading reliability for the transport of freight. Using technology, Convoy has built the world’s largest automated trucking brokerage and marketplace with upfront pricing and real-time GPS tracking on all shipments.