Best Practice in direct chilled food supply

Starbucks Junkie

Forum Manager
Guys,

Do any of you have experience in managing a direct chilled food supply chain?

I am looking for any examples of what has worked and what has happened.

if you had a central distribution centre, but food was delivered direct to a outlet how did you account for the inventory?

How did the invoice processing process work?

What metrics could be used to monitor the supply chain deliverables?

Any examples would be most welcome.
 

Brooke

New member
Re: Best Practice in direct chilled food supply

Hi friend,Nice see you here. If it is in China,Perhaps i can do it with you, hehe
 

oliver

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Re: Best Practice in direct chilled food supply

hi, i worked 6 years as warehouse operations supervisor for chilled products. in order for the supply chain to work well, a consistent and standard temperature monitoring should be implemented from start which is the production area, to warehouse, to loading area, to chilled delivery trucks, until customers chiller units or storage area. each of these areas have what we call temperature gadgets for standard reading. if the standard setting is -2celcius, then it should be consistent until customers chillers/storage.
 

silliker

Banned
Re: Best Practice in direct chilled food supply

I haven't tried managing in a direct chilled supply company but then I have heard that it's quite hard also.
 

AndrewsB

Banned
Re: Best Practice in direct chilled food supply

Chilled food supply is a tough business, whether you’re in branded or own-label products. Demanding retail customers want better quality at lower prices, they want extended shelf-life of products.
 

pramod

New member
Re: Best Practice in direct chilled food supply

I haven't taken a stab at overseeing in a direct chilled supply organization however then I have heard that it's very hard too.
 

Corzhens

Member
Let me cite the case of the biggest ice cream manufacturer here where a close friend used to work. The clients are mostly supermarkets with freezers so understandably the trucks they use are the refrigerated trucks for the ice cream. I don’t see any peculiarity in the system that they regarding inventory. All the products coming out are logged and the returns are also logged when the trucks come back. It is easy to imagine that the delivery minus the returns will stand for the current inventory of the products.
 
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