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The recent supply chain disruption caused by attacks on ships in the Red Sea underlines the lessons learned during COVID-19. Not long ago, long lines at ports and clogged canals dominated headlines and dinner table conversations. As global leaders in advanced food logistics, NewCold’s expertise and experience are helping to chart a path forward for our customers and our industry.
NewCold Executive Vice President of Commercial and Chairman, North America, Jonas Swarttouw recently shared his insight into the top five topics that will occupy the minds of supply chain professionals in 2024.
“While uncertainty always exists on the horizon, the leading food supply chain companies will be thinking about how they can be best prepared to react to the unexpected in 2024,” said Swarttouw. He predicts a resilience-first revolution linked to building and automating the warehouse of the future. Swarttouw touches on artificial intelligence, the rise of Scope 3 reporting, and geopolitics driving a renewed focus on reshoring.
Read more of Swarttouw’s insights in this article in Food Logistics: https://www.foodlogistics.com/transportation/cold-chain/article/22881277/newcold-advanced-cold-logistics-futureproofing-food-logistics-2024s-recipe-for-resilient-supply-chains>
Though supply chain volatility has leveled off from the peak pandemic highs, significant unpredictability and uncertainty are lying ahead. Supply chain professionals have a crucial role to play in ensuring that goods and services continue to flow smoothly. When done right, supply chains can be vital to lowering inflation. So how do we keep the progress going?
See more of Swarttouw’s insights in Industry Today: Building Resilient Supply Chains in 2024 and Beyond – Industry Today – Leader in Manufacturing & Industry News
Meanwhile, Mike Shawgo, NewCold’s Executive Vice President Operations in North America, recently spoke to Refrigerated and Frozen Foods for their 2024 Cold Storage Roadmap feature. He pointed out that scale matters.
Our highly automated Lebanon (IN) facility was used as an example of future-proof temperature-controlled warehousing. The state-of-the-art warehouse uses automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) and includes proprietary technology with four new patents. It’s also the largest of its kind in North America, with a 200,000 pallet position capacity.
NewCold’s 15 facilities worldwide are among the largest and most advanced in the world, offering our customers high levels of service 24/7.
“I think the future of automation is clear. The real question is, how do you integrate that automation, with either legacy operations or greenfield solutions? I think what we’ll see emerge in 2024 is small automation projects aren’t delivering the big solution-oriented results that the industry is looking for,” Shawgo said. “Large-scale, centralized, automated warehouses tick a lot of boxes. I think we’re seeing this industry start to adapt and adopt the things that are necessary to be able to deliver.”
You can read the full piece here: https://www.refrigeratedfrozenfood.com/articles/102337-cold-storage-roadmap