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Temperature Controlled

Delivering Flowers to the Nation for Valentine’s Day

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Delivering Flowers to the Nation for Valentine’s Day | Freshspective

Every Valentine’s Day, consumers head into stores to purchase flowers at a volume that is far higher than any other day of the year.
And, because they want to give their loved ones the freshest blooms possible, many Valentine’s Day floral purchases are made the day of—which means hundreds of stores around the country need to be prepared to have enough flowers on hand to meet their demand.
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Is Temperature Controlled LTL Right for Your Business?

Is Temperature Controlled LTL Right for Your Business?.Transportfolio

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Whenever your product requires temperature controlled shipping, you’ll automatically add a layer of complexity to the job. Maintaining a cold chain from the beginning to the end requires a combination of collaboration and best practices. But ongoing changes to order size may start affecting your current strategy—if they haven’t already. Across all aspects of logistics, including temperature controlled less than truckload (LTL) shipments, order sizes are shrinking—sometimes rather dramatically.
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Turn Your Perishable LTL from “Necessary Evil” to “Supply Chain Enabler”

Turn Your Perishable LTL from “Necessary Evil” to “Supply Chain Enabler”.Transportfolio

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Every day, we talk to shippers and retailers about shipping produce and other perishable commodities in LTL quantities. Frankly, most see these shipments as a painful, yet necessary, evil in selling their products, but they don’t have to be. I’ve found that customers who shift their perishable LTL thought process from transactional to planned discover eye-opening improvements throughout their supply chain. Here are a few examples of how the industry has and continues to evolve, and how companies found success when making this crucial shift in thinking and behavior.
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Straight from TPA: 6 Best Practices in Cold Chain Management

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It bothers me that poor cold chain management leads to so much fresh produce being thrown out before it even hits the shelf. During a TPA Supply Chain Conference presentation, I explained that it doesn’t have to be that way. You can use these 6 key concepts to build a better cold chain and reduce waste.
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The Sweet Side of Logistics: Roses for Valentine’s Day

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Editor’s note: We posted this infographic two years ago, but we’re sharing it again today in the spirit of the holiday. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is here, and retailers have enjoyed a weekend of holiday-related sales. Over the last two weeks, roses have been making their way from fields to stores across the country, all so that consumers can treat their Valentines to fresh bouquets of beautiful blooms. But just what did that journey entail? » Read More