THE ULTIMATE GLOBAL LOGISTICS CHALLENGE--PERISHABLES: BUILDING A DOOR TO DOOR LOGISTICS CHAIN

In order to explain the present difficulties faced by perishable brand owners and/or perishable consignees, this paper first highlights the present global situation. Perishables comprise approximately 15% of the global airfreight and around 1,000,000 FEU ocean freight, plus 25 million tons conventional. In order for logistics service providers to deal successfully with the difficulties, knowledge of the supply chain activities and cost is a step in the right direction but will not be sufficient. A glasshouse supply chain is needed, meaning visibility of all actions to all participants at all times. Because of the global availability of the World Wide Web, this is no longer a dream, but commercially viable, and therefore a must in the future for leaders. Only brands whose products are able to supply year round at a consistent level will be successful, and only a dedicated perishable network will be able to support global perishable brands, maintain the required temperature, field to shop, and alternate origin of supply within minutes, while being able to fix pricing per unit.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Council of Logistics Management

    2805 Butterfield Road, Suite 200
    Oak Brook, IL  United States  60523
  • Authors:
    • Helms, C H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 253-256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00788912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 13 2000 12:00AM