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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2012
COMPANY PROFILE Americold is the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation for the food industry. With 182 sites in six countries, Americold provides the most comprehensive temperature-controlled warehousing, transportation and logistics solutions in the world. Americold is committed to achieving the highest levels of quality, innovation and customer service in the industry. Americold provides three primary offerings: Temperature-Controlled Warehousing Public Storage Americold's extensive network of public warehouses provides a wide variety of value-added services to support seasonal surge and plant over ow, blast freezing/chamber freezing, import/export services, local storage needs and regional distribution for the retail market. 3PL/Managed Sites Americold also manages temperature- controlled facilities owned by their customers. Managed warehouse operations can provide capital management, labour and systems for customers' distribution needs, and can deliver a variety of complementary value-added services. Port Facilities Americold's facilities are AQIS registered and are located within an easy reach of most key terminals. Flexible container handling, as well as import/ export services, is a daily routine that adds value for a wide range of our customers. Transportation Solutions Moving over four billion tonnes of freight annually, Americold offers a broad range of transportation solutions, including: • National and regional LTL transportation • Direct-store delivery • Multi-Vendor Consolidation • Continuous moves • Shuttle services Business Solutions Flexible WMS System The exibility of Americold's in-house WMS system is industry-leading and can be adapted to suit any customer's need. Web- based access means that any customer has full visibility of their inventory status on our system in real time. Supply Chain Optimisation Americold has the experience, skills and resources to help customers identify opportunities for service improvements and cost savings throughout the supply chain -- from sourcing through delivery to the customer. Utilising industry-leading technology and expertise, Americold works with customers to evaluate their supply chain to minimise cost and improve service. Performance Improvement Americold has the experience to solve problems and improve performance using a proven discipline to identify and eliminate waste and defects. Whether it's OS&D, turn times, or demurrage and detention, Americold's team of Lean Six Sigma experts can identify the root cause and put permanent actions in place to improve the quality of service and impact your key performance metrics. Americold's Quality Management System provides a standardised approached across the network and is the foundation for the continuous improvement process. What our customers have to say '[Americold] -- through the servicing of Woolworths across a variety of frozen, chilled, red meat and chicken categories -- has proven to be a reliable partner within our logistics network.' Business Manager -- 3rd Party Warehousing and Distribution -- Woolworths '[Americold] is a professional, dependable, well priced and low maintenance service provider.' National Logistics and Warehouse Manager -- Simplot '[Americold] continues to exceed all target metrics throughout the year -- with rapid response and turnaround, their service levels are always exemplary.' GM Logistics, Northern Region -- Coles 'A true partnership arrangement where both companies work closely to achieve a customer-driven outcome.' Logistics and Inventory Planning Director -- National Foods. For more information please visit www.americold.com/ALC Temperature control for peace of mind 17 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2012