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New Regulations Complicate the Cold Chain for Freight Forwarders

Posted by Jim Hoskins on Jun 12, 2015 4:27:49 PM

“The fastest growing sector for U.S. exporters are food and agricultural goods,” says Donna Mullins, president of Mullins International Solutions, a compliance, training and consulting firm for international trade, in an interview with Supply Chain 24/7’s Patrick Burnson. “Our job as forwarders is to help these shippers enter new markets without getting into trouble and to navigate the regulatory network—and that takes constant diligence and education.”

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Topics: cold chain, cold chain execution, cold chain freight forwarder, cold chain regulations, cold chain solutions, freight forwarders, freight forwarding, freight forwarding regulations, freight forwarding solutions, international federation of freight forwarder asso, Solutions, transportation intermediaries association

Mobile Execution: An Imperative in Cold Chain Integrity

Posted by Jim Hoskins on May 1, 2015 2:58:03 PM

Inside a refrigerated warehouse, a life sciences product awaits distribution to a customer. Once it becomes part of an order, the product is moved from its climate-controlled environment to a cold shipping package, then driven (or, more likely, air-lifted) to its final destination. The pervasive challenges throughout that entire process? Keeping the product in a specified temperature range, no matter the circumstances—and documenting the proof of temperature in a format that can be accessed anytime, anywhere to address consumer concerns and regulatory compliance.

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Topics: cold chain, cold chain integrity, consumer confidence, digital supply chain, food industry, life sciences, life sciences compliance, mobile execution, mobile supply chain, mobility and cold chain, product integrity, quality of delivery

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