Best Practices for Managing a Cold Storage Warehouse

Refrigerated and frozen food accounts for the majority of the product being stored in cold storage facilities—the global frozen foods market alone is expected to grow from an estimated $165.4 billion in 2014 to $299.5 billion by 2022. However, cold storage is also important to other industries, including pharmaceuticals, petro-chemicals and even...

Refrigerated and frozen food accounts for the majority of the product being stored in cold storage facilities—the global frozen foods market alone is expected to grow from an estimated $165.4 billion in 2014 to $299.5 billion by 2022. However, cold storage is also important to other industries, including pharmaceuticals, petro-chemicals and even some high-tech electronics.
As the need for cold storage continues to grow, so does the need for strategic solutions that keep the product cold and the operating costs from heating up.

Facility management for cold storage
Facility management for cold storage

The cold can take a toll on people and the equipment used to keep product moving inside the frozen four walls, but there are a number of ways to maintain efficiency in an extreme working environment.

Energy savings is a recurring theme in cold storage because it’s more expensive to cool air than to heat it. At the same time, different products require different temperatures. For example, vegetables can be stored at 55°F, dairy products are stored just above freezing at 34°F, meat is stored just below freezing at 28°F and ice cream is stored at –10°F.

That can create challenges for third-party logistics (3PL) providers who may on-board or off-board clients throughout the course of the year with different storage requirements.

The PIMM™ Facility Management System provides our customers with a customized quality management solution for cold storage facilities. The system provides a user-friendly interface to enhance operational efficiencies for managing temperature, energy and quality control 24×7.

Each facility recieves a “Quality Grade” that can be shared with customers to verify proper cold chain management process and procedures.

PIMM™ Facility Management System has a built in Quality Control “Audit System” that simplifies data collections, scoring and reporting for each cold storage facility. The system operated on both MS Windows and Apple iOS platforms.

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Source: procuro.com