Is there a weight limit or requirement for Americold’s boxing services?

We’re able to box typically-sized protein cuts of pork, beef, poultry, and other traditional proteins that come to us in combos weighing 1000-2000lbs.  Generally the combo packaging itself won’t support higher weights without becoming damaged during transportation, and should a combo arrive damaged then we must reject it.  Should you have outsized or overweight requests then simply contact us and we will find a solution.

Does Americold offer blast freezing services?

Absolutely! Visit our Facilities page and use the map filters to select the Blast Freezing category to see all of the locations we offer blast freezing services.  If you want to narrow your search to facilities offering the full range of Americold Farmers protein processing services, then just select the Americold Farmers category.

What’s the difference between a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and a Warehouse Execution System (WES)?

Warehouse Management Systems manage common operations such as inventory control, customer orders, and auditing whereas Warehouse Execution Systems are typical in facilities with moderate-to-heavy levels of automation. The WES generally interfaces with the WMS to organize and optimize the flow of work required to assemble and ship orders. In addition, the WES interfaces with the automation controls to execute the work – it’s the WES that controls the robots!

How can Americold minimize business transition risk and launch disruption?

Our Program Management Office (PMO) includes experts in operations, engineering, construction, and refrigeration. We build or retrofit proven solutions on-time, with full risk and contingency planning. Our network of warehouses enables us to create short-term storage strategies with tollgate milestones to implement a backup plan. Our rigorous methodology ensures your launch is successful through detailed ramp-up and staffing planning, multi-workstream integration, and KPI visibility and oversight.