SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS THAT GROW WITH YOUR BUSINESS

With an integrated, in-house Design, Build, and Operate philosophy, we work in partnership with you to provide lasting solutions for the long haul.

YOU’VE HEARD IT SAID: CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT. CONSUMER TASTES AND HABITS ARE PERFECT EXAMPLES.

To master change, you need to partner with someone with proven capabilities, demonstrated experience, and an integrated solution delivery model that culminates in a smooth transition and full operational capability quickly.

With other providers, there may be third-party consultants with finite experience working between professional hand-offs. But at Americold, our in-house designers, supply chain engineers, and Program Management Office are unified in our solution-delivery goal and not competing for your dollars.

The result? You… happier.

DESIGN, BUILD, OPERATE.

At Americold, we take pride in being able to bring our customers’ supply chains to life, and being able to support the launch transition through our Program Management Office.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGHLY EFFICIENT

Fifty years of experience. Soon-to-be six Regional Consolidation Centers. A provider with stability, experience, and a ubiquitous network – one that is technologically-integrated and seamlessly-connected for real-time supply chain control, tracking, and on-time, in-full delivery. All of these resources provide you with customized supply chain solutions that help you respond to market challenges and meet customer demand.

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Fifty years of experience. Soon-to-be six Regional Consolidation Centers. A provider with stability, experience, and a ubiquitous network – one that is technologically-integrated and seamlessly-connected for real-time supply chain control, tracking, and on-time, in-full delivery. All of these resources provide you with customized supply chain solutions that help you respond to market challenges and meet customer demand.

SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION

If you need to have shipments consolidated from multiple sources or need distribution to multiple customers, with Americold you can do it all. We’ll review the journey of each SKU to determine its optimal path, and others like it. We’ll present you with the “ideal” supply chain map based on your actual ordering history, product origins and destinations, and forecasts, and feature prime inventory pile locations, restocking timelines, and fulfillment possibilities to achieve your customers’ key performance indicators. And we’ll show you our plan for how we could implement the solution for you, whether it be a supply chain Design, Build, Operation, or all three.

INVENTORY RIGHT-SIZING

Our supply chain engineers determine the positioning of optimized inventory levels at each of your forward distribution nodes through SKU rationalization and velocity analysis in order to provide higher customer service levels for fulfillment.

We’ll align outbound volume by region, reflect weekly demand and seasonality for each of your SKUs, model inventory flows at normal and peak rates, and determine optimal inventory levels that take into consideration current stock, safety stock, and total stock volumes.  We can even evaluate the effectiveness of value-added services for you.

Our supply chain engineers determine the positioning of optimized inventory levels at each of your forward distribution nodes through SKU rationalization and velocity analysis in order to provide higher customer service levels for fulfillment.

We’ll align outbound volume by region, reflect weekly demand and seasonality for each of your SKUs, model inventory flows at normal and peak rates, and determine optimal inventory levels that take into consideration current stock, safety stock, and total stock volumes.  We can even evaluate the effectiveness of value-added services for you.

AN INTEGRATED, NATIONAL NETWORK

Our integrated national distribution network allows you to service your customers wherever they are by staging inventory closer to your stores or distributing from one inventory location within our network. Your orders may have multiple sources, but with our technologically-integrated, seamlessly-connected nationwide operations, they will be tracked, protected, and delivered –quickly and cost-efficiently, no matter how complex they appear to be.

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Our integrated national distribution network allows you to service your customers wherever they are by staging inventory closer to your stores or distributing from one inventory location within our network. Your orders may have multiple sources, but with our technologically-integrated, seamlessly-connected nationwide operations, they will be tracked, protected, and delivered –quickly and cost-efficiently, no matter how complex they appear to be.

MULTI-TEMPERATURE CAPABILITIES

If you need to have shipments consolidated from multiple sources and across multiple temperature classes, you can do it all with a single solution at Americold.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How many sites does Americold have?

Americold owns and operates 155 sites in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina.  See our locations here.

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!

What types of automation does Americold use?

Americold strives to deploy only the most appropriate types and amounts of automation given the circumstances – we don’t automate for automation’s sake. Because of this philosophy, we have a number of different technologies in use today and in our plans for the future. Semi-automated systems, such as pallet shuttles operating in deep storage racking and forklift-attached layer pickers, are used in addition to highly automated systems such as pallet load Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems, robotic layer pickers, pallet mono-rails, and case buffer/sequencing technologies with robotic palletization. All are designed to the specifications we require and, of course, to operate in our temperature-controlled environments.

What are some of Americold’s newest technology innovations that I could benefit from?

Americold’s IT infrastructure is second to none – we work with top-tier providers who specialize in supply chain systems to ensure we’re at the forefront of what’s available.

Our WMSs are the brains behind inventory management, planning, and electronically building order instructions for our Associates and systems to fulfill. You’re able to customize pallet builds so orders are loaded sequentially for ease of use at the destination, be it a distribution center or an aisle in a grocery store.

We can even support your pallet management program within our systems if you have one.

Our WMSs work through Warehouse Execution Systems to control multiple solutions, such as Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automated Guided Vehicles, pallet moles, pallet transportation systems, lifts, and pallet wrapping and labeling equipment.

With our linked facility network, we’re able to provide visibility to all of your inventory, no matter where it is across our network. And we’ve streamlined our truck appointment process by introducing Online Appointment Scheduling through i-3PL.

Americold’s Warehouse Management Systems are fully integrated, meaning that you have complete control of you supply chain and inventory through our i-3PL system. Access it on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Reach out to us if you’d like to know more information and a system demonstration.

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