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MONDAY, JUNE 25

ONBOARDING FOR BETTER RETENTION

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Conference

Speaker: Todd Drass, Director of Talent Management and Culture, Lineage Logistics

A comprehensive onboarding process is critical to properly orient, prepare and develop new talent. In an industry with challenging work conditions, it is a valuable opportunity to ensure candidates are prepared for their work environment and engaged in the mission of the organization. Join this session to learn the principles of an effective onboarding process, evaluate the quality of your current program, and hear firsthand from a company that has found increased engagement and retention as a result of quality onboarding.

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THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF IMPLEMENTING E-FULFILLMENT

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Conference

Speakers: Cathy Hayward-Hughes, President, Crystal Creek Logistics; Dave Hamburg, Chief Operating Office, Vital Choice

Direct to consumer delivery has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of distribution and minimize food in stores that passes the ‘sell by’ date. While the benefits are exciting, several challenges come with the increased logistics. This session will highlight a 15-year partnership of two companies that have faced several challenges and triumphs in developing a sound e-fulfillment business. Hear about their journey including the evolution of packaging technologies and where they’re at today, how they learned to balance inventory with multiple warehouses, and how they navigate the increased cost of transportation.

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NORMAL IS BORING - HOW TO HANDLE SPECIALTY PRODUCE LOGISTICS

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Conference

Speaker: Jackie Caplan Wiggins, COO, Frieda's Specialty Produce

Jackie Caplan Wiggins knows jack…fruit, among many other exotic fruits and vegetables. As the co-owner, vice president, and COO of Frieda's Specialty Produce in Los Alamitos, California, Jackie oversees the operations of the 81,000 square feet facility which distributes more than 450 unique fruits and vegetables from around the world to every corner of America. Join this session to learn how this women-owned family company has scaled over the past 56 years, why they choose to manage their logistics processes in-house, and how 3PLs can be valuable in the cold chain.

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BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Conference

Speaker: Melanie Nuce, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Blockchain has the potential to drive true end-to-end visibility where a grower and farmer can participate in the conversation. While still in its infancy, the early indicators of this technology’s capabilities has and will continue to reinvigorate conversation around visibility and traceability in the cold chain. Join this session to gain a basic understanding of what blockchain is, what it could look like as an integral part of supply chain traceability, and what early supporters participating in proof concepting have learned.

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BECOMING A SHIPPER OF CHOICE

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Conference

Speaker: Russel Leo, CEO/President, Transportation Group, RLS Logistics

As the driver shortage continues to grow as a primary challenge across the cold chain, it is more important than ever for shippers and storage facilities to position themselves as a ‘shipper of choice.’ In this session, you’ll hear about the current market conditions, understand the advantages of being recognized as a shipper of choice, and learn what you need to do to get there. Come to this session ready to engage and share your experiences as the speakers discuss best practices and request input from your experiences with your partners.

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APPLYING RISK-BASED APPROACHES TO MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Conference

Speaker: Kim Kallstrom, Assistant Director, Reliability & Maintainability Center at The University of Tennessee

Proactively developing a reliability and maintenance plan that covers all phases of product and machinery life cycles is critical to ensure system reliability. As the temperature-controlled logistics industry looks to more automation and continues to bring in increasingly complex equipment, companies need the skilled staff to develop and adhere to reliable asset plans. Join this session to understand what maintenance and reliability should look like in the cold chain, learn how it directly affects the success of your company, and understand the overall processes and considerations for implementing a reliability and growth plan.

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FOOD QUALITY AND TEMPERATURE STABILITY

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Conference

Speakers: Collin Coker, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Viking Cold Solutions; Dennis Heldman, Professor, The Ohio State University; Jason Dresibach, President, Dreisbach Enterprises

Food safety and food quality are compromised with every temperature fluctuation from farm to fork, and even frozen food is highly susceptible. But how many degrees of fluctuation are dangerous? What number of fluctuations cause degradation to occur? Are certain food categories more susceptible to temperature fluctuations? How much money and food are we wasting in our current distribution activities? Is the food we produce, move, store and eventually eat inadvertently being damaged to save refrigeration costs? See how the scientific community is helping food producers, cold storage operators and food retailers in the global cold chain to uncover and address these critical factors that affect us in our jobs and at our tables.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26

ANALYZING ENERGY TO FIND YOUR OPERATION'S TRUE EFFICIENCY

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM| Global Cold Chain Learning Center

Speakers: Jake Cunliffe, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Denovo; Mark LaCroix, PE, Director of Engineering and Construction, Denovo; Ted Royals, ted.royals@americold.com, Americold Logistics

Interpreting data to find your operation’s true energy efficiency can help your company make key warehousing decisions. Understanding your operation’s current areas of weakness and developing a holistic understanding of all factors impacting that energy rating – both in and out of your control – can help you decide what specific facility improvements will lower ongoing operation costs. Join this session to learn the difference between ‘need to have’ and ‘nice to have’ energy data, and see how tracking the right data will help you uncover your true energy efficiency. ? Comprehend how specific facility improvements can lower ongoing operational costs. ? Explain the benefits of temperature stability.

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TRANSFORM UNUSED STORAGE SPACE INTO REVENUE POWER

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM| Global Cold Chain Learning Center

Speakers: Ken Johnson, COO, RLS Logistics; Todd Jessup, Principal, Storax | FLEXSPACE

Cold storage facilities across the country are at a capacity tipping point. Facility owners are grappling with how to maximize storage space with exponential growth of skus - without increasing building space. Conversely, when evaluating new building space, the question is how to minimize land and building cost while maximizing revenue earning potential. Poweracks by Storax is an advanced, high density storage solution that eliminates dead aisle space and converts it to additional storage capacity which maximizes revenue generation. A higher level of pallet density; full accessibility to every pallet location; high selectivity; decreased labor and operational costs equates to a scalable storage solution that is creating revolutionary results. How to maximize current warehouse storage capacity. How to minimize building and construction costs on new warehouse facilities while maximizing revenue generating storage capacity. Introduction to advanced, high density storage solutions. Demonstrated financial business case for high-density, mobile storage over traditional, static storage. The tension between accessibility /selectivity and density is a non-issue.

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PERISH THE THOUGHTS - CHALLENGES OF TRANSPORTING FOOD

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Learning Center

Speakers: James Lee, Vice President, Brokerage Services & Legal Affairs, Choptank Transport; Stephanie Penninger, Partner, Benesch Law Firm

As the Sanitary Transportation of Food final rule was completely implemented for all entities in April of 2018, our panel of industry experts and attorneys, will walk you through all the requirements, the latest industry information, and the current legal landscape associated with the transportation of temperature controlled animal and human food products. This rule has without a doubt changed the landscape of the marketplace. If your company is involved in the movement of temperature controlled products, you cannot afford to miss this session. Understand the final requirements of the Sanitary Transportation of Food rule. Identify areas your operation needs to adjust in order to adhere to the current legal requirements.

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USING A COLD STORAGE INDEX

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM | Global Cold Chain Learning Center

Speaker: Victoria Salin, Professor and Chair, Intercollegiate Faculty of Agribusiness, Texas A&M University

Rates that cold storage warehouses (3PLs) charge customers for related to storage and services are generated on a wide array of variables and considerations. Customers are often frustrated with increasing rates due to a lack of transparency and understanding of where these rates are derived from. To help show rate development and increases to customers, while also supporting 3PLs in the rate development process, The Global Cold Chain Alliance created the Logistics Cost Recovery Index. This index will be presented quarterly in a single number based on national aggregates, as the GCCA economic index. It will track the growth rates of key cost components, relative to the previous year, and will be based on published data from U.S. official sources. In addition, a customizable “rate builder” template will be provided so that members can use the available regional differences in the economy to provide specifics based on the facility location. Join this session to learn more about the development method of this index, ask questions, and hear from Dr. Vicky Salin as she presents on the first index based on 2016 Productivity and Benchmarking Report data. Understand the components of rate development. ? Learn about the Logistics Cost Recovery Index process.

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INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Learning Center

The Cold Chain Innovation Showcase features the latest innovations and cutting-edge solutions that the perishable supply chain industry has to offer. Hear from the 2018 Showcase exhibitors as they offer quick-hits on the latest cutting-edge technology in their area of expertise. Immediately follow-up the session by asking presenters questions during the happy hour on the show floor, with a beverage distribution area stationed in front of the showcase.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

DESIGNING THE MODERN WAREHOUSE AND FINDING THE BROKEN LINKS IN THE COLD CHAIN

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Learning Center

Speakers: Don Dick, Partner, Dick cold storage; Rob Adams, Partner, Tippmann Innovation

There are many areas for improvement in the design of a facility that has been developed over the years. This presentation will examine the broken links in the cold chain and how to address them through modern innovations in facility design and construction. The presentation will utilize a case study to showcase how a new state of the art facility was built following a tragic warehouse fire, and what building improvements were embraced with this new facility. 

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NAVIGATING CLEAN BUILDING PROCESS AND DESIGN TO MEET SQF AND BRC STANDARDS

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM | Global Cold Chain Learning Center

Speakers: Dan Powers, President and CEO, Fisher Construction Group; Jim Kinane, Senior MEP Process Engineer, Fisher Construction Group

Tips on Design, Materials and Construction for Renovation and New Construction of Food Processing Environments. Ever wonder how to navigate the maze of Global Food Safety Initiative approved schemes for your food processing environment? No matter what GFSI scheme your company follows, this breakout session will help you identify the problems in your current environment and learn how to select the best design, materials and construction solutions. Learn to identify good and bad practices, and get ideas on how to design areas for effective sanitation, eliminate cross-contamination, and the harborage and growth of pests and micro-organisms. ? How a facility design plays a role in food sanitation? How to prioritize the cost of materials vs. return on investment? Components of a processing layout which maximize food safety? How a phased retrofit works in operational plants

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HOW DOES SCIENCE IMPACT THE COLD CHAIN

Wednesday, June 26, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM | Global Cold Chain Learning Center

Speakers: Charles White, Professor, Mississippi State University & University of Tennesee; Faris Karim, Kansas State University; Jeff Brecht, Professor, University of Florida; Michael Jahncke, SAC Chair & Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech University

By examining a comprehensive case study, experts with a variety of technical specialties will prove how operational challenges often spread across multiple scientific areas. Hear from members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance Scientific Advisory Council as they demonstrate how each of their specialty areas impacts the cold chain.

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HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID

If your business is in any way related to the perishables industry, the Global Cold Chain Expo is a can’t-miss event.

Angelo Antoci
President, U.S. Growers Cold Storage, Inc. 

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