Food logistics is what allows us all to be able to find food products in good condition near us and from different parts of the world, whether from a nearby local producer, from a national supplier or even from producers thousands of kilometers away. of our homes.
The very nature of food makes its logistics very delicate. We are going to see some of the elements so that food logistics comes to fruition.
Three keys to food logistics
Meeting all legal requirements is, of course, the foundation of all food logistics. Depending on them, these can be very varied. That the logistics operator has the proper sanitary registration, keep the cold chain in cases where this is necessary, authorization as a food handler, etc.
Cleaning and care of merchandise in food logistics
Cleanliness is also a legal requirement, but beyond this compliance, cleanliness is essential in the entire food process. The good treatment of the merchandise (avoiding not only breakages, but also other small blows that can cause damage to the containers or products), can be the difference between our merchandise looking in good condition on the supermarket shelves or having a aspect that causes rejection in potential buyers.
Our express paleteria network, PBX, pays special attention to this aspect. Especially through two processes. The first of these is the rear loading of the vehicles in the coordination centers. This avoids the presence of trucks inside the warehouses, avoiding smoke and, therefore, increasing the cleanliness of the merchandise. The second is the 0 Breakage initiative, which seeks a constant reduction in the number of incidents related to damage or breakage of merchandise.
Arranged dates and speed in deliveries
Food logistics is very sensitive to delivery times. On the one hand, perishable products have a permanent and rapid countdown in which they can no longer be sold and consumed correctly. But this fight with the clock and the calendar is not limited to just the perishables. In the rest of the products, especially when we talk about large stores, logistics is used to having to deliver -in addition to punctually- with delivery appointments with day and time.
Meeting these deadlines is vital for supply chains as tense as those of large stores and shopping centers, which need to unload a large amount of product in the shortest possible time, while trying to reduce the amount of product stored as much as possible. . Since this directly implies a great reduction in logistics costs derived from storage and excess product in circulation.
Mass consumption is one of the customers who most appreciate the difference in the treatment of merchandise. That is why it is a pleasant challenge for us, as logistics operators, to face their needs and manage to respond to them.