S44 Updating Our Knowledge in Cold Chain Management: Challenges and Solutions in International Supply Chains

Tuesday, August 2, 2016: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
223-224 (America's Center - St. Louis)
Sponsored By:
Primary Contact: Vijay Juneja
Organizers: Judith Kreyenschmidt and Vijay Juneja
Convenors: Judith Kreyenschmidt and Vijay Juneja
Cold chain management has become more and more important in national and international supply chain management strategies. The key objectives of cold chain management are to ensure food safety and quality of perishable food products, minimize food waste and optimize logistic processes to maximize shelf life for consumers. Therefore, understanding the weaknesses in temperature controlled supply chains and their impact on the safety and spoilage of food products as well as the impact on logistic processes including transporting, storage and monitoring is critical. To ensure food safety and quality, the implementation of innovative technologies and methods to monitor quality and safety parameters from production to consumption are of vital importance. This includes methods and models to assess and to prolong shelf life, predictive food safety and risk models, new sensor technologies, and economic and marketing strategies within different industrial sectors or countries to satisfy regulatory or other requirements. The objective of the symposium is to review weaknesses in international temperature controlled supply chains and to present solutions and models to overcome the different challenges, ensuring food safety and quality and minimizing food waste.


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