The protein and meat supply chain is fraught with risk and challenges. To cultivate a loyal customer base, manufacturers and retailers alike must deliver products guaranteed to be free of contamination using sustainable, cost-effective logistics solutions. Manufacturers of fresh, frozen, and canned meats, as well as the retailers who sell them to consumers, have the heavy responsibility of delivering meat items that not only comply with the standards of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but also meet consumers’ low-price, high-quality expectations.
The challenge for manufacturers in the protein industry then becomes how to deliver meat product shipments to the retailer free of spoilage and contaminants, especially as supply chains become longer. As the starting point in the supply chain, the responsibility of food safety often falls more substantially on the manufacturer.
Retailers, on the other hand, can often feel as though they have little control over the supply chain before a product reaches their shelves. How can grocery retail stores feel confident that the meat shipments they accept have not been contaminated anywhere in the chain while being transported, from being loaded onto a pallet at the manufacturer’s warehouse facility to the moment fresh or frozen meat is put on display in a cold case?
Consumers put their confidence—and their family’s safety—in your hands, trusting you, the manufacturer and grocery retailer, to provide meat and protein-based products that are safe to eat. How can you meet—and exceed—their expectations while keeping prices low? Is there a simple solution to the logistics problems the meat industry faces? The answer is yes. The answer is the iGPS plastic pallet pooling system.