Which two items consistently top grocery lists? Milk and eggs. Many a quick trip to the store has been made for one of these staples alone. Although ubiquitous in the American fridge, supplying consumers and their families with these products isn’t easy. Shipments must arrive at retail stores fast to avoid spoilage and increase store shelf life. Products must remain in a cold environment at all times. And, sanitation must be outstanding during production and manufacturing—as well as at every point along the transportation supply chain.
Dairy products and eggs are highly susceptible to spoilage or contamination from bacteria such as salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli. But consumer demand requires suppliers and retailers to offer them in ever-increasing numbers, at ever-decreasing prices. How can egg and dairy manufacturers deliver products that are fresh and meet FDA standards, while keeping their total cost of business (TCOB) low? The answer is the iGPS plastic pallet pooling system.