Food Logistics Names DB Schenker Top 100 Cold Storage 3PL Provider
By Anuja Abraham
Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the food supply chain, this week announced that DB Schenker has been named to the seventh annual list of the top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers in its July/August 2012 issue. Third-party logistics and cold storage providers offer a broad scope of services and capabilities that enable food companies to manage costs, increase flexibility, improve service levels and operational efficiency, and reduce capital expenditures.
“Food logistics is such a critical market segment for DB Schenker’s future growth, and we are very pleased to be recognized for our strength in this area and included in the Top 100 3PL and Cold Storage list,” said David Bouchard, COO of Schenker Logistics, Inc. “DB Schenker operates approximately 15 million square feet of warehouse space across North America, much of it dedicated to fast-moving consumer goods. DB Schenker has long standing customer relationships and successful partnerships with fast-moving consumer goods companies that confirm our industry know-how.”
“The companies on this year’s list offer tremendous value to their customers in the food and beverage sector, starting with their understanding of the requirements and demands unique to this space,” commented Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics. “For one, food and beverage supply chains operate in a highly regulated environment where safe and secure transportation and warehousing of the product, which often times involves temperature-controlled facilities and equipment, is paramount. In addition, the constant introduction of new products, coupled with increased consumer demand for more fresh produce, raises the stakes even higher.”