Food Shippers of America

The registration window for submission of applications to the John J. Murphy Scholarship for 2020 closes on December 13. Eligible applicants are children or dependents (including spouses) of a Supply Chain Logistics Department employee whose company's membership dues are current.

If you have any questions please contact scholarship@foodshippersofamerica.org.

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We are pleased to announce the creation of email media_advisor@foodshippersofamerica.org for those members wishing to submit contributions for the monthly e-newsletter or our bi-annual printed magazine. 

Also welcome are comments and suggestions on how Food Shippers of America can better utilize Social Media for communications in this ever-changing media environment.

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Food Shippers of America is conducting a survery regarding future conferences and would appreciate your input. 

Please click here for the survey. If you do not wish to respond to this survey, please click here to decline.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

Food Shippers of America


Our Winter 2019 issue of Food Shippers of America magazine is also available in digital format for your phone, tablet and computer viewing. Please click here for immediate access. 

Previous issues of Food Shippers of America magazine may be found in our association website archives, or by clicking here.  

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Hub Group, Inc.
Syfan Logistics, Inc.

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is making its monthly magazine, 3PL Perspectives, available to all FSA members and suppliers. Please click here for a view of TIA's November issue. 

For more information about any articles appearing in 3PL Perspectives, contact Chris Burroughs at burroughs@tianet.org.

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Supply Chain 247
A growing demand for food traceability and the need to solidify the U.S. food supply chain is driving a need for food manufacturers to develop solutions using information technology and the automated process of track and trace accountability to ensure product wholesomeness.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/sato_america_track-trace-solutions_food-processing.pdf to view the full article online.


BlueJay Solutions
Where does your organization fall on the supply chain modernization timeline? For many, you're closer to yesterday than tomorrow – and missing opportunities to reduce costs and improve customer experience across the board.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/fud-nwl/pdf/bluJay_modernize_supplychain.pdf to view the full article online.


For warehouse and distribution center workers, dangers abound and with them the potential for injury. But new devices worn on the body while working gather information about workers’ movements and send reminder vibrations when an injury-possible movement is detected.

Visit https://www.mhlnews.com/warehousing/warehouses-are-tracking-workers-every-muscle-movement to view the full article online.


Grocery Dive
Amazon has confirmed that it will open its maiden brick-and-mortar store – distinct from the Whole Foods brand – in Woodland Hills, California early next year with leases inked on dozens of other sites throughout the state. Reports also indicate the retail giant is scouting locations in Chicago and Philadelphia as well.

Visit https://www.grocerydive.com/news/amazon-planning-to-launch-new-grocery-chain-report-says/549561/ to view the full article online.


DC Velocity
Demonstrating its goods-to-person design for storing and picking tens of thousands of SKUS, DC Velocity talks with Swisslog's Fredrik Henriksson about utilization, robotics and the enhanced throughput of AutoStore.

Visit https://www.dcvelocity.com/videocasts/?videocast_id=95 to view the full article online.

Visible Supply Chain Management

Food Engineering
Taking sustainability and energy efficiency to the next level, companies like Smithfield Foods and Ritter Sport are actively engaged in developing strategies for manure-to-energy and zero waste-to-landfill projects as well as procuring certified sustainable sources.

Visit https://www.foodengineeringmag.com/articles/98559-energy-efficiency-strategies-for-food-processors to view the full article online.


While the holiday season is getting off to a slow start for transport carriers, with cooling dry-van spot rates and fewer containers on the rails than in the past two years, cargo owners may see an opportunity for better flat rates next year.

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Reprinted with permission of the Journal of Commerce. 

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Supermarket News
Amazon may have set the standard for same-day delivery sevice, but a recent survey by last-mile analysts Onfleet found 76% of those polled said they would pay a local store to deliver items – including those they currently buy from Amazon – if the locals offered same-day delivery.

Visit https://www.supermarketnews.com/online-retail/shoppers-would-go-local-same-day-delivery to view the full article online.

Food for Thought
Alliance Shippers Inc.
By utilizing Alliance Shippers Inc.’s refrigerated fleet for dry commodities, shippers receive the same premium services as those who ship temperature-sensitive goods. This includes expedited rail service, complete satellite visibility, GPS tracking, cargo capacity greater than most 53-foot domestic containers, and a dedicated team committed to extraordinary customer service.
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Food Shippers of America is excited by the overwhelming registration response to our 2020 Annual Conference!

Even though the conference is not until Feb. 23-25, 2020 we have nearly sold out our attendee limit as of November 10, and the JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton (overflow) have sold out our room blocks!

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Food Shippers of America has arranged for discounted transportation from the Orlando airport to the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton at Grande Lakes hotels for the 2020 Annual FSA Conference. 

MEARS Transportation will provide a $4.00 off discount for a shared ride shuttle round-trip ticket. Attendees can click here to book directly online (the discount code is built in).

Click here for other ride options MEARS offers for the Orlando airport.

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2020 Conference Co-chair's Mike Marquardt, Birchwood Foods and Kyle Kottke, Kottke Trucking along with the Food Shippers of America Officers, Board Members and Advisors are pleased to present the 65th Annual Food Shippers of America's Conference Agenda as of Oct. 11, 2019 (Subject to updates and changes).


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Thank you to our committed sponsors for their support of our 65th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference, Feb. 23-25, 2020 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL.

Click here for a listing of our 2020 Conference Sponsors. 


Food Shippers of America is researching this growing area of supply chain management and is looking for shippers or receivers that are actively using or pursuing blockchain technology. Our 2020 annual conference co-chairs are looking for a company or two that would be willing to share their blockchain story with other Food Shippers member companies as part of a presentation panel on this topic.    

We would like to talk with your company about your blockchain experience and would ask that you reach out to Kyle Kottke at kyle_kottke@kottke-trucking.com if you would be willing to participate as part of the 2020 Conference program.

Lync Logistics, LLC

Supply Chain Dive
This week's variety of supply chain-related patents include a look at intermodal-based fulfillment with a device that links containers with inventory and robotics to fulfill orders from rail, truck or ship.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/patent-pending-fedex-returns-amazon-drone-intermodal/566874/ to view the full article online.


Logistics Management
Though few can argue the digital transformation will enhance supply chain visibility and overall logistics management, why is it some are still taking a more passive wait-and-see attitude toward implementation?

Visit https://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/november_2019_lm_viewpoint_transformation_starts_with_the_basics/warehouse_dc to view the full article online.

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