Proper storage, handling & transportation help to maintain food quality by retaining flavour, colour, texture, nutrients & package integrity.
A key aspect of product development is to understand the stresses that a product/package will be exposed to as it travels through the supply chain.
Create a supply chain map from manufacturing to retail including transport types, storage conditions, hand-offs and exposures e.g. temperature, humidity, oxygen, altitude, vibration, time, stacking methods.
Understand how your product will perform when exposed to these supply chain conditions.
Identify storage, handling and transportation control points for each product/package combination to ensure the product reaching the consumer matches the design.
Implement procedures across the supply chain to ensure that anyone who interacts with the products has clear guidelines.
Download our Distribution Quality Infographic and learn more about what’s involved.