Current CEO: Jozef Opdeweegh
The largest provider of its kind, the Atlanta based AmeriCold offers temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation logistics for food products, as well as comprehensive business solutions for supply chains looking to save on their food costs. There are many opportunities in AmeriCold careers, as the company manages its own public, production, consolidation, and dedicated distribution warehouse facilities, along with the facilities owned by its clients; and, it provides comprehensive transportation service packages tailored to each client''s requirements. These include food producers, distributors, processors, and retailers; among the clients that are part of the AmeriCold culture are ConAgra, Heinz, General Mills, and Tyson Foods.
The breakdown of the warehousing division, which comprises 182 temp-controlled warehouses (roughly 1 billion cubic feet of storage space) in the US, China, Australia, Argentina, Canada, and New Zealand, is as follows.
-Distribution Centers: This network assembles LTL (less than truckload) orders into truckload sized shipments.
-Public Warehouses: This network provides the storage, managing all overflow, imports and exports, and local needs.
-Port Facilities: Near carefully integrated port terminals, these facilities provide other regulated storage environments for specialized products.
-Customer Dedicated Facilities: This branch works with its clients to put together cost effective plans for distribution, capital, and labor management. Stories facilities are set up on-site, according to the client''s needs, along with other value-maximizing services.
Within the transportation division, the range of services consists of shipment management, direct delivery, real-time information, national transportation, carrier control, claims management, shuttle programs, expedited services, brokage capacity management, and many other programs designed to increase time and cut costs.
Lastly, its business solutions division uses a proprietary, web-enabled system - the i-3PL - to manage the inflow and outflow of the inventories of all its clients. Those working at AmeriCold Logistics are afforded other top technologies. Utilizing one-stop logistics, its interactive website monitors all inventory and transport status, and analyzes relevant data across its entire network of warehouses and facilities. All information about how and when the food is aging is duly recorded and taken account in the shipping plan.
Among the other factors and AmeriCold Logistics benefits detected by this branch are turn times, detention, and OS&D (over, short, or damage). Various performance improvement programs pinpoint the causes of any problems and solve them quickly and efficiently.