STUDY SAYS CARRIERS KEY TO PERISHABLES QUALITY

WACONIA, Minn. -- Companies shipping temperature-sensitive products identified third-party logistics providers and carriers as the key links in the supply chain, both for ensuring quality assurance and for bearing its costs, according to a nationwide study. Findings from the 1998 Temperature-Controlled Logistics Report dovetails with the trend toward outsourcing of transportation, which has been on

WACONIA, Minn. -- Companies shipping temperature-sensitive products identified third-party logistics providers and carriers as the key links in the supply chain, both for ensuring quality assurance and for bearing its costs, according to a nationwide study. Findings from the 1998 Temperature-Controlled Logistics Report dovetails with the trend toward outsourcing of transportation, which has been on the rise in the food industry.

The study is based upon a national telephone survey of c

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