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Optimizing cold chain transport : applying U.S. lessons in refrigerated hauling in the developing world.

Optimiser le transport frigorifique dans la chaîne du froid: appliquer aux pays en développement les enseignements tirés des expériences américaines en matière de camionnage frigorifique.

Type d'article : Article de périodique

Résumé

Managing the risks and disruptions encountered by refrigerated trucks in the cold chain are the top priority for all refrigerated trucking companies. Ensuring that cold chain products are transported under adequate temperature conditions is critical, but there is no single application to manage all the risks. Expert logisticians are needed to identify, assess, and address any problems that could cause disruptions in the cold chain. Industry experts in the field of refrigerated trucking have mastered the elements of this delicate balance. Their expertise can be successfully applied to implementing and expanding cold chains, both domestically and globally. The developed world reaps the benefits from an efficient cold chain for the delivery of fresh food and pharmaceuticals, but in Sub-Saharan Africa, the lack of infrastructure for delivering fresh food and medical care has made feeding and vaccinating large segments of the population extremely difficult—with devastating consequences. The most critical factor to keeping food fresh and maintaining the efficacy of vaccines is proper cold transportation and cold storage, but of the ten countries comprising East Africa, Kenya is emerging as the one with great economic potential. With a positive outlook for jobs and a significant increase in consumer confidence, Kenya is slowly addressing the many challenges it has yet to overcome due to a still-developing infrastructure. However, significant progress to that end is being made, and the stage is set for Kenya to restore investors’ confidence in Kenya and keep the country on a strong path for continued growth. Consistent refrigerated transportation instability is at the core of why cold chain logistics in Sub-Saharan Africa is nine times more expensive than anywhere else in the world. The lack of automation and logistics technology requires a much greater reliance on human supervision and regulation, often resulting in inadequate or deficient approaches to solving the problems. The most efficient economies of the world have achieved logistics costs of about 9 percent of GDP, while the most inefficient pay as much as 30 percent to make up for their logistics fails—with the average being between 11 and 16 percent. The following is a look at the ways in which U.S. best practices in cold chain logistics can be applied to address the complex issues regarding the delivery of fresh food and potent pharmaceuticals to millions of people in the developing world whose lives depend on these products.

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  • Titre original : Optimizing cold chain transport : applying U.S. lessons in refrigerated hauling in the developing world.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30017128
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Sujet : Pays en développement
  • Source : Eberhart Capital
  • Date d'édition : 2015

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