Welcome to the resources section for ADAPTING TO CHANGE, the second week of 4 in the COLD CHAIN LIVE! TOWARDS A NET ZERO COLD CHAIN series.

Here you will find links to thought-leadership papers and other relevant information plus this week’s leader’s interview video and the recording of the live workshop.

If you haven’t registered for the remaining sessions, there is still time!

INSIGHT

Here you will find links to papers from our speakers and other key reference sources containing useful information around this week’s theme.

Tom Southall, Policy Director, Cold Chain Federation

Adapting to Change: The Uncertainties Facing the UK Cold Chain

The Federation’s Policy Director, Tom Southall, sets out an overview of the short and long term change that will shape decision making within the cold chain.

Prof Jonathan Reynolds, Academic Director, Oxford Institute if Retail Management

The Changing Face of Food Retailing

Professor Jonathan Reynolds on how business leaders go about making decisions in times of uncertainty.

Gavin Parnell, Director, The Supply Chain Consulting Group

Meeting Sustainability Goals

Gavin outlines the the synergies between supply chain efficiency and reducing carbon footprint.

Kirsten Tisdale, Principal, Aricia Logistics Consulting

Strategic Transport Planning

Kirsten introduces her presentation at Friday’s workshop on how the goal of securing carbon efficiencies can be built into sound transport planning.

Further Reading

National Food Strategy (2020)

https://www.nationalfoodstrategy.org/

Last Mile urban freight in the UK: How and why is it changing? (Foresight: Government Office for Science, 2019)

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777682/fom_last_mile_road_freight.pdf

Refrigerated warehouses as intelligent hubs to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability (LSBU Journal Article, Fikiin et al. 2017)

https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/item/87098

Energy Efficiency in Cold Stores: a practical guide (Cold Chain Federation, 2020)

https://www.coldchainfederation.org.uk/energy/

LEADER’S INTERVIEW

This week Shane talks to Gavin Williams, Managing Director, Supply Chain UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics about how long term collaborations are at the heart of XPO’s strategy and ongoing success. Read Gavin’s blog here

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

The whole workshop and the individual presenters sessions can be found below together with copies of the slides.

PRESENTERS’ SLIDES

SHAPING THE COLD CHAIN OF THE FUTURE: THE ROAD TO NET ZERO

PART ONE – SETTING THE SCENE

We are working to bring our industry together, to define what we mean by a net zero cold chain and to ask ourselves where the gaps are in our knowledge and where the potential is for collaboration. This paper starts the conversation and is the basis for engagement within and outside our industry.

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SHAPING THE COLD CHAIN OF THE FUTURE: THE ROAD TO NET ZERO (PART ONE - SETTING THE SCENE)

This document is the basis for the Cold Chain Federation's engagement within and outside our industry; to define what we mean by a net zero cold chain and to ask ourselves where the gaps are in our knowledge and where the potential is for collaboration.

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