Welcome to the resources section for COLD CHAIN ECOSYSTEM, the final 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.

UK COLD STORAGE SECTOR

As the new Cold Chain Federation we intend to be the impartial knowledge centre for cold chain in the UK. We are investing in unique and impartial data and insight to help those within, and outside our industry to have a better shared understanding of the size, scale, trends and value of temperature-controlled logistics in the UK.

We are grateful to partner with Savills, whose expertise in industrial logistics is without question. This report is the start of a partnership that will see us build our knowledge about the existing cold storage estate, its strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities it presents for investors, operators and customers.

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UK Cold Storage Sector

We are grateful to partner with Savills ,whose expertise in industrial logistics is without question. This report is the start of a partnership that will see us build our knowledge about the existing cold storage estate, its strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities it presents for investors, operators and customers.

INSIGHT

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

Kevin Mofid, Head of Logistics & Industrial Research, Savills

Quantifying the Cold Chain

The Cold Chain Federation has teamed up with Savills to produce he first ever comprehensive analysis of UK cold storage facilities. Kevin takes a look at some of the findings.

Prof Toby Peters, Professor in Cold Economy, University of Birmingham

Creating a robust blueprint for sustainable and cost-effective food logistics

Toby explores the interdependencies that will be needed to design resilient, zero-emission systems to feed a growing global population and support the people involved in food production.

Amy Shortman, Director for Product Marketing, Overhaul

Digitalisation of the Cold Chain

The solution to maintaining the safety and integrity of cold chain products, while documenting an established chain of custody, requires technology. Yet, most existing solutions designed for supply chains offer limited information that is fragmented across multiple platforms.

John Clark, Director, Star Data Analytics

Does “what gets measured” really “get managed”?

The phrase “What gets measured gets managed” sounds good, however, when it actually comes to practical experience John argues that it rarely works out that way.

Professor Judith Evans, London South Bank University and Refrigeration Developments and Testing Ltd

Zero net carbon – food cold chain challenges – a research perspective

Judith explains the opportunities for academia and research to get involved with the varied future cold chain developments that must be made to hit the UK’s 2050 net zero target.

Further Reading

The Future of UK supply chains in a disrupted world: Brexit and Covid-19 (LSE Blog, 2020)

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2020/05/19/the-future-of-uk-supply-chains-in-a-disrupted-world-brexit-and-covid-19/

UK Cold Chain Logistics Market by End User: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026 (Allied Market Research, 2019)

https://www.reportlinker.com/p05824867/UK-Cold-Chain-Logistics-Market-by-End-User-Opportunity-Analysis-and-Industry-Forecast-.html?utm_source=GNW

LEADER’S INTERVIEW

This week Shane talks to Stephen Lawrence, Managing Director, iSec and Chief Executive Magnavale Group. Stephen first bought a cold store in 2011, since then his Magnavale business has grown to be one of the largest 3PL businesses in the UK cold chain. Also, through his i-Sec business he is involved in exciting cold chain development projects in London and elsewhere. He and Shane discuss the opportunities of UK cold chain and the scope for innovation and change at all levels.

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

All the individual presentations will be available here to watch at your leisure. In the meantime, here’s the whole thing and the slides can be found below.

PRESENTERS’ SLIDES

Click on the presenter’s name below to download their 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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