In cold storages, energy savings is a recurring concern. We all know it is far more expensive to cool the air than to heat it. Moreover, different products might have different temperature requirements.
For instance, vegetables need a temperature of 55°F, meat needs to be stored at 28°F, dairy products at 34°F and ice cream needs a temperature of –10°F.
So, this can be quite a challenge for third-party logistics (3 PL) who may have clients all across the year with variable storage requirements. Moreover, in a cold storage environment, re-configuring the space is not as easy as it would have been in conventional warehouses because one needs to take care of the cold temperatures.
All warehouses that need multiple temperature zones or where there are a mix of products that are stored change with the season, usage of modular curtain wall system may seem flexible. Take note, the refrigerated air can be expensive, so after you make one change to the wall or a room, the cost savings are realized.
- Opt for automation to avail savings
- Maximize the cube with dense storage
- Control heat loss
- Automate palletizing
These are a few of the best practices that can help all the cold storage product managers effectively manage their warehouses. Do let us know, what you think of these practices, in the comment section below!
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