A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain, which includes the processes and systems required to transfer and store temperature-controlled products from their point of origin to their point of destination.
- Episode 180: Reefer Madness; a great podcast from 99% Invisible about reefers (temperature-controlled containers).
Landfill Of Lettuce: Why Were These Greens Tossed Before Their Time? An NPR story about food waste.
- Freeze Frame : A DC Velocity write up about the freezer of North America’s largest refrigerated warehouse
- Chill On Project:
“Funded by the European Union CHILL-ON aims to improve the quality and safety, transparency and traceability of the chilled/frozen supply chain by developing cost-effective technologies, devices and approaches for continous monitoring and recording of the relevant data and processing the data for information management throughout the entire supply chain.”
- Frisbee Cold Chain Project
FRISBEE: European Union funded 4-year ProjectFood Refrigeration Innovations for Safety, consumers’
Benefit, Environmental impact and Energy optimization along the cold chain in Europe.
- A new inventory model for cold items that considers costs and emissions
2014, by A Bozorgi, J Pazour, D NazzalInternational Journal of Production Economics 155, 114-125