Best Practices for Temperature Monitoring - Warehouse & Delivery

Speakers: Don Durm, PLM and Phillip Lamb, FAB

Throughout the supply chain, there has been a growing demand for more transparency from both regulatory compliance and the customer. Presenters will address how FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation of Food Act impacts trucking and warehouse operations.  The presenters will discuss approaches to the distribution route and training requirements for drivers and warehouse workers that address regulatory compliance and industry best practices.  Additionally, presenters will examine best practices for maintaining and monitoring temperatures during the delivery process.  Finally, presenters will discuss technologies that help drive proof of delivery and understand how this information is being relayed to customers.

Key Takeaways:
  • The Responsibilities of the company under the final FSMA act rules regarding employee training.
  • Awareness of Potential Food Safety Problems that may occur in the warehouse.
  • Basic Sanitary Transportation Practices to:
  • The best practices in maintaining temperatures in the different zones of the truck during the various seasons.
  • The software available for monitoring temperatures and the best practices for reviewing this information.
  • How to best present this information-if needed-to customers.
  • GAP Analysis Tool for Standard Operation Procedures (SOP)


Food Safety Training for Operations

Moderator: Matt Krol, US Foods
Speakers: Heidi Wietjes, Cash-Wa and Ethan DeWall, Martin Bros.

FSMA and the increased focus on food safety brings the new challenge of having to better train and monitor employees in food safety practices.  This session will focus on techniques and technology for helping ensure that employees understand the protocols required to maintain food safety programs.

At the end of session, attendees will be able to:
  • Implement techniques for teaching employees the responsibilities of the company under FSMA
  • Understand wow to create awareness of potential food safety problems in the supply chain and how to properly prevent them
  • Understand how technology can help with training and monitoring processes to ensure employee understanding and compliance


Can You Afford not to Invest in the Latest Technology? Don’t Get Left Behind.

Speakers: Sean Jones, Eby-Brown and Jack Powell, PFG

How implementation and investments in new technology will help improve Distributors’ delivery performance, deployment do’s and don’ts, and identifying customizable solutions that makes sense for even the newest or smallest Distributors.

At the end of session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand what new technology is available to the industry
  • Discern which tools may provide breakthrough solutions for your operations
  • Conduct a basic return-on-investment (ROI) calculation regarding technology investment opportunities