New study boosts cold chain efficiency


Tower Cold Chain and Cardiff Business School have constructed a mathematical ‘model’ showing how temperature-controlled containers might flow around the global network of existing or new hubs. It is part of a UK government grant supported study that enlisted the expertise of scholars in the School’s Logistics and Operations Management section to test the feasibility of a decision support system for Tower’s global distribution. Tower said it could help to minimize empty movements and over-stocking and reduce operational costs.