Here at WARP, we work our shipping magic in a number of ways, but one of our favorites is making sure our client’s perishable products get to their customers as quickly and efficiently as possible, with zero damage or waste from spoilage.
Shipping refrigerated or frozen products to grocery distribution centers has historically been one of the toughest aspects of supply chain management for many brands, especially when shipping LTL-level quantities. Why?
- After hours/overnight receivers
- Strict appointment guidelines (and harsh penalties to boot)
- Specific mode/carrier requirements between distributors (and even
between different warehouses for the same distributor)
No. Depending on the products that are being shipped, WARP builds customized solutions to ensure that proper temperatures are maintained - both on the truck and in the warehouse or cross-dock.
What are the different kinds of temperature control WARP offers?
- Refrigerated: 34-65 degree produce. 28 degree fresh meat and seafood
- Frozen: -20 – 0 meat and seafood. Frozen CPG products. Frozen, raw, pet food
- Freeze Protect: 65 degree + live plants
What that means for brands, especially newer ones, is they become pigeonholed into moving to FOB pickups from UNFI, KeHe, DPI, McLane, DOT, etc.
With temperature controlled zone skipping, WARP maintains your goods at a fixed temperature for longer. Rather than our ambient cross-docks, WARP also offers temp-controlled cross-docks as well. That means less dry ice / gel packs, less chance of waste, and great cost savings!