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From flavor variations to temperature monitoring, when it comes to delivering this sweet treat, ice cream companies have it down cold. More to the Story: Homemade Recipe Drives Success The ice cream supply chain is hot.
Vanilla remains the most popular flavor, with chocolate and cookies and cream next in line. And, despite waistline concerns, premium ice cream—with its high fat content and correspondingly hefty calorie load—is the most popular type, according to IDFA.
No matter the flavor or type, ice cream is "a smile producer," says Dan Samson, chief executive officer with Lovin' Scoopful, a producer of gourmet light ice cream that's co-branded with the Special Olympics; it shares 25 percent of its profits with the organization and other causes.
To capture those smiles, however, ice cream companies have to ensure products maintain their quality as they travel from the manufacturing plant to the distribution center to the retailer, and finally into the consumer's shopping cart and home.
In addition to ingredients and flavorings, cold chain management and proper sanitation are key. Ice cream that warms up and refreezes tends to become icy and grainy. The risk of an unwanted temperature change tends to be highest when the ice cream is moving from one location—say, a manufacturing plant—to another, such as a delivery truck.
Ice cream production in the United States typically starts with a handful of ingredients: These ingredients are blended together, and then the mix is pasteurized, homogenized, and cooled to about the consistency of soft-serve ice cream.
Flavors, such as fruits or candy, are added. The ice cream is packaged and moves to a blast freezer, where its temperature drops to well below zero.
Ice cream producers continue to experiment with this basic recipe and add an ever-expanding number of variations, including exotic flavors and low-fat or allergen-free versions. This allows them to meet consumers' changing preferences.
It also increases the cost and complexity of the ordering, demand planning, forecasting, and inventory functions. Perry's also distributes products from other companies. The variety brings balance to the company's product portfolio and lends a competitive edge. The range of products also adds complexity to manufacturing and distribution.
Perry's has turned to technology to help manage them. It relies on an in-house enterprise resource planning ERP system that helps track purchase orders to build a history that it can use—along with its knowledge of inventory levels, promotional activity, and lead times—to enhance demand planning.
The company's 18 trucks bring products to distributors across several northeastern states, and return with the raw ingredients the plant needs, as well as products that Perry's distributes for partners.
Using in-house drivers enables Perry's to more quickly adjust to changes in the production schedule due to demand fluctuations.At SVZ, we supply high quality processed fruit and vegetable ingredients to food and drink manufacturers around the world.
Owned by a farming co-operative, our entire operation is built on sustainable agricultural practices. Supply Chain Management: A Learning Perspective from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
As a human being, we all consume products and/or services all the time. This morning you got up and ate your breakfast, e.g., eggs, milk. At SVZ, we supply high quality processed fruit and vegetable ingredients to food and drink manufacturers around the world.
Owned by a farming co-operative, our entire operation is built on sustainable agricultural practices.
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Thanks for reading, and enjoy your stay. Missed delivery appointments, products held up in Customs, and short shipments are disruptions supply chain managers often contend with.
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