Gain access to the only performance and benchmarking data for the temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry. The online benchmarking platform allows participants to compare their warehouse operations to others across industry, evaluating their performance in valuable KPI categories such as Labor Expenses, Power Expenses, Inventory Turns and Product Throughput.
$1,000.00 - 2019 Productivity and Benchmarking Report - Executive Summary - Member
$1,000.00 - 2020 Productivity and Benchmarking Report - Survey Summary - IARW Members Only
To help understand the current state of the temperature-controlled warehouse industry with regard to safety culture, awareness of available safety resources, ongoing safety training, and resulting impact of safety activities and programs, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) conducted a survey between January and March 2020. Overall, survey respondents had a very positive perception of the safety of their workplace environments and current level of safety training.
$75.00 - 2020 Workplace Safety Survey
$1,000.00 - 2021 Productivity and Benchmarking Report - Survey Summary - IARW Members Only
Learn how to conduct a thorough and successful accident investigation with this helpful white paper.
$0.00 - Accident Investigation (Member)$75.00 - Accident Investigation (Nonmember)
Are you interested in an Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS)? There are a number of factors temperature-controlled facilities should consider before implementing ASRS. The IACSC-IARW Construction/Codes Committee authored “Application of Automation within a Public Refrigerated Warehouse,” a white paper designed to help members understand reasons to consider ASRS, challenges that may arise with ASRS, and building considerations for ASRS. The paper also includes a handy checklist of design, construction, and scope considerations for an ASRS project.
$0.00 - Member Rate$75.00 - Nonmember Rate
This is the cold chain industry’s chief resource for scientific information on the storage and handling of perishable goods with information on storing almost 300 different temperature-controlled products.
$150.00 - Commodity Storage Manual (Member)$1,500.00 - Commodity Storage Manual (Nonmember)
Explore oxygen reduction technology for fire prevention.
Many utility companies in the U.S. offer demand response programs, which pay cold storage businesses to change their energy use habits to benefit the grid at-large. The IARW-IACSC Refrigeration & Energy Committee developed a white paper to help members understand and evaluate demand response programs. This is an e-publication and not available in print.
$0.00 - Demand Response Facts (Member)$75.00 - Demand Response Facts (Nonmember)
$0.00 - Fire Safe Solar White Paper (Member)$75.00 - Fire Safe Solar White Paper (Nonmember)
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in the United States in January 2011, represents the first major changes to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food safety authorities in over 70 years. This compliance guide summarizes some of the key FSMA provisions impacting the cold chain along with links to additional information from FDA.
$0.00 - Food Safety Modernization Act Compliance Guide (Member)$75.00 - Food Safety Modernization Act Compliance Guide (Nonmember)
On-boarding is a critical part of the employment process, and is just as valuable to a company’s success as recruiting individuals with the highest possible talent. To maximize the success of a new hire, business leaders and third-party logistics organizations will need to reconsider their typical approaches to the onboarding process. For a world-class on-boarding experience, follow the five tips set forth in this guide.
In the document you will find information on the following:
• What should a new hire’s first day in the office look like?
• Why is it important to lay out a “week-one game plan”?
• How can an employer maximize office credibility?
$0.00 - GCCA Creating A World-Class Onboarding Experience (Member)$75.00 - GCCA Creating A World-Class Onboarding Experience (Nonmember)
The Global Cold Storage Capacity Report provides worldwide cold storage industry growth trends, market development indicators, and market comparisons.
$0.00 - 2020 Workplace Safety Survey$1,000.00 - GCCA Global Cold Storage Capacity Report (2016) (Nonmember)
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has been collecting data on the global cold storage industry since 1998. The data is used to write the Global Cold Storage Capacity Report, which provides industry growth trends, market development indicators, and market comparisons. Members can download the report free of charge. Nonmembers may purchase a copy of the report. Available only as an e-publication.
$1,000.00 - GCCA Global Cold Storage Capacity Report (2018) (Nonmember)
$1,000.00 - GCCA Global Cold Storage Capacity Report (2020) (Nonmember)
When high, turnover rate can be very costly to an organization. Moreover, a high turnover rate often leads to considerable amounts of money, time, and resources needing to be invested in hiring and onboarding processes. In order to properly reflect upon company standards, performance, and success, it is crucial for those in managerial positions to understand regional, company, and industry turnover rates.
The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) conducted a 2017 North American employee turnover survey based on data collected from 102 survey respondents. In this report, you will find information detailing the survey, the turnover rates by region, and the states with the highest turnover rates. Additionally, the report introduces solutions some facilities have used to reduce turnover in their labor force, including but not limited to raised pay and/or benefits.
$0.00 - Global Cold Chain Alliance Labor Turnover Survey Report (2017) (Member)$75.00 - Global Cold Chain Alliance Labor Turnover Survey Report (2017) (Nonmember)
Esté preparado para lo inesperado y aprender a hacer frente a cualquier crisis en esta guía, que cubre los planes de respuesta de emergencia, derrames de amoniaco, y relaciones con los medios.
$0.00 - Guía para el Manejo Efectivo de Crisis (Miembro)$850.00 - Guía para el Manejo Efectivo de Crisis (No miembro)
Aprenda acerca de las mejores prácticas en logística de la cadena de suministro y operaciones de almacén con secciones sobre la seguridad, el saneamiento, los costos y las políticas.
$0.00 - Guía para las Operaciones Efectivas en las Bodegas (Miembro)$850.00 - Guía para las Operaciones Efectivas en las Bodegas (No miembro)
Be prepared for the unexpected and learn how to cope with any crisis in this guide, which covers emergency response plans, ammonia spills, and media relations.
$75.00 - Crisis Management Guide (Member)$1,000.00 - Crisis Management Guide (Nonmember)
Learn about best practices in warehouse supply chain logistics and operations with sections on safety, sanitation, costs, and policies.
$75.00 - Guide to Effective Warehouse Operations (Member)$1,000.00 - Guide to Effective Warehouse Operations (Nonmember)
The Injury and Illness Prevention Program reference guide can help you understand state requirements for injury and illness prevention programs, workers’ compensation premiums, and drug free workplace polices, and drug testing.
$0.00 - Guide to Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (Member)$75.00 - Guide to Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (Nonmember)
The WFLO bulletin “Handling and Storing Food Allergens in PRW’s” by Dr. Michael L. Jahncke and Dr. Donald V. Schlimme outlines the key components of an allergen program for a warehouse. The bulletin is available under member resources.
$0.00 - Handling and Storing Food Allergens in PRW’s (Member)$75.00 - Handling and Storing Food Allergens in PRW’s (Nonmember)
Conduct your own hazard analysis with these tables that present common warehouse activities and then assess the consequences and likelihood of each hazard.
$0.00 - Hazard Analysis Tables (Member)$75.00 - Hazard Analysis Tables (NonMember)
IARW and Cascade Energy, Inc. collaborated to publish this special edition of Cascade Energy’s popular Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide. The guide provides an overview of refrigeration best practices, refrigeration system basics, and strategies to decrease your energy usage. Available only in hard copy. Warehouse members are entitled to one complimentary copy.
$50.00 - Industrial Refrigeration Best Practices Guide (Nonmember and Member)
Learn about viable alternatives to the high ammonia charge pumped recirculated liquid system typical found in most temperature-controlled facilities.
$0.00 - Low Ammonia Charge Refrigeration Systems White Paper (Member)$150.00 - Low Ammonia Charge Refrigeration Systems White Paper (Nonmember)
The past few years have seen a heightened global interest by regulatory bodies and user groups in the cold chain for pharmaceutical and biopharma products. The interest has been driven by the establishment of international manufacturing facilities dedicated to serve global markets and a trend towards third party outsourcing for logistics and related services. Like food products, there are unique challenges in creating and managing the cold chain for pharmaceutical and biopharma products. IARW developed a white paper to explore considerations that should be taken into account for these special products.
$0.00 - Pharmaceutical and Biopharma Cold Storage (Member)$75.00 - Pharmaceutical and Biopharma Cold Storage (Nonmember)
This PRW Automation Readiness Study was a joint market research initiative that was conducted by the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and HK Systems. Research information was collected through interviews with PRW providers, vendors and firms that service the public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) industry as well as media organizations that cover this industry. The purpose of the study was to clarify what benefits automation can bring to the PRW cold storage industry and summarize what the PRW industry needs to ready itself to adopt such solutions.
$0.00 - PRW North American Automation Readiness Study (Member)$75.00 - PRW North American Automation Readiness Study (Nonmember)
The IARW-IACSC Refrigeration & Energy Committee developed this fact sheet to answer some of the most common questions about solar energy systems for temperature-controlled facilities. This is an e-publication and not available in print.
$0.00 - Solar Energy Fact Sheet (Member)$75.00 - Solar Energy Fact Sheet (Nonmember)
A Solar Photovoltaic System is an installed aggregate of solar arrays generating power for a given application. These systems have become a potential energy solution for temperature-controlled facilities. A subcommittee of the IACSC-IARW Construction/Codes Committee developed a white paper to help members identify requirements and pros and cons of solar systems in general and provide an overview of different types of solar technologies and mounting systems. This is an e-publication and not available in print.
$0.00 - Solar Photovoltaic System Guidelines (Member) $75.00 - Solar Photovoltaic System Guidelines (Nonmember)
Learn about modern logistics design, raw oysters, future of the dairy industry, nonthermal gas plasma pasteurization, and more.
$25.00 - 2011 WFLO SAC Report (Member)$100.00 - 2011 WFLO SAC Report (Nonmember)
Read about HACCP principles, dock refrigeration loads, FSMA, forced air-cooling, quarantine systems, and more.
$25.00 - 2012 WFLO SAC Report (Member)$50.00 - 2012 WFLO SAC Report (Nonmember)
The WFLO Scientific Advisory Council publishes an annual report summarizing the latest research conducted by members of the council. These papers explore the science behind food safety, packaging, and logistics. In the 2013 edition, learn about processed foods, sustainability, cooperative competition in logistics, and the FDA proposed rule on preventive controls. Members may also download complimentary copies of the report at www.gcca.org.
$25.00 - 2013 Scientific Advisory Council Report (Member)$100.00 - 2013 Scientific Advisory Council Report (Nonmember)
Learn about sanitary transportation of food, R-744, aquaculture, green construction, quarantine systems, and the effect of freezing on frozen food.
$25.00 - 2014 WFLO SAC Report (Member)$100.00 - 2014 WFLO SAC Report (Nonmember)