I have been away in the past 6 weeks, attending the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Denver. After the conference, I travelled to California to visit five vegetable processing plants, a distribution centre and a pallet distribution and service centre.
I also had meetings with colleagues from IEH Labs, ARS USDA, NSF-Davis Fresh, and the Agriculture and Water Quality Alliance. These meetings dealt with food safety and environmental aspects of the horticultural production in North California.
My attendance to the conference and the site visits were supported by the LDA award, promoted by the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) and sponsored by CHEP Asia Pacific. I gratefully acknowledge their support. I will share some of my experiences in a breakfast meeting organised by LAA in February 09 and in a series of articles to be published in Dispatch, the official LAA newsletter. Stay tuned to this blog and the LAA website for further details.