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Develop Your Team Through GCCA Online Learning

Looking for a quick, convenient way to develop your team’s industry knowledge, operation safety, and day-to-day professional/social skills? GCCA Online Learning could be the answer to your talent-development needs!

With over 200 courses to choose from, you have the opportunity to develop your company talent and strengthen your teams by covering an array of topics. Course categories include (but are not limited to) cold storage warehouse operation essentials, operation and employee safety, driver training, discrimination and sexual harassment, effective communication and much more!

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Food Rescue Focus of GCCA-WFLO Collaboration with World Wildlife Fund

The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the education and research arm of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has collaborated with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and University of California, Davis on a project exploring the utilization of food on farms and the causes for edible and inedible food being removed from the value chain in the United States.

The project, entitled Maximizing Farm Resources and Edible Food Rescue, will look at four agricultural commodity products across the United States to study postharvest loss and how best to maximize farming resources to minimize that loss. The primary goals of the project are to understand how food is grown and utilized in both fresh and processing markets and to identify what life cycle changes could yield higher profitability to the farmer. The project also aims to explore what utilization or diversion options have the most substantial human and environmental benefits. Continue reading

Registration is Now Open for the 37th IACSC Conference & Expo

Registration is now open for the 37th IACSC Conference & Expo!

The annual IACSC Conference & Expo is the only event in the world dedicated to best practices in controlled environment facility construction, design, and maintenance. The event draws over 200 controlled environment facility construction, logistics, and supply chain operations professionals from around the world to gain valuable insight for improving their business. Continue reading

China’s Efforts to Improve Food Safety Through the Cold Chain Among Key Topics of Discussion at Cold Chain Executive Connection

In collaboration with the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP), GCCA hosted the third of four Cold Chain Executive Connections (CCEC) as part of the larger USTDA Cold Chain Standards Project. Held in Shanghai on July 19, the event brought over 50 Chinese cold chain professionals together for a best practices workshop and networking event.

Over 50 cold chain players took part in the GCCA/CFLP Cold Chain Executive Connection in Shanghai.

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How Much is Developing Your Employees Worth?

Written by GCCA’s Talent Management Service Partner Plus Delta Consulting.

Years ago, the cost of employee turnover was calculated to be 150% of an employee’s annual salary. That included any internal recruitment costs, external search fees, and hiring and on-boarding expenses as well as the simple loss in productivity associated with losing and then replacing a talented worker. While that may have been more accurate for higher-level leaders and professional staff, recent research still suggests that the average cost of replacing a warehouse worker who earns less than $50,000 per year, or more than 40% of Workforce America, amounts to 20% of the person’s annual salary.

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