The Cold Chain Index, designed by the Global Cold Chain Alliance, is a customizable rate builder template that members can use to provide justification to their customers during rate negotiations. The index tracks the growth rates of costs using mainly official sources of economic data along with actual expense classes from the IARW Productivity and Benchmarking tool. The CCI can be customized to the region and state where a warehouse facility operates and includes five classes of expenses: labor, electric power, supplies, repairs and rent. The Cold Chain Index is available to GCCA members and specifically applicable to Warehouse Members in the United States. To learn more about the Cold Chain Index, click here. To learn more about membership, click here.