Farm to Loading Dock to Fork
There are a wide variety of links in the food supply chain. At almost every level – from processing and manufacturing to distribution – loading docks play a significant role in bringing fresh, safe food to consumers. However, there are a host of potential threats related to dock operations that businesses need to address, from cold chain integrity and contamination issues to cargo theft and even terrorist threats.
In most instances, a systematic approach that incorporates automatic vehicle restraints, vertical dock levelers, appropriate seals/shelters and the proper sequence of operation is the best way to secure a loading dock. These products – working together as a system – enhance security, protect employees, reduce contamination and improve environmental conditions within a building and throughout a given supply chain.
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