Amazon.com Services LLC
Cold Chain Inbound Optimization
Jennifer Helga Mulia
Valentina Valero Nieto
Cold chain logistics refers to the transportation and handling of temperature controlled products such as groceries, pharmaceuticals, and chemical goods. Amazon’s current Freight Inbound (AFI) Network for cold chain delivery is dependent on third party shippers and managed by suppliers. This is not cost effective and prevents Amazon from managing their inbound cold supply chain. The student team created an automated optimization tool for inbound cold chain transportation network that processes the input variable and generates the most cost efficient execution plan for inbound deliveries based on constraints creating a more transparent, informed, timely, accurate and cost effective transportation process.