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Expert Leadership in Cold Chain Management

Cold Chain specializes in the e-commerce fulfillment, storage, and distribution of cold goods throughout greater Chicago. With 20 years of experience in the industry, our dedicated team will be a reliable pack, pick, and shipping partner for your business.

Our Leadership Team

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Bret Schultz

Bret Schultz is the CEO at Cold Chain 3PL, renowned for his innovative and pioneering approach in the industry. With a track record of guiding companies through periods of hyper-growth and mergers and acquisitions, he is recognized for his strategic acumen. Bret prioritizes employee engagement, coaching, mentoring, and celebrating colleagues’ successes, reflecting his commitment to supporting his team. His passion lies in helping customers, going above and beyond to ensure their needs are not just met but exceeded. Bret’s dedication to delivering exceptional results and his customer-centric approach have earned him a reputation for building strong, long-lasting relationships based on trust and mutual respect. He believes in providing value-added services and developing tailored solutions that drive mutual success. Bret’s transparency and commitment to excellence set him apart in the industry.

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Judd Rosenberg

For over 20 years, Judd Rosenberg has been a noteworthy leader in the gourmet, fresh-prepared and grab-n-go products space. You may know him from his work as the co-founder at Food Evolution and more recently leading the vision of expansion with the acquisitions of a food processing plant in Texas and California based Fresh & Ready Foods.

Food Evolution was acquired by Akoyo Capital Partners, LLC in partnership with Balance Point Capital Partners and Plexus Capital in 2014 for $30MM and then again in December, 2021 to Compass Food Group for $120MM+.

Fresh & Ready Foods is a leading producer of grab-n-go sandwiches, wraps, salads, snacks, and prepared meals that serve consumer demand within the $93 billion fresh-prepared foods industry. The company’s on-trend product portfolio spans 150+ variants and is distributed fresh and refrigerated with most products having a shelf life of 7 to 10 days.

Judd holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland College Park and currently resides in Glencoe, Illinois.

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Jamie Moriarty

Jamie Moriarty is an experienced entrepreneur that has founded companies in consumer packaged goods, (Uber Dispensing Co.) technology, (Pauwow) and brokerage and consulting (R.F.Queue). A motivated “problem solver”, Jamie is driven by identifying, and providing the best solution, in solving a customer’s pain point. As a startup founder, his passions have led him to work in product development, design and operations.

In addition to his primary job functions, Jamie has most recently been recognized by InterCon as a 2020 top 50 tech leader for his overall impact on the tech industry and spirit of innovation.

Jamie has his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He also competed in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games as a member of the United States Bobsled Team.

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Armando Ramirez

As Food Evolution’s director of operations for over 20 years, Armando Ramirez oversaw 500+ employees and helped grow revenue from $0 to $30MM+ per year. In charge of operations, purchasing, inventory, logistics, production employees, food costs, and assembly while also leading all facility compliance: USDA, SQF, FDA. Not only does Armando have knowledge in food production and shipping, but he is also an executive chef, having run Food Evolution’s catering division that grew to $5MM+.
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Lyndsey Schendt

Lyndsey has over four years of experience in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry and many more in sales. Her in-depth understanding of the intricate supply chain enables her to guide clients in identifying a 3PL provider that can serve as an extension of their operations team. Lyndsey is a relationship builder and maintains a client-focused approach, as she diligently nurtures ongoing relationships well beyond the initial contract stage while also acquiring new clients.

Lyndsey is passionate about food and beverage, which makes her a natural fit at Cold Chain 3PL. She is able to assist new and emerging brands in finding a cost-effective solution to deliver their products to consumers as quickly as possible.

Cold Chain 3PL

Cold Chain 3PL specializes in providing customized cold chain logistics solutions for eCommerce brands shipping perishable goods nationwide from central Chicago, west coast Pacoima CA, and East Coast Baltimore, MD locations. With over 20 years of experience in frozen fulfillment, cold storage warehousing, and refrigerated transportation, our dedicated team offers reliable services to maintain product freshness and quality throughout the supply chain. We leverage cutting-edge technology to offer real-time inventory tracking, temperature-controlled storage and shipping options, and expedited delivery services. Our goal is to ensure on-time delivery so your customers receive your products in optimal condition.

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Our Services

At Cold Chain 3PL, we specialize in end-to-end cold chain management through our suite of services:

Frozen Fulfillment

We provide specialized frozen storage, order processing and shipping for eCommerce brands. Our strategically located warehouses enable us to quickly deliver frozen goods nationwide.

Refrigerated Warehousing

Our temperature-controlled warehouses ensure safe storage and prevent spoilage or waste. We offer customizable storage solutions.

Refrigerated Transportation

Our fleet of refrigerated trucks maintains optimal product temperatures during transport. We provide temperature-controlled truckload, LTL, and air shipping.

Third Party Logistics (3PL)

As an experienced 3PL provider, we seamlessly manage supply chain activities including transportation, distribution, packaging, and more.

Inventory Management

Our real-time inventory tracking provides visibility into stock levels and shipments. We help businesses optimize their supply chain.

Kitting and Assembly

We offer specialized kitting and assembly services to consolidate components into kits or custom bundles.

Our Commitment

At Cold Chain 3PL, our dedicated team works diligently to provide exceptional service and maintain product quality throughout the cold chain. Some key commitments we make:
  • Compliance with food safety and pharmaceutical regulations
  • Ongoing staff training on protocols and best practices
  • Responsible use of refrigerants and sustainable operating procedures
  • Regular maintenance and audits of equipment and warehouses
  • Transparent communication and collaboration with clients
We leverage the latest technology, extensive carrier partnerships, and experienced logistics personnel to ensure timely and accurate delivery. Our goal is to provide customized and cost-effective solutions that meet each client’s unique needs.

Industries Served

Our cold chain solutions cater to a wide spectrum of industries including:
  • Food and beverage
  • Grocery and convenience stores
  • Restaurants and catering services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Biotech and life sciences
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • and more!
With two decades of experience, we have a proven track record of helping businesses maintain product quality, reduce costs, and streamline logistics.

Case Studies

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Online Specialty Food Retailer

Challenge

Facilitate the expansion of an online specialty food retailer by optimizing their supply chain and fulfillment processes.

Solutions

Integrated an advanced order management system with real-time inventory tracking, implemented automated order processing, and leveraged strategic partnerships with local carriers for faster last-mile delivery.

Results

Achieved a 30% increase in order processing efficiency, reduced shipping times by 25%, and contributed to a notable surge in customer satisfaction.

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Online Fresh Juice Retailer

Challenge

Enhance the delivery experience for a fresh juice producer, ensuring that items reach customers in peak condition.

Solutions

Implemented a specialized packaging process, integrated temperature-controlled packing during transport, and utilized predictive analytics to optimize inventory levels and reduce food waste.

Results

Experienced a 20% growth in subscriber retention, significantly decreased product damages, and established a reputation for reliable and high-quality deliveries.

An e-commerce fulfillment table with different food items.

Online Specialty Food Retailer

Challenge

Facilitate the expansion of an online specialty food retailer by optimizing their supply chain and fulfillment processes.

Solutions

Integrated an advanced order management system with real-time inventory tracking, implemented automated order processing, and leveraged strategic partnerships with local carriers for faster last-mile delivery.

Results

Achieved a 30% increase in order processing efficiency, reduced shipping times by 25%, and contributed to a notable surge in customer satisfaction.

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Meal Delivery Platform

Challenge

Streamline the logistics for a meal delivery platform offering pre-cooked meals, aiming to reduce delivery costs and enhance the overall customer experience.

Solutions

Introduced warehouse routing optimization algorithms, utilized a combination of national and last mile carriers.

Results

Achieved a 15% reduction in delivery costs, improved on-time delivery rates by 20%, and contributed to a substantial increase in customer loyalty for the meal delivery platform.

We take pride in the positive feedback received from our clients. References from our satisfied clients who have experienced the impact of our logistic food fulfillment solutions firsthand are available upon request. They can vouch for our commitment to excellence, reliability, and the success we’ve achieved in optimizing their e-commerce logistics.

Contact Cold Chain 3PL

To learn more about our end-to-end cold chain logistics solutions, contact our experts today at 312-217-1070. We look forward to helping your business meet its goals and grow with our specialized services.