A Crossdock Consolidation Center for Local Produce
Crossdock Consolidation Centers for fresh produce are a proposed type of local food distribution infrastructure consisting of loading docks and coolers for aggregation and storage of product. The Centers are designed as part of a food distribution network to incentivize large-scale wholesalers to purchase produce that has been consolidated from rural and remote farming communities. These two guides provide information on investment and operating costs and a spreadsheet template for determining monthly throughput and overall capacity, and a step-by step guide to determine the optimal location of a center using the open-source software package QGIS.017.
Investment and Operating Cost Estimates:
Using QGIS to Select an Optimal Site Location: