Ow an Ice Company Participates in Cold Chains in Developing Countries
What type of investment or preparation must an ice manufacturer undertake in order to become a preferred supplier?
What new networks/contacts do they have to build in order to effectively partake in a cold chain?
What pricing strategy is needed?
How do they quickly acquire expertise in foreign currency accounting?
What would a domestic ice manufacturer have to invest in terms of multiple new departments to support an international sales structure?
What would that look like?
Ice is more portable than water. Something to consider in a disaster relief scenario.
On the topic of cold chains.
Cold chains support:
corpse/cadaver storage (safe handling of infected persons, safe removal)
human semen for viral analysis (ebola lies dormant in male spermatozoa for 3 months… it can be passed despite absence of symptoms)
Local companies cant reach that. They dont have the resources, manpower, etc.
I re-packaged the entire concept for USAID, DFiD (Dept for Foreign Aid and Development/British), AusAID (Australian counterpart to USAID handling typhoons (Phillipines).
This paper is meant to answer the questions above with the direction/guidance of the necessity of cold chains in developing countries and for an ice company to participate in that.
Added on 26.01.2015 20:45
Things related to ease of entry would be relevant to this proposal.