College of Business

CSUMB Students of 'Applied Logistics for Vege/Fruits' visit Oceanmist Farms

Students of BUS 437: Applied Logistics for Vegetables and Fruit visited Oceanmist Farms in Castroville, CA, to see warehousing and inventory management. Logistics Manager Glen Alameda showed the students the workings of cooling operations of produce as it is received, stored, sorted, and labeled for shipment. Students were able to see firsthand the complexities of handling operations in a warehouse of a perishable product. Glen also explained to the students about moving warehouse operations from various locations to provide a constant supply of products to its wholesale customers, the majority of whom are chain stores such as Walmart, Safeway, etc. Students were able to the flow of the product on the floor, from receiving to cooling, sorting and storage, and then loading onto trucks.

Inbound/Receiving and Cooling Area

Logistics Manager for Oceanmist Farms, Glen Alameda, explaining the operations of receiving and cooling the product to the students of BUS 437

Processing Area Within the Warehouse

Logistics Manager for Oceanmist Farms, Glen Alameda, explaining the processing of vegetables and importance of Food Safety to the students of BUS 437

Outbound/Loading Area of the Warehouse

Students of BUS 437 at the outbound/loading zone of warehouse. The pallets are assembled from various parts of the warehouse, at one of the various loading doors/docks.