BEST PRACTICES FOR REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT©. Part 2. Loading Trailers.

Loading trailers may seem straightforward but there are a number of critical steps that will dramatically improve the process from a safety and quality perspective. From a safety perspective, securing the trailer is of utmost importance. Following the steps outlined in the Trailer Pre-load Safety snd Inspection section. From a quality perspective, only load “PRE-COOLED … Continued

Best Practices for Refrigerated Transport©. Part 1.Pre-Cooling Trailers Process.

Procuro PIMM™ Cold Chain Management System provides “end to end visibility” for your cold chain. Our system monitors, analyzes and manages the entire distribution process from supplier plants, 3rd party carriers, 3rd party cold storage/distribution centers, outbound delivery fleet and in-store cold storage. In the next few articles, we will be highlighting the best practices … Continued

Shelf Life Prediction via Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) AI is the latest “buzz word” in the technology space but it’s been around forever. Artificial Intelligence is more accepted today simply because we have better tools to collect and analyze data. IBM’s Watson is probably one of the most famous AI platforms. Invented in the 1980’s to “predict” outcomes based upon … Continued

Continuous Temperature Monitoring (CTM) & Shelf Life

The PIMM™ CTM program is the first monitoring program of its kind that allows distributors to share specific temperature performance data with their customer’s / brand owners without sharing every detail of their operations. Our system provides instant feedback and alerts to allow distributors to properly manage their air temperatures across their refrigerated fleet. When … Continued

Software as a Service (SaaS) Advantages

Procuro provides a family of hosted applications using the modern SaaS model. This model was selected because it provides the best value and the best service for Procuro’s customers. SaaS provides these specific benefits: Total cost of ownership is much lower because all infrastructure and maintenance is amortized across many customer accounts. Procuro takes full … Continued

Cost of Food Borne Illnesses & Technology

Food Safety, Technology & Foodborne illness Learn how Procuro can help! We found this article in the QSR Magazine and couldn’t help but share it with everyone. This article mentions the very same technologies, processes, and improvements that Procuro is educating customers and prospective customers on; as well as pointing out the importance of the … Continued

The Costs of Foodborne Illness

The Costs of Foodborne Illness, Product Recalls Make the Case for Food Safety Investments Learn how Procuro can help! “In 2012, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute estimated that the average cost for a food recall in the United States was $10 million. That number was just for the direct costs … Continued

Managing supplies of vaccines is a huge problem

New research asks how often vaccines are exposed to temperatures below the lower limit. KEEP a tomato cool in a refrigerator and it will stay fresh far longer than it would at room temperature. Accidentally freeze it, though, and you will reduce it to a disgusting mush. A similar problem plagues the storage of vaccines. … Continued

Measure to Manage – The Cold Chain Quality Guide

In the cold supply chain the big risk is thermal abuse. In order to properly ensure quality control of perishable products throughout the cold chain process, we need to combine good science with sound operational procedures, and then continuously measure temperature each and every step within the chain. If we do not measure – we … Continued