Features a Good Cold Chain Data Logger Should Have

A cold chain data logger, otherwise referred to as a temperature data logger, is a device that records and logs ambient temperature and other data at set intervals over a period of time. They should be compact, relatively inexpensive, and should be able to work reliably without any major infrastructure like data cable networks or … Continued

The Cold Chain Technology

Several technologies are closely interacting in a sequential manner to support a cold chain: Monitoring Usually refers to devices and systems able to monitor the condition of the cold chain, such as temperature and humidity, throughout all the involved stages, namely in the reefer and at the warehouse. These technologies provide an account of the … Continued

Why The Food Industry Needs Cold Chain Logistics

Did you know that farmers around the globe currently grow enough food to feed 10 billion people? It’s curious, then, that one billion people worldwide struggle to put food on their families’ plates. Food production isn’t the problem; the food distribution process is. Cold chain logistics could have a profound impact on the global economy … Continued

Temperature-controlled Logistics

As demand for perishable products grows worldwide, efficient and effective cold chain management requires strong partnerships and quick reactions. Cold chain logistics requires maintaining temperature integrity, controlling all the processes involved means high levels of integration and coordination. Each supply chain partner—from harvester or producer to the ultimate seller—shares responsibility. For example, cold chain transportation … Continued

What Is A Transportation Management System?

Without a thorough understanding of what a Transportation Management System is, many logistics shippers are at a disadvantage in their continuous improvement journey for improving their supply chains. Simply put, a TMS is a tool that helps supply chain professionals manage their freight and carriers. Rating, booking, and tracking are considered core features for any … Continued

Store Management System – Thermometer Calibration

Food temperature measuring devices must be calibrated in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications as often as necessary to ensure their accuracy. Additionally, a record log should be kept of your thermometer calibrations. If a thermometer does not have specific instructions for calibration, the following methods may be used. Ice Point Method Fill a large container … Continued

The Logistics of Cold Chain Management

In two words: control and organization. Cold chain management in the supply chain typically focuses on groceries, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, as well as some high tech products. Each of the products under these umbrellas requires a constant temperature control to ensure the safe production and delivery to their final destination. Assuming that production and warehousing at … Continued

THE COLD CHAIN

The cold chain involves the transportation of temperature sensitive products along a supply chain through thermal and refrigerated packaging methods and the logistical planning to protect the integrity of these shipments. There are several means in which cold chain products can be transported, including refrigerated trucks and railcars, refrigerated cargo ships, reefers as well as … Continued