End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor and the reseller, and even to the end consumer. This lack of visibility and resulting lack of control results in a number of issues, from stock losses to pricing inflation, uncertain availability, and increased … Continued

Cold Chain in Meat and Poultry Transport

Cold chain management in meat supply is of utmost importance for the maintenance of quality and safety of meat/poultry products.Raw meat/meat products are likely to support the growth of pathogenic microorganisms and/or spoilage bacteria, and should be kept at temperatures that do not result in a risk to health. The cold chain should not be … Continued

Real-Time Data in Cold Chain Management

Intelligent assets are helping retailers and suppliers ensure the quality of fresh foods in transit by making it easier to maintain unbroken temperature control. For instance, a growing number of refrigerated cargo containers can be remotely monitored and controlled using IoT devices and cloud-based software applications. Beyond standard refrigeration equipment, smart reefer containers can use … Continued

Farm-to-Fork Traceability

Everyone in the food supply chain should have tools to trace products back to the point of origin. It’s the law, and it’s good for business. The FDA website has a long list of food recalls, most often for salmonella contamination.The recalls, implemented by grocers, food manufacturers, food-service distributors, and others in the food chain, … Continued

How To Reduce Your Cold Chain Risk

Cold chain interruptions are inevitable, despite your most diligent deterrents. Ensuring 100 percent cold chain reliability is possible, but also expensive, while it’s difficult to balance the growing cost of cold chain risk management with the relentless need to reduce costs, supply chain professionals today have an advantage their predecessors didn’t — the Internet of … 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

Reefer Trailer Cold Chain Monitoring

Improper temperature control is a key reason why food and other perishable cargo are wasted in the supply chain. Smart transportation companies understand the value of reliable cold chain monitoring and delivering properly cooled food and pharmaceuticals to customers. Whether you are responsible for a reefer fleet, own refrigerated rail or sea containers, or operate … Continued