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 ozone generating units, venting valves and other measures to create optimal conditions for perishable products. These acclimatizing systems are linked to sensors and transmitters on the reefer that connect with the online management application, sharing data such as temperature and CO2 readings and much more.

cold chain management
cold chain management

Instantly knowing a container’s current state can avoid problems such as a shipment of lettuce left to wilt in the sun. As the temperature rises, an alert is triggered in the system. The reefer owner can then resolve the matter with a call to the loading dock rather than argue about reimbursement after the fact. Additionally, the container may use automated means to maintain the temperature and atmosphere to strict parameters, sending its location and status to the cloud every few minutes. For those tasked with managing supply and minimizing loss, it’s just one way that greater visibility into the cold chain is driving new efficiencies.

PIMM™ Cold Chain Management (CCM) provides “end to end visibility” for your cold chain. The 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.

PIMM™ Cold Chain Management (CCM) collects and analyzes valuable cold storage information and shares any/all relevant corrective actions with the appropriate supply chain partners. Real-time process management allows for a more effective cold chain process which extends “shelf life”, reduces rejections/returns, improves quality and enhances customer satisfaction at all levels.

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