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

What is Cold Chain Management?

The term cold chain or cool chain denotes the series of actions and equipment applied to maintain a product within a specified low-temperature range from harvest/production to consumption. A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain. An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of refrigerated production, storage and distribution activities, along with associated equipment … Continued

Time-Temperature Management in Food Cold Chain

The cold chain is responsible for the preservation and transportation of perishable foods in the proper temperature range to slow biological decay processes and deliver safe and high‐quality foods to consumers. Studies show that the efficiency of the cold chain is often less than ideal, as temperature abuses above or below the optimal product‐specific temperature … Continued

Transparency and Traceability in the Supply Chain

During discussions on supply chain management it is common to see the words ‘transparency’ and ‘traceability’ used as interchangeable terms. In fact, they define very different concepts. Transparency Transparency refers to the capture and transference of ‘high-level’ information along the supply chain. The captured data is specific and accurate, relating to a product’s components, the … Continued

Managing the cold storage supply chain

Moving temperature-sensitive products through the supply chain presents a variety of challenges for food companies—from storage and transportation to selecting carriers and monitoring loads. Small variances can produce big headaches. A temperature difference of a few degrees during transportation, a slightly longer stay on a loading dock, or a faulty refrigeration unit can turn a … Continued

Understanding the Cold Chain Process

So what is the cold chain logistics? Cold chain logistics, also commonly referred to as cool chain logistics or chill chain logistics, is a temperature controlled supply chain. In short, it’s a transportation chain that maintains freight at an agreed upon temperature throughout the logistics process. Understanding the cold chain process is half the battle … Continued

Temperature Controlled Transportation

One of the biggest risks to foods in transit relates to the transport of foods that require temperature controls to limit pathogenic microorganism growth or toxin formation. In the regulation, FDA has clarified that the shipper is the one with the knowledge and responsibility to establish all preventive controls, including the temperature controls required during … Continued

Loading and Unloading

Loading and unloading can be the most critical and complex point in a temperature controlled supply chain. Transferring product from one location to another adds factors to the process that are often unmonitored. Fortunately technology is rapidly improving in this critical space. In addition to maintaining the temperature of the truck, warehouse, and product, shippers … Continued

continuous temperature monitoring

With PIMM™ CTM, DC Managers can focus on improving their transport deliveries temperature quality instead of spending countless hours manually inputting route data How It Works: Route Plan Integration / Dynamic Routing: PIMM™ can integrate to any route planning system, ranging from the simplest route plans created on Microsoft Excel to high level route feed … Continued