The 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 your own facility are closely monitored for the correct temperature, how do you know that the precise temperature range is in place when you hand your goods over to your carrier?
Keeping in mind that any fluctuation outside of the normal range can be critical, you also have a mandate to abide by laws and regulations that are in place to avoid damage to the product and worse, a recall.
How do I know that my products are being handled at the required temperature range?
The problem is, you don’t. Unless you choose a cold chain logistics provider who knows its business and uses the latest temperature monitoring equipment. This applies to both warehousing and transportation. Programming the cooling system to account for both temperature and humidity levels is paramount during the warehouse stay and subsequent journey. If the ranges fall or rise outside of the customer’s requirements, automatic alerts are sent to an appointed manager. In addition, historical data is available by downloading a minute-by-minute status report from the cooling unit while the product is in the care of the 3PL provider.
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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