Unregulated shipping temperatures is a real threat to the food and medical industries whose products’ effectiveness and freshness rely on proper storage. According to an article by CSIRO: "Every minute that food or perishable items spends in warm temperatures will reduce its storage life."
Electronic temperature monitoring finds faults in the supply chain, helping shippers make the chain more efficient and prevent ineffective and spoiled product. Here are three ways electronic temperature monitoring makes your supply chain more efficient and helps you minimize lost product.
- Determine Responsibility within the Supply Chain
With an electronic temperature monitoring device (like a data logger or indicator) you can dictate at which point in the supply chain a temperature breach occurred. This will help to identify temperature gaps within your supply chain. An effective data logger will give complete visibility into your supply chain, allowing you to see when, where, and how long your product was outside its acceptable temperature range. This data can be accessed anywhere, anytime – on a computer or smartphone. Once you know where in your supply chain temperatures are getting out of hand you can take action to minimize risk and protect your product and consumers.
- Brand and customer protection
The relationship between your company and your customer is paramount to continued success. Your customer has to trust your products will arrive with the same effectiveness and freshness you promised. If there are temperature breaches during shipping your customer and your brand may be at risk. With temperature monitoring you can be sure you are delivering exactly what you promised and protect your customer from using bad medication, an ineffective medical device or unsafe food products, as well as protect your brand’s integrity.
- Digital Data
Not only can you monitor temperatures in your supply chain, an electronic temperature monitoring device can export and post data to a secure location in the cloud. At this point, your team can review and analyze the data and any charts and reports to find temperature breach patterns and locations, and strategize on reducing the risk of ineffective or contaminated product. This data is available 24/7 allowing you to monitor and communicate issues instantly.
With the right temperature monitoring tools you can ensure your products are shipped safely in ideal temperatures and arrive unscathed and ready to use. If there are problems along the way these tools will pinpoint where in your supply chain they happened allowing your team to brainstorm solutions. 24/7 data monitoring allows your team to respond in a moment’s notice to protect both the customer and your brand.
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