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Cold Chains are Hot! Mastering the Challenges of Temperature Product Image

Cold Chains are Hot! Mastering the Challenges of Temperature

  • Published: March 2005
  • Region: Global
  • 35 Pages
  • Chainlink Research

Tsunami, hurricane, landslides -- in responding to the needs of the victims of these natural disasters, the effective delivery of food, pharmaceuticals and life saving products are now in the spotlight. Supply challenges related to transportation,infrastructure and other issues require careful planning and coordination.

WHEN CUSTOMERS LOSE, COMPANIES LOSE
And even in normal circumstances this “extreme” supply chain needs careful attention. Variations in temperature, humidity, altitude – all factors that can transform modern medical miracles into useless materials! Billions of dollars spent in research; manufacturing and FDA approval are at risk as these products move through the global chain of custody from supply to demand. The stakes are high – brand integrity, customer confidence and market share are all at risk in the fragile Cold Chain.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Securing the Cold Chain requires innovation, collaboration and communication, ensuring that each of the critical links in the chain understands product storage and handling requirements. Advanced technologies, to include sensors, RFID, wireless and wired networks READ MORE >

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