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July 13, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 166

When your load of perishable goods gets rejected at its final destination because of temperature violation or a broken security seal you now the panic time has begun.All procedures must be initiated to replace the condemned trailer of product while the forensic ritual commences to find what went wrong.Fiscal margin just went out the window for all involved, including the end use customer who will most likely have an empty space in their stock. It's a loss for everyone no matter you are the shipper, carrier, 3 PL, customer or a combination of the above.

How can you be permanently aware of how your refrigerated product is being managed in transit? One attempt to address the unknown is the use of data loggers. They dutifully collect and record ambient or product temperatures for examination, but you can analyze the registered information only after the transportation vehicle arrives at the receiving dock. Well, that's not much of a help if your load is already being rejected due to the temperature violation or security issues. Actually, using a data logger is like reviewing the game film after a loss in order to find out what went wrong. Moreover, this will not prevent you from sustaining a future hit and how can you know f or sure that the doors on the shipping unit were not opened without authorization?

Perhaps another solution to protect your perishable loads from temperature and security violations is to assign dedicated employees to ride along with your shipments validating all is being cared for properly.Sounds great, but obviously this is kind of an inconvenient option. It's quite hard to find well prepared employees that you can trust and above this, let's face it, they represent a long-term extra cost.

Up to this moment it seems that wireless technology containing strategic feature sets which communicate and manage real-time operating conditions can become that dedicated resource in transit. This kind of technology has the ability to monitor product temperatures, manage refrigeration unit performance or receive door security alerts real-time. In other words, this can be your primary front line of protection in managing your perishable loads in transit.

When it comes to perishable goods operators, successful and competitive companies deploy tools and talent that generate a competitive edge by eliminating surprises and by pro-actively managing their business. Unique technology and cold chain expertise creates a truly competitive advantage for operators by provisioning them with a real-time view of product and assets in transit with means to react on the spot. It's time to watch your back so that you no longer put your perishable goods loads through unpleasant situations.

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