Have you been blindsided? |
Have you been blindsided by your load of perishables that was rejected at its final destination because of temperature violation or a broken security seal? Whether you are the shipper, carrier, 3 PL, customer or a combination of the above, it now becomes panic time. There is an extreme urgency initiated to replace the condemned trailer of product while the forensic ritual commences as to what went wrong. Fiscal margin just went out the window for all involved, including the end use customer who will most likely have a void in their inventory. Everyone loses.
What is the answer to knowing how your refrigerated product is being managed in transit? One attempt to address the unknown is the use of data recorders or better known as data loggers. They dutifully collect and record ambient or product temperatures for examination after the transportation vehicle arrives at the receiving dock. However, at this juncture in time, the game is over. You have either won with a shipment meeting your cold chain requirements, or you have lost by the necessity of rejecting the load per the damaging temperature data you have now abstracted from the logger. In essence, the data logger is like reviewing the game film after a loss in order to find out what went wrong.
Unfortunately, this will not prevent you from sustaining a future hit. And what about the door security seal? Was it really intact upon arrival? Can you validate that the doors on the shipping unit were not opened without authorization?
Perhaps another solution to protecting 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 very impractical. However, wireless technology containing strategic feature sets which communicate and manage real-time operating conditions can become that dedicated resource in transit. The ability to monitor product temperatures, manage refrigeration unit performance or receive door security alerts real-time are all part of a suite of functions that Cooltrax provides as your primary front line of protection eliminating unsuspecting hits.
In the community of perishable goods operators, successful companies employ tools and talent that generate a competitive edge by eliminating surprises and by pro-actively managing their business. Cooltrax’s unique technology and cold chain expertise creates a tipping point advantage for operators by provisioning them with a real-time view of product and assets in transit with a means to react immediately. Let Cooltrax watch your back so that you no longer get blindsided.
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