Cold chain is a system of storing and transporting susceptible goods (pharmaceuticals, produce) at a recommended temperature range from the point of origin (lab, manufacturing plant, farm) to point of use (pharmacy, patient, restaurant, etc.).
Refrigerator trucks and temperature-controlled storage facilities are common sites around world, and most people assume that cold chains — moving products that require cold storage between manufacturers, suppliers, distribution centers, retailers (restaurants, grocery stores), and, ultimately, the customer — ensure everything works as planned.
Cold chains, however, are susceptible to mechanical breakdowns, traffic delays, theft, human error, and numerous other factors. With IoT, issues can be handled in real time, with an entire infrastructure reacting as a single unit.
Cold chain usage still is a rapidly growing sector, especially now that we can monitor down to a single, specific degree reading. So, for example, with cold chain data logging, it would be easy to follow temperature-susceptible pharmaceuticals throughout the distribution cycle. Or follow farm fresh foods from field to store while minimizing cargo loss due to spoilage.
Join Aeris for this deep-dive webinar that will outline the ways companies can benefit from deploying a cellular management infrastructure, including:
- Dedicated end-to-end connections— See how one platform running on a centralized management architecture can make a tremendous difference. Learn how our customers, using IoT connectivity and cloud-based analytics, offer real-time temperature loggers, which can be monitored anytime, anywhere. This highly reliable connectivity allows cargo owners to monitor high-value shipments throughout the entire supply chain.
- Ease of use and zero learning curves – There are so many components to a cold chain supply system that in-depth training and similar efforts aren’t practical to the average business. That means smart devices and their networks must be up and running out of the box.
- Future proofing network infrastructure — IoT / M2M technologies are changing constantly, and device software can become obsolete without updates. That’s why a network infrastructure must take into account increasing data loads, new device types added, and constant updates.
- Pay as you go pricing — The dynamic nature of smart devices and their applications require flexible pricing structures. Tradition “one size fits all” pricing models would make IoT / M2M systems cost prohibitive.
Learn how investments in cold chain management can allow your company to provide consistent and safe controls of temperature-sensitive goods throughout the supply chain.
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