On top of all the usual demands of keeping a regular product supply chain moving, streamlined, and consistently delivering, one has to consider extreme environmental and independent power controls. Adding bespoke manufacturing and stopover cold storage to the mix complicates matters further still.
Specialized industries (e.g., pharmaceuticals, dairy, electronics) have their own requirements and sensitivities to consider. And time-sensitive cargo also brings other challenges. If there's an unexpected problem such as a breakdown, missing goods, or a diversion, there needs to be an effective way to resolve or mitigate it - fast.
Optimizing a cold chain to get everything to where it should be, as it should be, within a certain timeframe, can prove even trickier. Luckily, effective refrigerated and frozen transport is far easier to plan, control, and successfully execute than in the recent past.
Why? Digital dashboards. Networked, remote management of rolling cold supply chains from a multi-user cloud server is now a functional reality.
Electronic tracking of sophisticated, mobile sensor equipment has revolutionized the versatility, effectiveness, and accuracy of 'smart' cold chain delivery. Faster, more precise, logged cold delivery helps eliminate accidental loss of cargo, reduces in-journey spoilage by guarding against heat damage, and keeps logistics fully transparent and accountable.
With the demand for in-house and third-party refrigerated transport growing fast due to the 2021 COVID-19 vaccine roll out and the continual rise of doorstep grocery delivery, there's never been a better time to learn more about how it all works. Here's our short guide.