Protecting the Supply Chain from Temperature and Impact Damage

Summary: Packaging is the first line of defense against temperature and impact excursions. Data logging is the second. Monitoring packages’ actual temperatures and handling greatly increases visibility into the supply chain, providing insights into lanes, routes, carriers, and seasonal variations that can help protect future shipments, and excursion alerts that safeguard packages currently in transit.

This white paper discusses:

  • Examples of hidden logistics damage, detected through monitoring
  • The extent of the challenge in the food and wine industries
  • A study of mailbox temperatures
  • Establishing baselines
  • Monitoring variations in routes, carriers, shipping modalities, and seasons
  • Developing written SOPs
  • Cargo monitoring options as a comprehensive approach to mitigation

Who Should Read This:

  • Logistics managers in all industries
  • Purchasing agents and contracting officers
  • Those who write technical requirements for shipping
  • Carriers and their agents
  • 3PLs
  • Cargo Handlers

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