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ent further opportunities for optimizing supply chain management.
One of the key opportunities to
gain momentum in recent years
has been the emergence of wireless remote temperature tracking solutions. These remote
solutions are enabling businesses throughout the entire food
and drink supply chain to cost-effectively optimize their
operations — starting directly at the produces’ source, such
as a suppliers’ farm, to the storage in warehouses to the
logistics trucks delivering the produce right to supermarket
Out With the Old
In the past, the focus for companies working along the
supply chain was to log data as quickly as possible, and doing it by ‘best
fit’. This could often lead to inaccuracies in data, meaning that the supply
chain would not be working at its potential capacity.
While logging data as accurately as possible, it is now equally important to have unrestricted insight into the temperature of the produce at
each stage. And more importantly, that information needs to be accessible
remotely so that it can be monitored and managed anytime and anywhere.
Remote data logging is beginning to overcome these challenges.
As companies rely more heavily on IT resources to keep their supply
chain rolling along, the use of advanced remote environmental monitoring
systems is subsequently rising. Most companies have become acutely
aware of the challenges and trade-offs that affect the increasingly complex and competitive supply chains. These concerns will become even
more pronounced as supply chain operations expand to meet today's
retail and manufacturing demands.
While the range of IT-related problems affecting supply chains today
may be vast and daunting, a quality remote data logger can save the day.
With this kind of system in place, professionals can more quickly and
easily learn about potential issues early on and troubleshoot endpoints
from any location. The technical ability to record and manage larger data-bases quickly has now become a new breed of supply chain optimization.
The Benefits of Remote Data Logging
The impact that remote data loggers are making to the ways we run
modern supply chains are changing more rapidly now than ever before,
enabling better cooperation between manufacturers, suppliers and retail-
ers for improved inventory quality management. Some users are tempted
to use very complex bespoke systems, but it is not the only way of doing
it. It is now easier than ever to implement more flexible and ‘user-defined’
Once exclusively comprised of internal systems
and physical checks, supply chain monitoring has
become increasingly sophisticated — utilizing the
proliferation of computer networks and Internet
tools. The adoption of Cloud computing and the
ubiquity of mobile technologies have served to pres-
Optimizing the Food Supply Chain:
Reducing Waste and Saving Costs
Through Remote Data Logging
By Tim Waterman, Technical Director, Corintech