These days, we’re all familiar with the importance of vaccines. You can read about the success rates of different vaccines and get a certain peace-of-mind. However, as the vaccines move down the supply chain from the production or primary storage facility, the vaccines can lose some of their potency—largely due to temperature abuses the vaccines experience. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a “Temperature monitoring study: a fully documented process to detect weaknesses in the supply chain” showing why effective temperature monitoring is critical.
A new queuing system has been developed and implemented to help alleviate port congestion and pollution at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. As of November 16, the system now requires cargo vessels that arrive early at the LA and Long Beach ports to wait 150 miles offshore. Previously the ships were able to stay within a small 40-mile perimeter off the ports. The new system has been developed by the Pacific Maritime Association, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and the Marine Exchange of Southern California as well as shipping companies and was signed off on by the twin ports. The new queuing process will not apply to vessels currently in the arrival queue.
With widespread supply chain congestion, trucking shortages, and other delays, it’s more important than ever to know where your shipment is and if it has suffered any temperature abuse. That’s where real-time data loggers can help you. With these real-time loggers, you will know the temperature, humidity and location of your products in real-time. You will be able to track truck delivery routes and get automated alerts when temperature excursions occur.
DeltaTrak will be exhibiting at the NGA Show 2021 in Booth #1041 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, September 19th-21st.
If you’d like to automate HACCP compliance and eliminate manual logging, be sure to stop by the DeltaTrak booth and get a demo of the new FlashCheck CMS (Compliance Management System).
During shipments, data loggers are perhaps most commonly used to monitor temperature. Having a record of when and where temperature abuse occurs can help you to resolve any shipment problems quickly and get paid faster.
But, what about other environmental factors such as humidity, light, and even shock? Measuring the humidity of a shipment is often critical—particularly when shipping certain types of produce, pharmaceuticals, and even desiccants—the very materials that help to protect products from water damage.
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