Smart devices are taking over, and making every aspect of our lives easier. When you first think of wireless temperature monitoring, a futuristic “smart home” might come to mind, complete with a thermometer that lets you check your house data from remote locations. However, this same kind of wireless technology can also be applied to your cold chain. It’s convenient, it’s reliable, and it helps keep the food you’re shipping safe. Here’s six reasons why wireless temperature monitoring can prove to be a huge advantage for your company.
- Cost Savings
Many digital temperature recorders now come at affordable prices, like our Lightning NFC system. In addition, they’ll also save you on labor costs—recording temperatures manually can take up hours of data entry.
- More accurate reports
Not only is manual recording a hassle, it’s also not as accurate. When a human records temperatures for you, they’re more likely to make mistakes. If you use a wireless system instead, then the temperature on the thermometer goes directly to your records, so you can stop worrying about typos or pencil smudges.
- Easier FSMA compliance
One of the new rules for FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) compliance is that shippers need to be able to show, upon request, proof that perishable food was transported at safe temperatures. With the right wireless temperature system, you can upload all key temperature data points to the cloud, where they can be accessed again whenever you need them.
- A better way to settle disputes
In addition to helping you stay compliant with the FSMA, wireless temperature monitoring can help you settle disputes. If there’s ever incident where the supplier and carrier are not sure who to hold responsible for unsafe food, then having an easily accessible, highly accurate record available is a big advantage.
- Reduced “food shrink”
The International Trade Administration estimates that more the $750B of food each year is thrown away. A large chunk of that number is due to food inventory “shrink”, much of the damage resulting from temperature abuse during transportation and handling. However, the right cold chain logistics, including temperature monitoring, could significantly reduce this number. Using the most up-to-date technology means more produce, meat, and other key items arrive to their final destination without being rendered inedible.
If you’d like to know more about wireless temperature monitoring, or need help picking a kind of system to use, give us a call. We offer free consultations, and can be reached at (800) 338-8134.