The cold chain industry is always looking for methods to improve efficiency, quality, and service. Here’s a sneak peak at where the industry is headed and what advancements are to come in 2018.
New Cold Chain Trends
Digital technologies such as blockchain, IoT, machine learning, and autonomous mobile robots will continue to advance in the cold chain industry. Cloud and blockchain technologies will rise in importance in cold chain management and verification of temperature monitoring. Because the blockchain is immutable, the Food and Drug Administration and other regulators will continue to show interest.
Greater Transparency and Traceability
Emerging technologies go hand-in-hand with transparency and traceability. New technologies provide the shipper, carrier, and receiver a view of every transaction of the shipment, from start to finish. More and more countries around the world are increasingly focusing on legislative and regulatory frameworks that enable companies to trace their cold chain with greater transparency.
Rising Demand for Data-Driven Logistics
Data will remain a fundamental component of logistics operations in the cold chain. Companies will begin using geography-specific data to anticipate demand of certain products in a region. This will maximize efficiency and drive profitability for the cold chain industry.
As technologies and effective processes become more mainstream, companies are beginning to understand the environmental impact, cost savings, and long-term gains of sustainable cold chains. Not only are companies protecting temperature sensitive goods by incorporating improved insulation and real-time temperature monitoring to their trucks, they’re also realizing the benefits of sustainable packaging and recycling. Cargo Data promotes sustainability and recycling by offering a rebate program for receivers who return 10 or more used recorders per shipment. Simply collect your used Cargo Data recorders and return them to us using prepaid mailing labels.
Contact Cargo Data Corp Today
Cold supply chains are constantly evolving due to technological advancements and changes in consumer preference. If your cold chain needs help keeping up with these trends, contact Cargo Data Corp today at 800-338-8134.