Cold chain visibility is the ability to track a shipment from the manufacturer to its final destination. Enhancing visibility will improve the availability of data to both stakeholders and customers, which will strengthen and improve your cold chain. A solid visibility plan should be built around demand, resources, and efficiency. Here are four steps to improve visibility across cold chain.
1. Define goals
Any organization, regardless of its industry, should have clearly defined goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics for each role. This will reduce waste, drive down costs, and achieve efficiencies, which ultimately improves speed and visibility.
3. Measure results
After your team sets goals and objectives, make sure you’re continuously improving by measuring your key performance indicators.
3. Invest in technology
To keep up with the cold chain industry, you need a sophisticated system in places that supports data management and temperature monitoring. To reduce wasted time and increase visibility across your cold chain, automate as many work processes as possible.
At Cargo Data, our Lightning Real Time single-use temperature recorders provide online access to current temperature, location, and light events while perishable shipments are in-transit. Their “set it and forget it” level of automation provides all the documentation required for compliance with the FSMA Final Rule for Sanitary Transportation of human and animal food products.
4. Build relationships
Strive to build relationships with vendors and customers whose involvement affects your bottom line. When they call to ask you about the status or location of their product, you can advise them that shipments monitored by Lightning Real Time instruments can be viewed in real time by using the UpLink portal on the Cargo Data Corporation homepage.
Get Started with Cargo Data’s Products and Services
If you’re ready to implement a simple, yet highly effective and efficient FSMA-compliant temperature monitoring system to improve speed and visibility of your cold chain, give us a call. We offer free consultations and can be reached at (800) 338-813. Remember – monitoring temperature during the transportation of many perishable items is not only recommended, it’s required.