SOLUTIONS TO COLD CHAINS
Entering into the temperature-controlled supply chain involves a chain of custody between trucks, sheds and other responsible parties. Therefore, the business case is to ensure a trusted temperature environment. This would require a thermal map of all the cold spaces or cubes in the chain and in transit on trucks – thermal maps provide the diagnostic tool to assess their efficacy.
When entering into contractual agreements with customers, the performance of those facilities is an unknown and would require an assessment / thermal map.
Thermal and humidity mapping is a diagnostic tool that enables a three-dimensional assessment of a temperature-controlled cube to evaluate its performance. This assessment helps to calculate the risk to:
- the food products in storage;
- the investment prior to purchase, installation or the formulation of contractual obligations.
Creating thermal maps of the supply chain is a diagnostic tool to provide insight into shortcomings in infrastructure, the capacity of refrigeration, the integrity of the insulation (e.g. door seals, doors opening and closing) and the impact of inbound and outbound processes.