Carefully Moving the Cold Chain: Best Practices With Managing Refrigerated Cargo

Refrigerated and temperature-controlled cargo is becoming more popular as more commodities require specific climate conditions for transport. More and more...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 20, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

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Monitoring Perishables and Medications During a Power Outage

California has experienced unusual weather throughout its 169 year history, but more recently the most populous U.S. state has seen widespread droughts and severe wind. This has caused utility companies to take proactive measures to prevent wildfires - another issue this state is no stranger to. Drought and wind contribute to starting wildfires, leading to the difficult decision of cutting off power for customers.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 18, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, Connected Facility, Supply Chain

The Pharmaceutical Cold Chain: A Lifeline

How do you get insulin to remote countries like Eritrea, Tajikistan, and Pakistan? Or how about delivering life-saving blood-clotting hemophilia treatments to places to the barrios of Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and Jamaica? Or cancer-fighting drugs to places like Malawi, Belarus, and Syria?

Written by Garret Weigel | February 12, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

Field to Market: Grape Logistics

Delano, California is grape country. The northern California town is located about 30 miles from Bakersfield, and is the home of grape growers. It's also the site of the 1965 Delano grape strike led by then activist Cesar Chavez of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA). At the time he led the workers seeking improvements in farm workers wages and working conditions.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 6, 2020 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

Built to Travel: The Remarkable Capability of Road Trains

A road train, sometimes called a land train, is a configuration of truck and trailers that is able to carry large loads of cargo across challenging terrains. They are used in rural and sometimes remote areas in Australia, the United States, and Europe. Road trains are designed to move freight, and usually consist of a prime mover that pulls two or more trailers or semi-trailers.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 4, 2020 | Supply Chain

Monitoring the Temperature of Complex Systems… and Sandwiches

In a simple cooler or freezer, a single sensor will suffice. Air comes off the cooling unit, is pushed through an in-take vent into the body of the cooler/freezer, and then pulled out of the compartment through an out-take vent. As long as the cool air is flowing through the unit, the sensor will accurately convey the temperature for that unit.

Written by Genevieve Shattow | January 29, 2020 | Food Safety

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