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How Is RFID Being Used in the Cold Chain?
What are some successful examples of radio frequency identification being employed in a temperature-controlled supply chain?
Radio frequency identification technology can be utilized to automatically capture temperature data and transmit that information to a host system that then alerts workers when a pallet, case, item, container or other asset is outside of a pre-established temperature range.
Logistics providers DHL and TNT have each set up services for pharmaceutical companies that use RFID to monitor the temperature of drugs traveling through the supply chain. Here are articles we have published about those projects:
• TNT Uses RFID to Track Temperatures of Sensitive Goods
• DHL, AeroScout, Microlise Team to Track Temperature for Pharma Maker
And here are some other articles you might find useful:
• RFID Keeps Cherries Fresh
• Cold-Chain Project Reveals Temperature Inconsistencies
• Unilever Hungary Looks for Weak Links in Ice Cream's Cold Chain
• RFID Shelf-life Monitoring Helps Resolve Disputes
• Sensitech's RFID Cold Chain Solution
—Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
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