How Is RFID Being Used in the Cold Chain?

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Ask The ExpertsHow Is RFID Being Used in the Cold Chain?
RFID Journal Staff asked 14 years ago

What are some successful examples of radio frequency identification being employed in a temperature-controlled supply chain?



Dear Ashish:

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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