The Benefits of a Cloud-Based, Real-Time, M2M-Enabled Cold Chain.
Technology and globalization have improved cooperation and cohesion of the global community, making the relative distance between regions smaller while the physical distances remain a challenge. For the transportation sector, reliable worldwide distribution of goods has never been more essential. Products have grown more sophisticated and governmental regulations more complex, and at the same time, products are being shipped across greater distances than ever before.
Pharmaceutical products, food, chemical products and electronics are just a few examples of goods that can be impacted throughout the supply chain by environmental factors such as temperature, humidity and light as well as shock, vibration and pressure. To ensure that cargo does not become damaged or compromised throughout the distribution journey, businesses are increasingly relying on sophisticated cold chain monitoring technology to help manage delivery of the highest quality goods.
This white paper describes cold chain logistics and examines the challenges encountered by globalization and a highly complex regulatory environment. It surveys existing solutions in the pharmaceuticals industry as well as innovative, scalable solutions enabled by a cloud-based service enablement platform.