Transportation is essential for the supply of goods and services across the country. It’s estimated that the transport and logistics industry has an annual revenue of over $100 billion.
That fact isn’t surprising. Virtually everything you purchase will have been shipped from somewhere to you. Of course, many of the items that are shipped are fresh and need to be kept as fresh as possible. Items such as fresh meat, flowers, and even electronic gadgets, all need to be kept at a specific temperature.
This ensures they get to you in perfect condition. It’s also an effective way of ensuring food products remain safe to eat.
You only need to think about the various items you purchase every week and you’ll instantly realize that many of these products are chilled or frozen. The temperature of these products has to be maintained from the point of origin until you choose it in-store.
Understanding The Temperature Monitoring System
A temperature monitoring system has a thermometer built into it. This keeps track of the temperature. The system can be used to monitor individual items or an entire container, such as the back of a truck.
Of course, a thermometer could do this job. However, the key to a good monitoring system is that it tracks and records the changes. Because the monitoring system could be mobile, most operate as wireless temperature monitoring.
In effect, they monitor the temperature and create a warning to alert you to the issue.
For example, truck drivers will hear an alarm to say that the temperature in their rig is rising. In other situations, the monitoring system is on an individual package and creates a warning for the recipient.
The more advanced systems will connect wirelessly to the system at your workplace or home, alerting you to the issue and allowing you to take steps to remedy the issue.
The Importance Of Temperature Monitoring
Trucks can travel hundreds of miles with fresh or electronic products inside them. The driver doesn’t check the load unless there is an issue. Without temperature monitoring, the driver would be unaware that the load temperature isn’t being maintained.
This would prevent any remedial action from being taken, effectively ruining the products on the truck.
At the least, this would mean the business supplying the products would be unable to sell the products and would lose a significant portion of revenue.
Equally, the transport company could be held liable, causing the commencement of a long and costly lawsuit.
In addition, if shipping food products, the inability to maintain temperature means that the products are more likely to contain harmful bacteria. This could cause customers to become ill.
Monitoring the temperature allows you to ensure products are kept properly. Using a wireless temperature monitoring system means you have the power to react in real–time. This can save you the loss of revenue associated with goods that cannot be sold.
Perhaps most importantly, a good monitoring system will help to protect your company‘s reputation. It can take years to build a good reputation and minutes to destroy it. Monitoring the temperature of your goods means ensuring the customers always get the best quality. That’s the most effective way of improving and maintaining your reputation.
In short, if you’re serious about offering the best quality product, you need to know they’ve been looked after from the moment they are created until they’re delivered to your customer. That means monitoring the environment they are traveling in.
If you haven’t invested in wireless temperature monitoring systems, it’s time you did.