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End-to-end visibility of supply chain key to commercial survival

  • October 02, 2019
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Logistics experts must embrace the Internet of Things to keep pace with customer expectations As e-commerce sales continue to grow, so does customer expectation – customers demand their delivery on time, every time and feel the need to track where the delivery is at any given minute.  Carriers, seeking end-to-end visibility need to adopt new …

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How to Help Prevent Pharmaceutical Degradation With Technology

  • August 06, 2019
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
Cold Chain Monitoring for Pharma

There is an increasing need for global medicinal shipments ranging from disaster relief supplies to experimental, personalized treatments. Companies want to ensure their product remains viable, as well as safe, when it reaches consumers. However, governments and organizations add another layer of complexity because they want to guarantee the same things but through regulation. International …

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A New Technology Solution for Monitoring Your Cold Chain

  • June 04, 2019
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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With a growing global market that includes a strong demand for fresh food, supply chain’s cold side has never been more important. Companies want to ensure their product is fresh, as well as safe, when it reaches consumers. However, governments and organizations add another layer of complexity because they want to guarantee the same things …

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What Is the Electronic Records & Signatures Regulation?

  • March 25, 2019
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Supply chains fall under a number of laws and industry standards. One of them is the Electronic Records and Signatures Regulation (ERESR), also known as FDA 21 CFR Part 11. This law has been around for over 20 years yet is still often misunderstood. Complying with ERESR can seem like a lot of hassle with …

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Improving the Visibility of Pets in Flight

  • February 04, 2019
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The way that airlines transport live animals has not changed much since the early days of commercial air travel in the first half of the 20th century. However, the number of animals transported has grown tremendously. The Department of Transportation notes, “Over two million pets and other live animals are transported by air every year …

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How Technology Helps You Comply With FSMA Regulations

  • December 12, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
IoT Technology and FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduced a raft of complex requirements to “focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting…” states the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The regulations not only encompass food transport, but how it is grown, harvested and processed. The law is intended to reduce …

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Did You Know These Five Facts About Holiday Supply Chains?

  • November 15, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: < 1
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It seems like it was just last year that Amazon shipped one billion holiday gifts. Actually, it was 2016! Amazon’s number funnels into what the three top carriers did. During the 2017 holiday season, FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service delivered a combined two billion packages. In 2018, Digital Commerce 360 forecasts holiday retail …

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High Tech Security for Supply Chains

  • October 11, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Protecting Shipments In Transit

As manufacturers and consumer goods providers deal with the explosive growth of e-commerce and the global economy, shipment monitoring for quality and security is more important than ever before. Expensive electronics, raw materials like copper, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, perishable foods and high-value consumer goods transported around the globe are susceptible to a variety of shipping …

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Protect Your Shipments: 5 Stats to Watch

  • July 19, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Real-time visibility into your supply chain is critical for effective logistics management—but without taking time to analyze this data, you might still be leaving yourself open to problems. Here are five important factors to monitor when your cargo is in transit. Real-Time Location The ability to track the location of containers or individual shipments—down to …

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Emerging Technology for Cold Chain Regulatory Challenges

  • June 13, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Emerging Technology for Cold Chains

Cool and cold chain management have their own layer of complexity on top of regular logistics. One focus area is quality management, which seeks to monitor and reduce freight spoilage during transit. There are also more regulations and good practices due to food safety and life sciences integrity concerns. Even indirect rules from other government …

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