Mea­sur­ing suc­cess in lo­gis­tics via tech

The In­dian lo­gis­tics in­dus­try is rapidly evolv­ing with the mea­sure­ment tech­nol­ogy and its ap­pli­ca­tions. Kal­i­das Bhangare, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Testo In­dia, talks about the emerg­ing need for tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions, and his vi­sion for the in­dus­try.

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What uses can mea­sur­ing and test­ing in­stru­ments have in the lo­gis­tics and ware­hous­ing in­dus­try?

From the time a prod­uct is kept in the ware­house, spo­li­a­tion risk ex­ists in ev­ery phase till the sup­plier re­ceives the goods. Th­ese in­stru­ments can im­pact the lo­gis­tics and ware­hous­ing in­dus­try to a great ex­tent. Tem­per­a­ture mon­i­tor­ing and qual­ity data doc­u­men­ta­tion in the trans­port of sen­si­tive goods such as foods or phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals is ex­tremely crit­i­cal. Th­ese sen­si­tive goods have cer­tain re­frig­er­a­tion re­quire­ments in trans­port, and the cold chain be­tween the man­u­fac­turer and the fi­nal con­sumer may un­der no cir­cum­stances be in­ter­rupted.

Here at Testo we have come up with Data Log­gers for trans­port which pro­vide easy op­er­a­tions

with pre-con­fig­u­ra­tion and easy PDF read­outs. The log­gers travel on your be­half in freight and load­ing rooms, mon­i­tor­ing tem­per­a­tures dur­ing the trans­port of sen­si­tive goods on rail, in the air or on the road.

When it comes to the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try, there is a risk of se­ri­ous dam­age to the health of the con­sumer or pa­tient. Dry ice ap­pli­ca­tion is used for trans­port­ing plasma, or­gans, virus, sci­en­tific ma­te­rial, etc. It sub­li­mates at -78.48 °C and is made for th­ese ex­tremely cold con­di­tions mon­i­tor­ing.

Very of­ten, the lo­gis­tic com­pa­nies have prod­ucts that are sen­si­tive to shocks. The Testo 184 G1 Data Log­ger is for mea­sur­ing ac­cel­er­a­tion or shocks dur­ing the trans­port of valu­able art, sen­si­tive ma­chin­ery or elec­tron­ics.

Con­stant doc­u­men­ta­tion dur­ing pro­duc­tion, stor­age and trans­porta­tion of tem­per­a­ture-sen­si­tive prod­ucts has long been con­sid­ered an ab­so­lute ‘must’. Testo Saveris au­to­mates the cen­tral doc­u­men­ta­tion of mea­sure­ment data as well as the safe mon­i­tor­ing of re­frig­er­ated and deep­freeze rooms, in­cu­ba­tors and cli­mate cab­i­nets. What real-world re­sults would th­ese new tech­nolo­gies trans­late to the in­dus­try?

The cold chain be­tween the man­u­fac­turer and the fi­nal con­sumer shouldn’t be in­ter­rupted. Th­ese new tech­nolo­gies ac­tu­ally help in avoid­ing qual­ity deficits, fi­nan­cial losses or even dam­age to the con­sumers’ health. Be­cause of the crit­i­cal na­ture of the prod­ucts, there are some im­por­tant stan­dards in place for trans­porta­tion of pharma and food prod­ucts.

Thanks to glob­al­i­sa­tion, cold chain prod­ucts are shipped through­out the world to­day. In the dis­tri­bu­tion of th­ese prod­ucts, use & throw log­gers would make more sense. How evolved is the In­dian lo­gis­tics mar­ket to­ward such state-ofthe-art tech­nolo­gies?

Mea­sure­ment tech­nol­ogy for lo­gis­tics in­dus­try is rapidly evolv­ing with its ap­pli­ca­tions. We an­tic­i­pate that the In­dian lo­gis­tics in­dus­try will wel­come and adapt to the new tech­nol­ogy with open arms. What dif­fer­ent trends do you wit­ness in In­dian lo­gis­tics mar­ket?

Glob­al­i­sa­tion has led to an in­crease in de­mand for im­port and ex­port of frozen foods, pharma and hu­man or­gans, to name a few.

In or­der to ver­ify the qual­ity and safety of ex­ported prod­ucts, pharma and food ex­porters need to use tem­per­a­ture-mon­i­tor­ing solu- tions through­out the cold chain trans­porta­tion.

The cur­rent trend that I see in the cold chain lo­gis­tics to­day is switch­ing to the use of sin­gle-use data log­gers or the use & throws log­gers. We can place log­gers inside boxes of frozen food & pharma prod­ucts which are placed in the con­tainer to mon­i­tor the tem­per­a­ture dur­ing ship­ment and make sure that the re­quired tem­per­a­ture has been main­tained.

Kal­i­das Bhangare

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Testo In­dia

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