New Method To Monitor Items In Cold Chain

Nov. 20, 2006
Could result in major savings.

The RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas in conjunction with Deloitte Consulting, LLP announced a method to both monitor and control perishable goods using RFID according to report on

"This project showed that wireless and sensory technologies are a reliable, cost-effective way to investigate temperature and other conditions within a supposedly environmentally controlled trailer," said Bill Hardgrave, director of the university's RFID Research Center. "The preliminary data from the experiment are already beginning to provide insight into a 'real world' environment that until now had been prohibitively expensive to track."

Chiquita Brands International was used for the research by providing refrigerated trucks and perishable products from its supply chain.

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