Although most people do not think about it, temperature-sensitive goods embark on a long journey well before they are enjoyed by consumers. This journey involves actively and diligently monitoring the temperature of the goods using accurate, innovative sensors at all phases of their lifecycle to ensure freshness, safety, and quality.
- Harvesting–After the food products are harvested or collected from their initial starting point, their temperature is monitored as they travel to their second destination for packaging and processing.
- Processing—After arriving at the processing center, temperature-sensitive food products are monitored in a cold environment as they are packaged and loaded into another vehicle for transport.
- Distribution—When temperature-sensitive goods arrive at the distribution center, they are unloaded and stored in appropriately-monitored cold areas to prevent damage and loss. When an order comes into the distribution center, the goods are again loaded onto a temperature-controlled vehicle to travel to their next destination.
- Unloading—Temperature-sensitive goods are monitored heavily as they travel to the convenience store, restaurant, or grocery store where they will be put on display. Once there, the goods will be continually monitored for proper temperatures to ensure they remain fresh and safe until used or sold.
- Consumption—This is the final step in the lifecycle of temperature-sensitive goods. Temperature monitoring stops at this point when the goods are either purchased or consumed.