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DHL, in partnership with Microlise and AeroScout, has developed a system for the pharmaceutical industry which enables real-time monitoring of product shipment temperatures throughout an extended supply chain using RFID sensors.
Complete visibility of the location and temperature of the pharmaceutical shipments throughout the supply chain is possible through a web browser linked to the Microlise Transport Management Centre (TMC) software. The TMC enables real time tracking of the vehicle position along with the temperature indication from the Wi-Fi-based AeroScout Active RFID tags which are used to monitor the shipments.
The system has been installed inside trailers from Mueller Transporte, a Vienna-based company that specializes in temperature-controlled transportation and is used to transport bioscience products. The first lane to test the system is from Belgium to DHL's warehouse in Sweden.
Source: MoreRFID, http://www.morerfid.com
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