These new offerings will allow customers to profitably improve delivered freshness for food, ensure efficacy and quality of pharmaceuticals, and improve asset utilization, says Peter Mehring, president and CEO of Intelleflex.
With the availability of the CMR-6100 and ZEST Data Services, Intelleflex continues to develop new solutions that can help reduce staggering losses in global supply chains estimated to total more than $35bn in perishable foods and $5.4bn in pharmaceuticals annually. These losses occur because supply chains have inherently lacked on-demand access to actionable data that enables real-time decision-making about a product's freshness and quality and documents the freshness and safety of delivered products, Mehring says. This problem is compounded by the nature of data collection for perishables: many points along the supply chain lack network connectivity, and data collected by condition-monitoring readers and tags - while current when it is collected - is not always immediately available for review and analysis to assess and ensure relative remaining shelf life, quality, or efficacy of products at the end of the supply chain. This lack of visibility limits companies to decision-making based on collecting data only at the end points of the supply chain, often only after a product has spoiled. Working with its partners, Intelleflex enables the ability to proactively manage the supply chain, with on-demand data visibility delivered through ZEST Data Services.
"Making actionable data available on-demand throughout the supply chain is critical for improving operations, improving the delivered freshness of food, and protecting the integrity and efficacy of pharmaceuticals," says Mehring.
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