Cold Chain Challenges

The cold chain is a unique supply chain. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates most cold chain products. Temperature-sensitive products (e.g., meat, seafood, frozen foods, vaccines, etc.) must remain within their regulated temperature range throughout the end-to-end cold chain. Any temperature deviation outside the acceptable range breaks the cold chain and poses health and safety risks. With several phases from production to storage to distribution to final customer delivery, maintaining cold chain integrity throughout is essential.

In a cold storage warehouse where temperature zones register 5 degrees C to -30 degrees C, cold chain automation provides immediate advantages.

  • Operational efficiencies: Automation such as automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) can replace labor while maximizing vertical space for increased throughput.

  • Lower operating cost: Remove human errors with ASRS to reduce energy costs and accurately monitor and record temperatures.

  • Increased safety: Rely on automation, not human labor to work in harsh, freezing environments and avoid potential accidents and damage to racking systems.

Get Your Cold Chain Ready with SSI SCHAEFER

As cold storage demand increases, warehouse operators need a partner with the automation and expertise to thrive in a changing marketplace. SSI SCHAEFER is the leading choice for the next phase of your cold chain management strategy. SSI SCHAEFER brings intralogistics automation into the cold. The company’s ASRS solutions ensure product integrity during cold chain fulfillment and distribution processes.

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