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A Solution for Reducing Perishables Shipments Loss

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"A Solution for Reducing Perishables Shipments Loss"

This playbook explores how grocery retailers and logistics providers protect inbound shipments with real-time trackers and a cloud-based visibility platform.

The United Nations World Food Program USA reports that mishaps and mishandling as food moves through the supply chain lead to a staggering $1 trillion worth of food waste annually.

What can grocery retailers do to help streamline inbound perishable shipments and reduce produce loss?

One solution is moving from passive to real-time shipment tracking. While many grocery retailers still use passive data loggers, the technology often offers insufficient visibility, especially as supply chain complexity and consumer expectations for product availability continue to rise. It requires after-the-fact-data collection, which means that the damage is already done by the time retailers find out about it. 

In contrast, a real-time monitoring solution can track the shipment’s location and identify variations in temperature, humidity, light and shock while the shipment is in transit so the retailer can intervene before it’s too late if and when an incident is identified.

This playbook outlines how to select the right real-time tracking solution and provides strategies to implement this time- and money-saving technology in your supply chain. It covers:

  • Features to consider when converting from passive data loggers to real-time tracking.
  • Step-by-step implementation strategies.
  • Real cost impacts of perishables loss vs. investment in tech.

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