According to 2021 figures from the International Institute of Refrigeration, the lack of proper refrigeration is directly responsible for the loss of 526 million tons of food production. That’s enough to feed an estimated 1 billion people in a world where 811 million people are hungry and 3 billion people cannot afford a nutritious diet.
Food loss and waste occur for a variety of reasons. For example, perishable products are often exposed to fluctuating temperatures during transport and handling, leading to food spoilage and waste. To overcome this issue, there is an increasing demand for refrigerated storage and transportation services across the globe. According to a 2021 report by the United Nations Environment Programme, an estimated 17 percent of all food produced for human consumption is wasted, costing the world economy $936 billion annually.
According to 2021 data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), India is one of the largest food producers in the world, producing large quantities of food to meet its food needs. But the food distribution system is imperfect due to fragmented supply chains, unorganized storage and inefficient transportation. Over $14 billion in crops are wasted each year due to cold chain inefficiencies and logistical chaos.
The biggest challenge in cold chain transportation is to ensure that perishable goods maintain product integrity during transportation. Constant temperature monitoring during storage and transport is essential to prevent product degradation and spoilage.
During transport, a failure (or involuntary loss of power) of refrigeration equipment can compromise the cold chain within hours. Drivers may also voluntarily turn off refrigeration to save fuel. The driver left the car door open for too long during the delivery. Or make it mandatory according to local legislation to reduce waste time. These will bring losses to cold chain food.
The cold chain can also be compromised in several ways during the loading, unloading or storage of products. For example, product may remain on the loading dock for extended periods of time, or refrigeration units may be shut down during transshipment. Some warehouses may have poor temperature maintenance and control, while others may lack temperature storage facilities, resulting in all goods being stored at the same temperature.
These will shorten the shelf life of the product, and even lead to product deterioration and loss of market value.
To solve this challenge, the following needs to be done:
- Check packaging during arrival, transport and delivery;
- Appropriate pre-cooling stock;
- Keep cold storage temperature;
- transport the product at the proper temperature (maintain the temperature at the time of loading);
- Temperature monitoring during transport;
- Make sure the recipient keeps the cargo at an optimal temperature;
To ensure that food remains in top condition and of high quality, supply chain companies must remain vigilant and resolve any issues as quickly as possible. Cold chain logistics connects manufacturing facilities to markets.
Fortunately, Jimi IoT can meet these challenges and deliver the desired results. We choose Jimi IoT LL302 4G LTE Cat 1 asset GNSS tracker. This tracker has some key functions such as GPS & BDS & LBS positioning, tamper alert, door status detection, temperature/humidity sensor, strong magnetic base.
LL302 is specially designed for vehicle and asset tracking, supports GPS/BDS/LBS positioning, light sensor, and multiple alerts such as abnormal vibration, low battery, etc. This asset tracker is ideal for cold chain logistics, tracking valuable cargo, vehicle rental and fleet management.
How it works
Jimi trackers and dashcams installed in the cabins and cold chambers of the reefer trucks collect critical data in real-time about location, door status, temperature and humidity, drivers and their driving behavior and more, and upload the data using the cellular network to the cloud server.
The cloud server analyzes the data and visualizes them in intuitive graphs and lists on the designated web client or mobile app, so managers can have a clear understanding of the current statuses of their fleets, cargoes, and drivers.
The platform alerts managers or drivers if any exception occurs such as fluctuating temperature or humidity, fatigue or distracted driving, and more so they can act accordingly.
Cold chambers and refrigerated vehicles are monitored 24/7/365 and the auto data logging saves manpower and time and the readings are much more accurate. And the data can be viewed in real-time on any internet-connected device from anywhere.
The platform allows managers to decide which events are important to them and set separate alerts, so they are only notified of matters of the greatest significance and take action at the right moment to reduce spoilage and mitigate losses caused by outdated information.
Real-time location Tracking
With GNSS, WiFi, or cellular networks, managers can always know the whereabouts of their refrigerated fleets This helps reduce inquiries from customers (as you can always show them where cargoes are with screenshots or images)and streamline deliveries
The magnetic-mounted, battery-powered asset trackers are easy to mass adopt. No cables are required. The high-capacity internal batteries can power the device to stay active for several years, making it a long-lifecycle solution.
Why Jimi IoT？
Jimi LL302 Asset Tracker, is a popular and reliable choice for effectively managing assets, goods, and inventory assets. Equipped with GPS & BDS & LBS positioning, a strong magnetic base, LTE and GSM network, tamper alarm, this GPS device can meet the challenges of tracking and monitoring valuable and important items.
Jimi has more than 20+ years of experience in the loT/loV industry and a team of experts to assist you in the adoption. We offer ready-to deploy solutions (with IoT SIM cards for worldwide connectivity) as well as OEM, ODM.and OBM services to suit your industry-specific needs.