ColdChainManagement

Need for Skill development for Logistics

Despite the huge growth potential and its impact on the overall economy of the country, Logistics and supply chain management in India continues to grapple with lack of a skilled workforce. While the sector has undergone a massive transformation in the past decade, the quality of human resource in this labour intensive sector has remained […]

A Brief on Food Safety

According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report of 2013, the global food wastage is estimated at 1.6 billion tons of “Primary” product which is equivalent to edible food wastage of  1.3 billion tons.  In an era where we are still faced with famine in certain countries, population growth, depleting natural resources, and consumer demand for non-preservative and […]

Cold Chain Fever: Corona? Not on My Watch!

Cold Chains are likely to be the most directly impacted, emotionally affected businesses in industry – after all, we move food. Uninformed panic has already reached such proportions that prices of poultry and products have dropped to less than half of their cost, with no takers. Lots of our deliveries are to chain restaurants like […]

Logistics are expected to play a significant role in Indian pharma industry

The opportunities from the logistics perspective are very high as most of the pharmacy retail players are approaching the third party logistics service providers to provide them with effective logistics solutions for the smooth functioning of the back-end operations. Logistics is regarded as a crucial part of the pharmaceutical industry since the activities are highly […]

Incoterms® 2020 4 changes explained

As per January 2020 a new set of Incoterms® will become active. This is a set of trade terms which describe: Obligations: Who does what in f.e. organizing the carriage, insurance of goods, obtaining shipping documents, arranging for export or import licenses; Risk: Where and when the seller delivers the goods, in other words where […]

Important Considerations for Pharma SCM

Indian pharmaceutical industry has grown very well in the last few years and is expected to maintain the growth rate for next upcoming years too. The pharma retail segment is very promising & upcoming segment and since pharma logistics is very important stages of the operations for any pharmaceutical business, pharma companies are ready to […]

HOW COOL IS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN !!

Buying the right product with transporters , airlines and even ocean liners and also using the right product and following with the right product is the key to success for the Indian Pharmaceutical industry and emerge as one of the leading pharmaceutical markets of the world- By Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Musk Freight Services Pvt. Ltd. The […]

High Performance, Energy Efficient Insulated Panels for Cold storages

“Many people don’t know that meat and fish have different freezing requirements to maximize the preservation time. These cold storage units have special meat freezers, chambers for freezing hamburgers and fish sticks, and chilled areas of the facility especially for shell fish.” – Mr. Payounidhi Tamotia, President- Sales and Marketing, Kingspan Jindal Pvt. Ltd. Cold […]

Powering the energy starved first mile cold chain

Proper post-harvest management training combined with infrastructure can boost sectoral growth and drive the economy. With the above solution, the farmers have reliable access to cold storage services in the vicinity of their farm lands, thereby enabling them to securely store their perishable produce without having to worry about power supply, price or climate uncertainties– […]

Scenario in Perishable Logistics/Supply Chain

Besides the range of temperature and humidity levels that your perishable goods may endure, consider the transportation modes you use – truck, ship, rail, or plane. Each mode brings a different set of potential problems- Authored by: Rahul Mehra, CEO, AWL India Pvt. Ltd. on Dec. 19, 2016 Perishables. It’s a word that can make […]

Meat Safety and Cold Chain in India

Meat Safety Meat of a healthy animal is clean and contains very few bacteria. Any invading bacteria will be destroyed by the animal’s immune system. Once the animal is slaughtered these defense mechanisms are destroyed and the meat tissue is subjected to rapid decay. Although unaware of the process, early sausage makers knew that once […]

Modularity is a feature, not the benefit, of a design

Modularity is a feature, not the benefit, of a design.  It is what the power of modularity can provide that are the features that distinguish one set of packaging designs from another- Jerry Ferracamo, Product Development Manager, Inmark LifeScience The concept of modular design is not a new phenomenon.  From examples in nature such as […]

Solar Power- The Future

By Mr. Shehab Ujjainwala, Director, Evesol Did you know that the amount of power generated by the sun in one minute is enough to meet the energy requirements of the planet for an entire year. Imagine the amount of power it generates in just a fraction of time. Solar power is not only reliable but also lasts […]

Guidelines for digitizing your cold chain-

The main cause of food related illness is contaminated food. So it is important to manage and monitor the cold chain in a better and proactive way to reduce cold line spoilage and for better regulation..

Criteria to be considered for Data Loggers selection

By Mr. Hemant Meshram Pharmaceutical products such as Vaccine, Biologics, Drugs and other products require cold chain supply and one of the common temperature range is 2 to 8 deg. cel. To maintain the cold chain is tough job but it is even tougher to ensure cold chain has been maintained and for the same, one […]

Pharma Logistics

Global pharmaceutical markets are in the midst of major discontinuities. While growth in developed markets will slow down, emerging markets will become increasingly important in the coming decade. The Indian pharmaceuticals market, along with the markets of China, Brazil and Russia, will spearhead growth within these markets. The Indian Pharmaceutical industry The Indian Pharmaceutical industry […]

PCM – A Prescription for Precise Temperature Control- By Mr. Samit Jain, Director, Pluss Polymers

By Mr. Samit Jain, Director, Pluss Polymers Are the medicines made to save lives are themselves safe? The growing number of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products and the globalization of manufacturing sites have increased the complexity of distribution. This complexity is pressurizing the cold chain stakeholders to continuously innovate and improvise upon the existing solutions. The most critical […]

Benefits of Phase Change Material Usage

Applications with PCMs have endless possibilities and are gaining a large momentum in organizations to integrate it into their products. It has got a large potential to overcome the existing challenges offering new products for known application and new applications for known products. Industry has to step up and find innovative ways of using PCM! […]

White Paper – Sustainable Industrial Refrigeration using Phase Change Materials

Introduction There is an ever increasing need for refrigeration for chilling, cooling and freezing of food at large due to the increase in food production, need for reduction in food spoilage and a large demand for frozen foods. These applications due to their high criticality need continuous un-interrupted operation. If you are a CEO of […]

Cold Chain Management for Clinical Trial Materials

The growth in the bio-pharmaceutical market combined with the complexity of the clinical supply chain and global regulatory environment require that all supply chain partners are aware of appropriate regulations, local requirements, Pharmacopeial standards, and industry best practices related to the storage, handling and distribution of temperature-sensitive products. Regulatory guidance and inspectional trends demonstrate a focus on Good Cold Chain Management Practices.

Cold Chain Monitoring – A Challenge

Cold Chain Monitoring – A Challenge OH YES !!! This is the inner voice that will come as soon as you read the above heading. Though, we all agree on this but are we doing enough to have addressed it. Many of us says yes coz many are maintaining cold chain since quite a few […]

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In conversation with Mr. Jiten Ghelani, CEO, Promethean Power Systems

“In addition, leading players and new entrants in the food industry have created new standards for premium quality products and innovative business models that further increase consumer expectations for safe, premium and convenient food products” Can you talk us through the products you serve – to assist the demand of cold chain projects and so on?  […]

In conversation with Mr. Tarun Arora, Director, IG International Pvt. Ltd.

“I do read about losses that happen because we try to save small costs to not transport or store goods in refrigerated conditions which overall leads to notional loss of the cargo in its value. Which is quite humongous as compared to the costs.”- Tarun Arora, Director, IG International Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Tarun: After a […]

In a Conversation with Mr. Tarun Arora, Director of IG International Pvt. Ltd.

June 22, 2015 Let’s begin with the IG International role in the Cold Storage and reefer segment. Please elaborate your product portfolio with regard to Cold Chain Industry? IG Supply Chain Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of IGIPL, caters to the business of third party logistics and temperature controlled warehousing. Presently, we have facilities […]

In a conversation with Mr. Rajat Gupta, Director, TESSOL

What kind of energy storage can your systems help clients achieve? Our products are based on thermal energy storage technology using phase change materials and advanced heat exchangers. We have application of this technology in any heating and cooling application with an expensive or an intermittent energy supply – therefore cold chain is an ideal […]

In a conversation with Mr. Gubba Kiran, CEO, Gubba Cold Storage Ltd.

June 30, 2016 Going back to the early days, what was Gubba Cold Storage’s initial business? 1879 before the Independence Era our great grand fathers have started the business of trading  Agriculture commodities  like Tamarind, Red chillies, Rice etc.,  This paved us the way to set up the first private sector cold storage in Andhra […]

In a conversation with Mr. Deep Khira, CEO, Sub Zero Insulation Tech Pvt. Ltd.

December 16, 2016 “It is also important to select the right reefer unit with sufficient power. Insulation thickness and specifications are recommended based on our customer’s temperature requirement. Cold chain industry users benefit with our superior insulation quality by achieving fast pull down, decreased running of reefer unit and in turn lower maintenance costs” When […]

In a conversation with Mr. Rahul Agarwal, Director, Kool-Ex Cold Chain Ltd.

“sees a great opportunity in the ‘Last Mile’ distribution model, where last mile delivery of medicines from Urban to Rural and Farm to Fork model in horticulture from Rural to Urban can co-exist and becomes a very profitable venture”- Rahul Agarwal Mr. Agarwal, for people who haven’t heard the story, how did you come to start Kool-Ex […]

Automation is necessary for Cold Storage Operations

The human body is developed to work at normal room temperature and not to work in sub-zero temperatures, yet the majority of frozen food and cold storage operations conduct warehousing activities completely manually with high personnel turnover in these types of facilities due to the chilly temperatures. These manual operations pose operational and logistical challenges […]

PEB: Trending in Cold Storage

With PEB concept, Cold storage can be exceptionally outlined and manufactured according to client and industry prerequisites, It is most appropriate from little to substantial multifacility storage system.The Cold storage can be Designed , Fabricated and Installed with keeping up the temperature of the items ideal from collecting till the item comes to the consumer […]

3 Things to Consider in Cold Storage Construction

Sept. 10, 2017 “Find companies that have completed projects that are like yours, not necessarily storing the same food as you produce, but companies that have successfully solved the issues you face” For processors, distributors, wholesalers, and suppliers, there is a dizzying amount of choices for the construction of a new cold storage facility. But […]

A Healthy Batch of Food Safety

“Davert GmbH specialises in organic foods and stands for the continuous further development of processing methods and careful monitoring of these products, from cultivation to packaging. And this is where BEUMER Group comes in. The finished, high quality organic products like rice, legumes and cereal products like sugar, dried fruit, nuts, oilseeds and sprouting seeds […]

User Report – Pallet Box from CABKA convinces in fully automated systems of the food industry

Potatoes, carrots, onions: The Belgian company Deprez Handling Solutionsdevelops automated systems for handling agricultural products for itscustomers. The specialist relies on the Pallet Box from CABKA: the large plasticload carrier convinces with its high payloads, is perfectly suited for safe use inhigh racks and enables smooth operation of the time- and cost-efficient handlingsystems. Company: Family-owned […]