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 such as increased product, facility and equipment damage, labour turnover, and errors in order fulfilment. These types of challenges can easily be eliminated with an Automated System.
More and more automatic system tracking and maintaining details of each and every event occur. For eg. – Opening door, loading unloading, air flow, temperature at different place / zones, no. of produce entering the storage facility, deviation occurred, system failure.
All the data for automatic system needs to be maintained by cold storage provider and should be accessible by internal responsible and also to the company whose produce is being stored.
Automation is necessary – as it is being observed – the workers fill in data which is liked by supervisor and supervisor reports the same data that his boss wants to see. Yes, all the good to best data are being reported and over the period of time – deviation, errors in system pile up and one day boom – a disaster. Automation and data management keeps a check on everything.
Automated systems & data management – allows process times improvement and standardized control strategies for the product and cold storage operation.
It prevents food contamination, reduce waste, energy saving, thorough output, savings in time and increases shelf-life, ensuring greater consumer protection.
Automation is the key to maintain & sustain – Cold Chain Operations.