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Harnessing the Human Factor

Harnessing the Human Factor “We have families, too.” Many years ago, a Chicago-area grocery store used that statement in an ad campaign touting its attention to quality. The point applies to cargo handlers, too, yet, “Ninety-percent of all cold chain problems are due to human error,” according to Melissa Germain,...

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Say Cheese!

Say Cheese! Another video featuring a package delivery person behaving badly made the national news in April. This time the culprit worked not for an esteemed parcel delivery service but for the U.S. Postal Service. While the private services fired workers who chucked packages over fences and onto patios, the USPS disciplined...

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Monitoring Supports Continuous Improvement

Monitoring Supports Continuous Improvement It’s a common problem. Companies launch a LEAN improvement initiative, make progress, and then backslide. A year or two later they may be in a worse position than when they started the project. The problem, though, isn’t with LEAN. It’s with the sporadic nature of initiatives....

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ShockWatch Acquires ShockLog Impact and Environmental Recorders

ShockWatch Acquires ShockLog Impact and Environmental Recorders Media Recovery, Inc., a portfolio company of Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC), announced the acquisition by its ShockWatch division of ShockLog Impact and Environmental Recorders from The IMC Group, a manufacturer of electronic and mechanical instrumentation headquartered in Letchworth, United Kingdom. Terms of the...

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ShockWatch Appoints Larry Zaiter as Cold Chain National Sales Manager

ShockWatch Appoints Larry Zaiter as Cold Chain National Sales Manager Larry Zaiter was promoted to ShockWatch Cold Chain National Sales Manager effective January 1, 2014.  Since joining the ShockWatch sales team in January 2008, he has served as a Regional Sales Manager promoting Impact, Tilt and Temperature product lines.  Larry...

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Cold Chain Specialist Calls for Visible Temperature Indicators

Cold Chain Specialist Calls for Visible Temperature Indicators Specialty pharmacies have an acute need for visual temperature indicators on packages they ship, according to a recent study by pharmaceutical logistics specialist Modality Solutions. The reasons are evident: Specialty medications typically require controlled temperatures. They may be shipped directly to patients. Packaging doesn’t...

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New ShockWatch Software Tracks and Analyzes Cold Chain Performance

New ShockWatch Software Tracks and Analyzes Cold Chain Performance ShockWatch, a leader in supply chain monitoring, introduced the web-hosted TrekView Data Management System (DMS) to make monitoring of temperature-sensitive products easier than ever. As a cloud-based application, the TrekView DMS puts actionable intelligence at supply chain managers’ fingertips, wherever they...

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FDA Proposes Safety Plan for Imported Foods

FDA Proposes Safety Plan for Imported Foods Temperature control is one element of a robust plan. Food importers will be required to develop a plan to verify the safety of foods purchased from foreign suppliers, if the rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July is implemented....

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Videos Document Cargo-Handling Negligence

Videos Document Cargo-Handling Negligence Cargo handling can get rough. Accidents happen and people make mistakes but, sometimes, the magnitude of the slip-ups is simply jaw-dropping. This video of cargo handlers at China’s Guangzhou airport is one of those. With 3.23 million views and climbing, it’s a mesmerizing example of willful incompetence. In...

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Does Your Food Sizzle Before it’s Grilled?

Does Your Food Sizzle Before it’s Grilled? With summer temperatures in the 90s across much of the U.S., food suppliers may find their products experience high heat long before they reach the grill. When the Indiana State Police checked the refrigerated trucks traveling its highways last summer, the results were frightening....

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