Technology in Cold-chain


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  • Technology in Cold-chain

    1. 1. by Pawanexh Kohli Founder, CrossTree techno-visors
    2. 2. Knowledge Driven Technology Driven ...and Everything the ordinary Supply Chain strives to be... The typical supply chain delivers a predetermined value (goods) to markets… whereas; the cold chain is integral to, and effects the value discovery, quality and price realisation of the goods. The fact being, the cold chain incorporates all that the ordinary supply chain aspires towards – integration, speed, value continuation and direct supply lanes.
    3. 3. Supply / Procurement • Manufacturer • Farms Transport • Climate Controlled Haulage Storage • Cold Storage • Distribution Centre Distribution • Refrigerated Secondary move End Customer • Retail • Consumption Cold Chain Segments Key Activity A cold chain is a climate-controlled supply chain, consisting of storage and distribution activities which maintains a product at a given ambient range. Uses refrigerator trucks, cars, van, rail, containers and ships for transporting perishable products Consists of refrigerated warehouses for storage of perishable products RefrigeratedTransport Surface Storage Transportation QualityAssurance Activities related to transportation of produce to the market from production locations Activities to assureTechnical and Quality parameters to ensure Shelf Life and saleability.
    4. 4.  Minimal touch points;  DSD or DC as preferred OD Pairs;  Traceablity & speed;  Specialised packaging;  Perishability (Product knowledge) Cold Supply Chain Spoke Spoke Existing (Layered) Supply Chain Cold Supply Chain Cold Supply Chain Cold Supply Chain Spoke HUB Cold Supply Chain Spoke Good Management is required before All Else.
    5. 5. Any Cold-Chain Solutions Partner will have following attributes and services:  Commercial Network  Inventory Management  MultiModalConnectivity  Aggregation, Storage  Pick and Pack.  Build up, Cross Dock  Documentation.  Fumigation, Quarantine  Traceability, Process.  QualityAssurance.  Door to Door care.  Chain Integrity.  Cost efficient. Supermarkets Requirements: • Seamless value chains • Process driven,outsourced • Lower inventories •Quality, Brands focus • Risk Management and food safety & traceability. • Increased shelf life. • Just in time distribution Supplier requirements : •Quality assurance • Low cost services •Traceability, Product Integrity •Continuity of demand • Expanding markets •Cold Chain Integrity •Quick time to market Storage requirements : • Lower costs • Extract efficiencies from the value chain •Quick turnaround • Increased flexibility • Multi Modal Connectivity •Continuity of supply and market demand •Traceability •Consolidation of handling •Centrally located hub function Shipping/Airlines requirements : • Cargo capacity utilisation • Flexibility • Specialisation; cargo freighters • Specialist Forwarding agents • Simplified Handling • Information Flow • Security
    6. 6.  Food Safety and Shelf life.  Differentiate to consumer.  Convenience for supply lines.  Rising aspirations for Quality.  Green & sustainable Branding.
    7. 7.  Disposable Smart Loggers.  TiO2 photo-catalysis technology.  Thermochromic inks.  Thermal Inertia for energy backup.  Hygroscopic Salt and refrigeration.  Rock Paper as moisture barrier packaging.  Friction free, mag-lev compressors.  Solar powered vapour adsorption.
    8. 8.  Modify practices processes -take advantage of technology!  Keep it in motion – streamline the supply chain!  From FIFO/LIFO to FEFO (First Expire, First Out)! • Existing, or • Development • Renewable • Life cycle • Profitability • Savings • Aspirations • Quality What do Users desire? Is it viable to market? Is it technically feasible? Can it be sustained? Active Management is required to utilise any technology
    9. 9.  Anaerobic digestion for electricity and heat.  DirectAccess or DSD (Direct store delivery) model.  Selling in cartons instead of cans.  Oil free, magnetic bearings – 47% energy savings.  Supply ChainTraceability as Risk Mitigation  Market focused technologies – brand building.  Savings from waste reduction.  Quality & greater value realisation.  Regulatory compliance, health protection.  Information flow & transparency.  Virtual platforms for collaboration
    10. 10. • Green solution, Clean image, sustainable. Small carbon footprint • Mix profiles, direct-to- home inter-modal. Portability options • Limits thermal excursions. Thermal Integrity • Monitor, trace operational costs. Operational Savings • Maximum compliance.Load security, Traceability • Easy to replicate.Solution bias • Utilise existing asset base. Minimal Capital cost • Never the leastCost Savings Humidity Air & Temp Control Packing & Hygiene
    11. 11. Evaporator Fan Only Thermal Inertia Used 4°
    12. 12. Phase Change Material (PCM): A suitable solution with melting point in the desired temperature range. Heat Exchangers:A suitable heat exchange surface. Container: of material compatible and temperature utility.
    13. 13. Actively Cooled or Passive Cooled inner city distribution Active Boxes
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    15. 15.  Multi-modal risk managed movement.  Single window service. ▪ Solutions biased provider. ▪ Cost effectual transactional process.  Pro active communication.  Transparent & Safe Supply chain.  JIT – Shortened lead time.  Extended Reach – wide network. “Globalisation increases the scope and involvedness of the materials manager”
    16. 16.  Changing Perceptions  Process delays - understanding.  Control - global.  Quality - total.  CustomerAttrition and Loyalty.  Market specific Branding.  India specific USPs.  Socio-ecological interactions.  Inter-cultural communications. “The key to shorter cycles & improved logistics is complete and high quality information.”
    17. 17.  Altering Demographics.  Modified Purchase Habits.  Traceability and flexibility.  FreeTrade Agreements.  Inclusive Globalisation.  Security & IP Concerns.  New Business & Opportunities.  Affected National Priorities.  Environmental Sustainability.  Changed perceptions, fading borders.  Technology reliant business processes. “Dynamic, Innovative, Lean, Universal, Enabled, Agile, Involved – Cold Chain Solutions.”
    18. 18.  People.  Cross cultural exposure  Local Knowledge  Leadership Mix.  Best practices in cross functions  Synergise corporate and managerial mores  Laws & Norms.  CommercialTaxation  Regulatory Compliances  CorporateGovernance  Affiliation withTrade Development Bodies.  Partner Integration, Cross-enterprise processes. "We've got the fuel, we've got the technology….. It's what's in between, that's the challenge!”
    19. 19. The Cold Chain needYou