Temperature monitoring need not be a cost

Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire, UK: The cost of installing hardware and software for temperature monitoring can be recovered, says David Thorley, Global Refrigeration Specialist and consultant at Navman Wireless.

David Thorley: "The cost of installing hardware and software for temperature monitoring can be recovered."

Thorley challenges the statement made by Global Cold editor Dean Stiles in the Point of View column, where he says “the cost of installing the hardware and software to meet base standards can rarely be recovered and meeting minimal standards offers little benefit to marketing the business.

“It clearly depends on what is installed, the dataset that it provides, how this data is interpreted and the actions taken by the operator to implement improvement,” Thorley says.

“The ultimate objective in any temperature monitoring system has to be to improve temperature control.  This is turn can have the following benefits:

  • Due Diligence / HACCP compliance
  • Fewer load rejections (typical value of a trailer load  ~ £ 100K)
  • Less product wastage
  • Reduction in product delivery failure (which incurs wasted fuel and lost driving time)
  • Improved product shelf-life
  • Lower insurance premiums

“Importantly better temperature control can also result in substantial fuel savings.  These benefits can individually, or collectively, generate real, tangible ROI for the user,” he says.

“The Navman Wireless Temperature Monitoring system has already generated a strong ROI for a number of our customers and we are working with them to provide detailed case studies. I assume that this will be of great interest to the readers of your publications,” Thorley says.

Navman Wireless has produced a guide on how businesses can get a tangible ROI from temperature monitoring systems which can be downloaded from www.navmanwireless.co.uk/coldchain-tips.

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