How New Technologies Can Improve Cold Chain Management?

Luigi Battezzati, Giovanni Miragliotta, Alessandro Perego, Angela Tumino

Abstract

There is a growing attention towards technological solutions that can improve cold chain management. This paper analyzes pros and cons of four alternative solutions (Data Loggers, Time Temperature Indicators, semi-passive RFId and Wireless Sensor Networks), paying particular attention to the overall balance of costs and benefits. Thanks to this preliminary study, a solution based on Wireless Sensor Networks has been designed to monitor more efficiently the ice-cream supply chain of a prominent company (Nestlé Italy) and its impacts on overall cold chain performance have been evaluated.

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in Harvard Style

Battezzati L., Miragliotta G., Perego A. and Tumino A. (2008). How New Technologies Can Improve Cold Chain Management? . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-46-3, pages 149-156. DOI: 10.5220/0001735901490156


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iwrt08,
author={Luigi Battezzati and Giovanni Miragliotta and Alessandro Perego and Angela Tumino},
title={How New Technologies Can Improve Cold Chain Management?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={149-156},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001735901490156},
isbn={978-989-8111-46-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - How New Technologies Can Improve Cold Chain Management?
SN - 978-989-8111-46-3
AU - Battezzati L.
AU - Miragliotta G.
AU - Perego A.
AU - Tumino A.
PY - 2008
SP - 149
EP - 156
DO - 10.5220/0001735901490156