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Grocery Cold Chain Temperature & Tracking

Smarter monitoring to protect your supply chain

Grocers face various challenges today, from Managing inbound grocery Cold-Chain Products from Suppliers to traceability of products to Last Mile and employee compliance to operating procedures.

  • Up to 12% of all inbound product is rejected at the truck level due to surplus, damage, or improper transportation and handling 
  • Limited capability to react to recalls at the consumer level with no practical way to track what product was purchased by which customer
  • Current methods for monitoring the proper handling of products throughout the supply chain do not allow for granular analysis

Grocers need better data to make decisions across a variety of challenges to increase revenue and reduce cost. The Varcode Smart Data Solution (VSDS) is a simple solution that solves complex grocery cold chain temperature and tracking problems!

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Operational Usability

  • A simple scan either by a smartphone, handheld scanner, or mobile computer 
  • POS will collect information in a quick, familiar step.
  • Scanning is universal 
  • Workers are accustomed to scanning and receiving instructions back about operations.
  • Instructions transmitted immediately.
  • Exception alerts automatically generated
  • Problems are anticipated, intercepted, and resolved in real-time.
  • Smart tag™ can be formatted as universal identifier codes such as Code 128, UPC-a, ​​GS1 DataBar, Code 39, UPC-E, or EAN codes to seamlessly integrate into existing tracing data used today  
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Economically Scalable - Even to the Unit Level

  • Exception alerts automatically generated
  • Problems are anticipated, intercepted, and resolved
  • Product is traceable through consumer purchase with a universally unique identifier and Varcode Smart Tag™ combination
  • Product-specific information down to the unit enabling tracking in case of a product recall.

Digital Data

  • Actionable, digital data in an easily understood and analyzed format
  • Visibility and traceability into transitional weak points of the cold-cold chain that are otherwise cost-prohibitive
  • Analytical oversight by temperature excursions, date/time, location, individual, and company  
  • Cross functionality – Use data across segments from supplier to distribution to the shelf and even down to the consumer level 

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