Rehrig Pacific Company, a manufacturer of reusable transport packaging systems; and Intelleflex, a provider of on-demand data visibility for cold chain asset management, have partnered to improve the quality and traceability of temperature-sensitive products in the cold supply chain.
The partnership will create intelligent reusable transport packaging systems that enable pharmaceutical and food manufacturers, shippers, and retailers to improve how they manage cold chain operations.
The technology will deliver on-demand data visibility for proactively tracking and monitoring the temperature and condition of temperature-sensitive products, such as pharmaceuticals and fresh, frozen, and packaged foods. Products can be monitored and managed on-demand through the cold chain without requiring the unloading of pallets or opening of containers, while also addressing government and industry regulations for traceability, safety, and quality. Using ZEST Data Services, personnel are alerted to real-time changes in temperature and other environmental factors that can impact the integrity of the shipment.
Besides its intelligent reusable packaging system offerings, Rehrig provides sustainable reusable transport packaging and supply chain systems nationwide.
By incorporating Intelleflex XC3 Technology temperature and condition monitors directly into Rehrig’s intelligent packaging systems, customers gain actionable data for managing freshness and quality of perishable goods. This also enables customers to more easily and cost-effectively track containers, bins, crates, pallets, and reusable plastic containers as they move through the supply chain. XC3 Technology-based readers and tags provide the ability to reliably read and write data to tags, automating processes and eliminating many of the limitations of bar codes.