3 Tips for Successful Temperature Controlled Shipping

3 Tips for Successful Temperature Controlled Shipping

New to temperature-sensitive distribution? Products that require a stable climate while shipping need careful prep and packaging to ensure freshness from point A to point B. With a rise in demand for this, temperature stability monitoring and choosing the right type of external packaging for protection are essential for success. How can you save the most time and money with temperature controlled shipping? Keep these tips in mind!

Think outside the box

No for real…choosing the correct packaging for your temperature sensitive cargo is obviously a huge factor in preservation, but it’s important to think about packaging and how well it will function in a plethora of climate-changing transportation scenarios. Look for carriers that offer detailed temperature profile maps spanning their entire network. It’s not a bad idea to look into a third-party logistics provider that specializes in packaging and temperature controlled shipping in a specific region.

Be ready for the unexpected

That means taking time to develop a solid risk management plan. Why? One little slip up that results in spoiled goods and the manufacturer could lose a whole lot of money, unless they have a Plan B lined up to save the day. That’s where contingency plans come in handy. Work together with a third-party expert logistics partner to map out potential scenarios and solutions that can one day save you time, money and headaches.

Supply Chain hand offs can up the risk factor

Hand-offs occur whenever cargo is “handed off” from one party in the supply chain to another. With goods changing hands often, it puts temperature sensitive goods in a vulnerable position to potentially spoil, especially if there's a miscommunication or inexperience with handling these types of goods. The key is to try and limit supply chain hand offs as much as possible. It’s tricky, but if there is a partner involved who can help map the distribution and limit hand offs, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your shipment will be OK.

Have questions and concerns? Contact US1 Network today and our logistics specialists can offer you a free quote on services.

Courtney L.
March 15, 2017
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