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Case Studies

MicroLite Solution – Ensuring Quality of Goods during Transport


Third-party logistics companies, providing various logistics services for their customers, are required to integrate quality assurance policies throughout the logistic processes. Storing and transporting perishable goods, such as food and drugs, require monitoring the temperature range to ensure it is accurately maintained and recorded in order to comply with safety regulations and quality requirements.

Application:   Logistics processes  

Organization:  Sankyu Guangzhou Logistics Co., Ltd., China

 

Background:                               

Third-party logistics companies, providing various logistics services for their customers, are required to integrate quality assurance policies throughout the logistic processes. Storing and transporting perishable goods, such as food and drugs, require monitoring the temperature range to ensure it is accurately maintained and recorded in order to comply with safety regulations and quality requirements.


About the Customer:

Sankyu Guangzhou Logistics Co., Ltd. was founded in November 1996 and is part of the Sankyu Inc. Group, a leading international company based in Japan with many subsidiaries worldwide. Sankyu Guangzhou Logistics Co., Ltd. is a third-party logistics provider located in Guangzhou China, providing logistics solutions to a wide variety of manufacturers, whose supply chains require logistics facilities and services. The company has more than 670 employees (including seven Japanese personnel)and owns a fleet of 120 vehicles. Its main operations are warehousing, domestic transport, special cargo transportation (container, cold storage preservation), air transport and sea transport.

 

Key Customer Challenges:

  • In order to verify the quality and safety of the goods delivered by Sankyu Guangzhou Logistics and provide the customers with proof that the shipment process was performed according to the required temperature range, the company was searching for a temperature monitoring solution that will enable them to monitor the shipment process and provide their customers with a complete temperature record from source to destination in a report format.
  • The company was looking for an easy-to-operate device that requires minimal implementation efforts within their logistic teams.

 

MicroLite Solution:

Sankyu Guangzhou Logistics places Fourtec’s MicroLite temperature data logger inside the shipped package when transporting sensitive goods such as food and drugs. Once the package arrives to its destinations, the courier returns the MicroLite device to his company and the logger is connected via direct USB interface to the computer. A PDF report is generated using the license-free DataSuite software with an indication if there are any deviations from the pre-defined thresholds and then sent to the customer by email. The report provides the customer with the required documented proof that the required temperature range was maintained.

 

Measurable Results:

  • Measurable quality assurance - accurate and reliable confirmation of temperature during transport with the ability to generate detailed analysis reports of the shipment (in various formats – Excel, CSV, PDF) from origin to destination including time stamp to ensure the quality and safety of the goods was kept.
  • Value for money - water resistant, compact, accurate, low cost logger with intuitive and quick implementation of the MicroLite logger with the free, user-friendly, DataSuite software.

 


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