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Do you establish specifications in order to define your insulated packaging solution requirements? The logistics profile must be specifically defined to guarantee transported products are subject to cold chain transportation. Use our 3-stage method to define it.
The logistics profile governing
insulated packaging solutions
takes into consideration external environments.
The logistics profile takes into consideration environments external to the packing unit during transportation (temperatures, stages and durations). This affects the size, design and cost of your packing unit. In essence, the greater the heat intake/loss, the greater the PCM (phase-change material) quantity and therefore the thermal resistance of the package sides must be significant to guarantee the desired temperature range. The greater the climatic limitations, the higher the overall cost (TCO) of the solution.
Chronologically list all logistical stages to which the consignment is
subjected, from departure to arrival of the package to the final destination.
Apply a duration to each stage.
Indicate the average temperature bearing in mind the following parameters:
Segments may be blocked (controlled, managed and guaranteed temperature), or open (dependent on the local external climatic conditions).
With this example, the green segments are the open segments and blue are the closed segments. The yellow segments indicate the merchandise preparation and acceptance stages.
To complete tests within a climatic chamber, the logistical circuit is presented in the form of a curve.
figure illustrates the logistics profile of the example provided above.
Look out for correlation between the defined profile and the reality of the transportation. This allows you to work more closely with your suppliers and to achieve a durable and affordable insulated packaging solution.
this case, the genuine results are not far off the estimated theoretic profile.
In this case, the genuine results do not correspond with the estimated logistics profile.
Where the definition and management of the consignment logistical circuit is important, the selection between mono and multi-configuration is just as important.