Monitoring cold chain logistics by means of RFID.

Ruiz García, Luis and Lunadei, Loredana (2010). Monitoring cold chain logistics by means of RFID.. In: "Sustainable Radio Frequency Identification Solutions". In-Tech, Vukovar, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-7619-74-9.

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Title: Monitoring cold chain logistics by means of RFID.
Author/s:
  • Ruiz García, Luis
  • Lunadei, Loredana
Editor/s:
  • Turcu, Cristina
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Sustainable Radio Frequency Identification Solutions
Date: February 2010
ISBN: 978-953-7619-74-9
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

Every day, millions of tons of temperature sensitive goods are produced, transported, stored or distributed worldwide. For all these products the control of temperature is essential. The term “cold chain” describes the series of interdependent equipment and processes employed to ensure the temperature preservation of perishables and other temperaturecontrolled products from the production to the consumption end in a safe, wholesome, and good quality state (Zhang, 2007). In other words, it is a supply chain of temperature sensitive products. So temperature-control is the key point in cold chain operation and the most important factor when prolonging the practical shelf life of produce. Thus, the major challenge is to ensure a continuous ‘cold chain’ from producer to consumer in order to guaranty prime condition of goods (Ruiz-Garcia et al., 2007).These products can be perishable items like fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish, meat and dairy products or medical products like drugs, blood, vaccines, organs, plasma and tissues. All of them can have their properties affected by temperature changes. Also some chemicals and electronic components like microchips are temperature sensitive.

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Item ID: 9615
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/9615/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:9615
Official URL: http://www.intechopen.com/books/show/title/sustainable-radio-frequency-identification-solutions
Deposited by: Investigador contratado Loredana Lunadei
Deposited on: 07 Nov 2011 23:16
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 17:58
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