Automated Cold Warehouse Technology

But, did you know that automated cold warehouse technology has many benefits over traditional warehouses? 

With the a growing demand for cold chain logistics, the business case for automating temperature-controlled warehouses, either chilled or frozen, is stronger than ever. 

What is a cold chain warehouse? 

The term cold chain is logistics and management of packaged goods for temperature sensitive products that need to be either chilled or frozen. 

Cold Chain logistics are used to increase a product’s shelf life and maintain a quality standard for a long duration of time. Food stored in the cold chain warehouses include:

  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery 
  • Dairy 
  • Frozen desserts
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Seafood

Many healthcare products also require specific cooler temperatures to be maintained in warehouse storage including the following:

  • Vaccines
  • Blood plasma
  • Insulin
  • Frozen pharmaceuticals 

A controlled cold temperature warehouse will maintain the bio-chemical and physical properties of health care products and frozen or chilled foods and beverages. 

Storage in the cold supply chain warehouse will also prevent product spoilage and increase shelf life. This reduces waste and increases the overall bottom-line of the manufacturer or producer. 

In order to maintain these foods fresh for the long run, there needs to be proper cold chain logistics system. A key ingredient to making the cold chain system work is the cold warehouse. 

Dematic is a company that is dedicated to optimizing supply chain efficiencies including cold supply chain warehouses. “Our company is all about process improvements for the production and distribution operation. We design and implement automation, along with performance optimizing software, to develop the ideal system configuration” explains Ken Ruehrdanz, Solution Consultant with Dematic.

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