Cold Chain refers to the transportation of temperature-sensitive products along a supply chain through thermal and refrigerated packaging methods and logistical planning to protect the integrity of these shipments. It involves a series of precisely coordinated events to keep a product within an acceptable temperature range from the time it is manufactured until the time it is used.
Cold Chain is vital in numerous industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and chemicals, to maintain the quality, safety, and efficacy of products. Cold chain logistics require specific equipment, such as refrigerated trucks, containers, and storage facilities.
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Example or usage in road freight logistics:
In road freight logistics, a Cold Chain might involve transporting a shipment of vaccines from a manufacturer to a healthcare facility. The vaccines would be stored in refrigerated containers and transported in refrigerated trucks, with temperature monitoring devices used to ensure the vaccines remain within the required temperature range throughout the journey.