October 28, 2019
Innovative CoreTemp Solution for Food Safety & Compliance Launched at IFDA
CoreTemp is fresh approach to core and continuous product temperature monitoring that brings new levels of product and brand assurance to the refrigerated supply chain.
Coretex announced its new enterprise-grade core and continuous product temperature monitoring solution today, at The International Foodservice Distributors Association annual conference, being held in Orlando, Florida.
The CoreTemp SaaS application was developed to help food retailers and refrigerated transport haulers gain true visibility of load performance – replacing mostly manual methods used today. It captures and reports critical data to help businesses ensure the quality of perishable food, manage supply chain operations performance, and receive real-time alerts for potential temperature or transportation issues.
With Coretex CoreTemp, refrigerated food service distributors benefit from:
· Automated core and continuous temperature monitoring for compliance
· Advanced algorithms for product type, packaging method and unit of transport
· Replace manual, inefficient temperature monitoring processes
· Route tracking and scheduling with reporting and scoring route performance
· Visual dashboards with real-time data and custom leaderboards for training
A series of nationwide pilot deployments currently underway.
“After years of development and with much anticipation, the future of food safety for refrigerated supply chain has arrived,” said William Payne, CEO of Coretex. “Our highly sophisticated solution features on-demand, aggregated compliance views with live route progress and product temperature simulations, coupled with wider hauler performance dashboards.”
Quality Custom Distribution (QCD) and its parent company, Golden State Foods (GSF), assisted with creating CoreTemp. QCD is trusted by top industry brands including Starbucks, Chipotle and Chick-fil-A, the company services over 5,500 restaurants nationally – totaling over 1 million deliveries per year.
One of QCD’s newest distribution centers is located in Fontana, California. The facility’s General Manager, Larkin Williams, oversees the distribution of nightly deliveries to over 300 Starbucks locations from this facility. Larkin and his team were instrumental in testing Coretex’s innovative algorithm and determining the precise specifications to ensure freshness for a variety of perishable food categories (dairy, refrigerated sandwiches, frozen food) and variable packing data sets (plastic-wrapped, cardboard boxes, pallet, etc.).
“The algorithm works flawlessly. Everyone wants to make sure they know that the core temperature of their products is compliant,” said Williams.
CoreTemp is currently being piloted within additional QCD distribution centers in Kent and Charlotte, with plans for a nationwide rollout within the next year.
Tim Bates, Corporate Quality Systems Director – Logistics at Golden State Foods, has earned an industry reputation as the “father of simulated product temperatures” having participated in its evolution. “We’re pleased to be involved with the development of this application,” said Bates. “CoreTemp not only measures predicted core product temperature accurately, but it drives process changes within a cold chain by incorporating historical data and continuous improvement tools.”
Learn more about CoreTemp, the future of cold chain assurance.