A Cold Storage Warehouse is synonymous with frozen foods, but cold storage is used for other industries such as petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. Having said that, management of a Cold Storage Warehouse is challenging as you need to keep the inventory at temperatures, sometimes below -18°F, but keep the equipment and personnel warm and also make sure that the cold storage is operating properly at optimum capacity.
Managing cold storage facilities could become challenging with issues like product traceability, tracking of cold storage equipment, optimal management of the warehouse space, managing shelf life of fresh produce and perishable foods, managing the safety of the workers, etc. Traditional cold storage solutions require a great deal of micromanagement and documentation. This could lead to more person dependency than process dependency. With the
internet of things
, cold storage spaces can now be managed easily giving the cold storage industry complete visibility and traceability.