A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain. An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of refrigerated production, storage, and distribution activities, along with associated equipment and logistics, which maintains quality via a desired low-temperature range.
A lot is at risk when temperature-sensitive products experience environmental shifts. Quality, flavour, consistency, efficacy, and safety are all on the line. Cold chain logistics can help to reduce the risk of such deviations and provide these manufacturers and suppliers with better control over their products at every stage of the process.
The key to cold chain logistics is to integrate and control the various elements of the supply chain.