Analysis of temperature and humidity in cold transport services

Alejandro Lerma-Carrillo, Jenny Díaz-Ramírez, Teresa Gajewska

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Abstract

The carriage of fresh food products is very sensitive to conditions during the transport, which makes the refrigerated transport of food products one of the most challenging transport activities. The aim of this project is to analyze factors that affect the product’s quality and storage life and demonstrate the influence of the right conditions during the operation. Four devices installed permanently in three trailers were used for analysis. The sensors have enabled the data collection of temperature, humidity, and lux during transportation. TVSM tool was used to diagnose. Data analysis was performed with the purpose to analyze the research question about how well the company handles its operating conditions of temperature and humidity during transportation. In this research, we found that temperature conditions were not satisfactory compared with the standard recommended conditions, like the official agreement of carriage perishable products (ATP). A similar situation occurred with humidity. This research will be useful for those who are interested in the quality of the fruits and vegetables during transportation and companies of the same industry that wants to know the impact of the right parameters in their trucks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2021
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages1298-1309
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781792361241
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 Mar 202111 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/3/2111/3/21

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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