The ''windy city' is the setting for the first ever seminar "Smart Active Labels for Temperature Tracking: Shaping the Future of Food/Pharmaceutical Distribution," organised by Smart Active Labels Consortium on 10 - 11 June in Chicago, US.
SAL-C, a non-profit organisation of technology providers from the supply chain market, aims to develop the use of smart active label technologies in a number of industries.
Organised in conjunction with the Cryovac/Sealed Air corporation, the seminar aims to promote greater collaboration between technology enablers and end users in the temperature-tracking arena as SAL technology prepares for widespread commercial adoption.
Industry will discuss guidelines for creating open and common international standards for temperature tracking smart active labels, specifically in quality and safety assurance in the food and pharmaceuticals industry.
"Temperature tracking is one of the most important uses of smart active labels, and there is a great need for such solutions, particularly among food and pharmaceutical producers and retailers," said Baruch Levanon, chairman of SAL-C. Adding that the conference is an important opportunity for end users in the food and pharmaceutical industries to define their tracking and tracing needs directly to the technology suppliers who are developing SAL solutions.
Smart active labels are thin, flexible devices that contain an integrated circuit and power source. They can remotely monitor, process and store data, and some are able to transmit data over ranges of several hundred feet. Smart active label devices can provide customers with real-time visibility into inventory movement and status and enhance value of RFID technology investment.
further details about the seminar can be obtained from the www.sal-c.orgwebsite.