The cold chain is the logistics network that uses refrigeration to provide uninterrupted, temperature-controlled transport and storage of perishable goods from producer to consumer. It benefits human life every day – helping to ensure that the foods we eat reach tables around the world, and medications can be safely moved for patient use and clinical trials, all while helping to minimize global hunger and reduce the environmental and societal impacts of food waste. Carrier understands that reliable, accessible cold chain technology is vital to help preserve, protect and deliver food and medicine; reduce food waste; and care for a growing planet.
Today’s cold chain is fragmented with different providers and technologies at each stage of the supply chain, meaning limited visibility into the location, condition and handling of goods while en route, and posing a significant risk of temperature fluctuations from human error, equipment malfunctions and external events.
Carrier’s Lynx® digital ecosystem, developed in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), leverages advanced data analytics, IoT and machine learning to optimize the cold chain, creating a system that is more healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent. Lynx automates key processes and delivers real-time visibility and insights throughout the cargo’s journey. It helps you to optimize cold chain operations, decrease energy use and enhance outcomes with reduced costs, delays, cargo loss and spoilage in transit.
The Lynx Fleet application intelligently monitors connected refrigeration systems from anywhere in the world, providing vital information through a centralized data stream and improved visibility for asset owners, producers, drivers, fleet managers and retailers on the products being transported and the delivery modes transporting them. In addition, it can provide key equipment insights to customers. Accessible via desktop, smartphone or tablet, Lynx Fleet offers operators 24/7 access to a wealth of valuable data on refrigeration systems.
As a leader in moving a more healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent cold chain forward, Carrier is innovating to meet that challenge with a new line of temperature-controlled mobile storage solutions designed to address the unique cold chain requirements of tracking and monitoring COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
By enhancing visibility, resiliency, agility and efficiency in the cold chain, the cloud-connected Lynx digital platform helps reduce loss and support real-time decisions, ensuring foods and vital medications safely reach people who need them around the world.
End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility, Control and Intelligence
For more information about Lynx or the connected cold chain, please reach out to a Carrier Refrigeration Expert.
1 International Institute of Refrigeration
2 IQVIA Institute