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From B2B to B2B2C Logistics
July 23, 2019

Thanks to the growing popularity of e-commerce as well as a flood of young talent into the business world, B2B and B2C companies are experimenting with a trendy new business model. The previously distinct domains of B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) are being integrated and remodelling themselves as B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) companies. While this development has worked well for several companies, it creates an increased need for monitoring during the supply chain from the producer to the end-customer.

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The Importance of Cold Chain Logistics for the Healthcare Industry
July 18, 2019

Biologics, samples from clinical trials and many classes of medications and medical products are extremely sensitive to heat, humidity and other circumstances. Annual losses due to mishandling are over $35 Billion - what can we do to stop it?

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Temperature Variance in Your Fridge
July 16, 2019

A nice, hot summer day is welcomed by most of us, right? On the other hand, some grumble about the weather being "too damn hot". One of them is your fridge, or would be if it could talk. Summer is the time of food safety hazards, but those can be averted actually rather effortlessly.

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The Importance of Data Logging for Online Pharmacy Processes
July 9, 2019

Damaged freight is an absolute nightmare in the online pharmacy industry. Running an online pharmacy requires the careful transportation of goods that can be sensitive to temperature, light, and humidity levels. And thus, ensuring that items arrive at their destination in useable order requires that the right processes are in place. After all, the end customers depend on these items for their health and wellbeing.

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Logmore Sum-Up of the Super Month June 2019
July 4, 2019

June was a super exciting month for Logmore both as a company and as people. R&D boomed, trade fair attendances woke attention, and plenty of new relationships were born. Let's go over the month with Niko and Jarmo.

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Handle With Care: The Ultimate Guide to Shipping Fragile Items
July 2, 2019

Shipping goods is usually the most tedious part of the buying and selling process. Whether you’re running an e-commerce business, or you’re interested in shipping a fragile one-off item, it’s important to know the best way to ship fragile items. After all, the last thing that you want to do is to risk something being broken on the way from A to B. The best way to minimise the risk of this is to make sure that your items are properly wrapped and marked. Which is what we’ve got for you here - the ultimate guide to shipping fragile items, and we’ll talk you through what is considered fragile, the materials that you need, and some of the best tips and tricks to making sure your parcel arrives safely.‍

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Logmore Feature: Report Exports
June 27, 2019

An often overlooked feature, accessible reports are vital for many use cases. Whether you need to be able to present the data to superiors or public authorities, having to look for the needed excel sheets is bothersome. Fortunately modern technology allows us to provide all the data in both downloadable and 100% online formats.

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The Re-Emergence of QR Codes in Europe
June 25, 2019

Continuing the theme of QR code comeback in the world, this post discusses the recent rise in their use in Europe. While QR codes are extremely commonplace in Asia already, the western hemisphere is only catching up now.

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Logmore Feature: Dynamic QR Codes
June 20, 2019

QR codes are making a major comeback, and our service is completely based on a novel application of the dynamic QR code. Since we're talking about QR codes a lot these days, it's a good idea to open the concept of dynamic QR codes in the form of a Logmore Feature post.

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New EU Regulations Require QR Codes on Medicinal Packaging
June 18, 2019

Over recent years, QR codes have seen significant growth in popularity. From becoming the main avenue of payment in Asia to their recent introduction onto EU medicinal packaging, it looks like these two-dimensional codes are here to stay.

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Who, what, why is Logmore?
June 13, 2019

Every now and then it's good to talk about simple things, like what one does and why. In my experience it helps clarify and focus one's own thoughts, and well, in a written, public format like this, the way one's audience perceives those things. So, let's see what I think.

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The Challenges of Fresh Produce Logistics
June 11, 2019

The logistics of transporting fresh produce is very complex, and the members of the supply chain must work together seamlessly so that the produce can make it to the end consumers in perfect condition. They must take into account packaging, temperature, humidity, and other factors to ensure the produce stays fresh and intact.

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Logmore Wins the start.hub Logistic Start-Up Contest
June 7, 2019

We're happy to announce that Logmore has won the start.hub Logistic start-up contest at Transport Logistic, the world's leading trade fair for logistics and transport. We're honored, as the competition was really tough and any of the participants would have deserved the win.

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Logmore Feature: the Web & Model Three Update
June 6, 2019

The most recent major update to the Logmore Web is tied to the recent release of the model Three data logger tags. The unparallelled versatility of the model Three QR tags obviously requires the cloud service to accommodate it, but also makes so much more possible. This may be a short post, but an important one. Without any further ado, here's a highlight on the updates.

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Logistics of Wine and Fine Beverages
June 4, 2019

Two words: "fine drink" - what's the first thing to come to your mind? The odds are that wine would be your answer. Globally known and appreciated, fine wine is surprisingly sensitive and needs to be transported and stored with care.

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Cold Chain Technology
May 28, 2019

With such a large amount of temperature-sensitive products being transported daily all around the world, cold chain technology has developed a lot over the years. Now, how do we use the technology we have available to us?

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Logmore Is Now a Member of AIPIA
May 23, 2019

We're pleased to say that Logmore is now a part of AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association. AIPIA’s mission is to decimate supply chain costs, reduce waste and increase its members profitability by the implementation of hi-tech solutions in packaging. Does that sound familiar?

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4 Tips for Fresh Produce Spoilage Reduction (Part 2/2)
May 21, 2019

In our previous article in this series, we tackled everything one would need to know about food spoilage: What it is, what causes it, and why it is such a global problem. But how exactly can food spoilage, particularly within the supply chain, be reduced or halted completely? The amount of fresh produce and food in general that never reaches the consumer is absurd and needs to be dealt with.

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Logmore Feature: Model One
May 16, 2019

While our model Three isn't a "Logmore Feature" in itself, model One Logmore QR tags can claim to be so. It sports the same sensor capabilities as our standard rugged model, but the tiny price tag and modifications make it distinct in its benchmark group: a true data logger that can be used for real end-to-end monitoring.

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Food Spoilage is a Bigger Problem Than You Think (Part 1/2)
May 14, 2019

Food spoilage is a major issue in our economy today. When one thinks about food spoilage, they often think of how food goes bad in homes. It is indeed an issue. Nearly 150,000 tons of food is thrown away in households every day in the US alone. This could measure up to a third of the calories that Americans consume. Out of all types of food, fruit and vegetables are the most likely to be thrown away. While there are certainly things one can do to combat this in our own households, a bigger issue is arising. From farm to store, supply chains are struggling with a food waste issue as well, and it’s on a global scale.

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Logmore Feature: Model Three
May 9, 2019

Alright, the Logmore QR tag model Three is not a feature in itself but a product. However, it packs such an amount of features that it is definitely worth talking about in more detail.

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RFID vs QR as a Data Transmission Method
May 7, 2019

One of the big questions we're asked before a customer buying our data loggers is "why QR and not RFID?" While we're obviously biased as a company, here's a personal explanation, as objectively as possible.

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Logmore Feature: Flasher
May 2, 2019

In the fourth part of our series on Logmore Features, we come to talk about another Logmore innovation, the Logmore Flasher. As the name indicates, it is based on flashing a light rapidly, but what is the reason for this? Well, like many other Logmore innovations, it has to do with data transmission. Now let's dig into it.

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7 Reasons Data Logging is Your Company’s Hero
April 30, 2019

Current AI is like a giant game of telephone. Devices are connected to each other and to available data through the internet of things. You’re probably familiar with it. It’s how you can change the temperature on your thermostat when you’re on vacation out of state. How your home security system can send you a notification if your front door is open. How your phone can recognise which song you are listening to and give you the title and performer without you even asking it. Data is logged and sent to various databases, and that data is used to make sure you get the information you need for a given circumstance. Without data, AI can’t act. In fact, what's slowing down most companies from fully utilising current AI technology is a lack of organised data. Without a doubt, data logging is essential to business success, and here’s why...

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Logmore Becomes the Recommended Solution for Pharmacies in Finland
April 29, 2019

We participated in the Finnish Pharmacy Event Apteekkari2019, where the Association of Finnish Pharmacies officially started recommending Logmore as the service for pharmacy temperature monitoring. Since vaccines and other pharma products are very temperature sensitive and the requirements set by the industry are strict, we're both humble and grateful for the honor.

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