Warehouse (temperature) mapping
Regulators in these countries require that warehouse operators “map” the temperature and relative humidity profile of facilities where environmentally sensitive life science products are stored.
Mapping includes the following general steps:
- Review of product sensitivity
- Creation of a validation plan
- Identification of risk areas
- Review of warehouse general structure
- Review of warehouse setup (flow of product and product areas)
- Protocol development
- Monitoring of areas over a short-selected period (cold or hot season, or both (recommended))
- Data analysis and recommendations
In addition to meeting regulations, warehouse mapping can offer cost savings for your business: Warehouses that are not mapped tend to have too many or the wrong type of temperature and humidity monitors, and they use these in the wrong locations. Incorrect temperature and humidity monitoring may result in conditions causing product loss, inefficient use of manpower, and expensive corrective actions. Placing the right number of monitors in the right locations reduces labour and product loss, and increases efficiency and responsiveness to quality issues.
Our experienced team members can review your facility needs and provide you guidance and support in mapping your warehouse. We can further assist in providing cost effective solutions and recommendations for your ongoing monitoring concerns.