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access management

Enables account administrators to control user access.

admin user

A user with permission to make changes in the system, for example, add, assign, edit, and delete.

API

Application Programming Interface. A software intermediary that allows two applications to talk with each other.

API (Pharmaceutical)

Active pharmaceutical ingredient.

at destination

Shipment is close to the delivery point or is at the destination.

at origin

The start button has been pushed on the logger, but the shipment has not left the geofence.

average (avg.) release time

The average number of days from when a shipment is delivered until it is closed.

average Duration [hrs/d]

The average time a shipment stayed at a certain point of interest.

average temperature

Average of the temperature reading sent from loggers every 10 minutes during a shipment.

battery level

Refers to the level of stored potential energy in a device’s battery.

boundary

A temperature level and time limit rule, set by the customer. Examples of boundaries are "Upper" and "Lower."

charging station

The charger for loggers with low battery levels. The charging station can charge a maximum of five loggers at once. An LED light indicates whether the station is in use or not.

collection severity

For cases with more than one shipment with the same Shipment Reference number, this field shows the highest severity of those shipments.

consignee/CNEE

The recipient of a shipment, but not necessarily the final destination. Could be a third-party courier handling last-mile delivery.

damage notification

A notification alert from the Supply Chain Monitoring (SCM) system where a logger has breached a notification severity boundary but has not yet breached into a full temperature excursion.

delivered

The stop button on the logger has been pressed, and the status changed in the Controlant system.

delivery method

A method specified in the system. Determines when the logger stops recording data for the shipment. The available methods are Auto (Geofence), Button, Specify time, Geofence OR Button, and Geofence AND Button. Also known as the "Stop method." Both methods are equivalent.

duration of release process

The number of days from the time that a shipment is delivered until it is closed.

en route

A shipment that is currently traveling between origin and destination. Also referred to as: "In Transit" or "Shipping."

EOL

End of life. In the context of manufacturing and product lifecycles, it is the final stages of a product's existence.

event

Any single action logged by a logger monitoring a shipment, e.g., a milestone reached, a button pressed, an alarm detected, a comment made.

event log

List of events related to a specific shipment.

exception

An incident where a defined shipment parameter is no longer met, such as temperature setting, transportation route, or mode.

firmware

A type of software that is embedded directly in a piece of hardware to make the hardware work as intended. At Controlant, it manages the logger's monitoring and USB upload functions. The Firmware is considered a component of the device itself.

freeze-thaw cycle

Freeze-thaw cycles are used to track how many times the temperature has gone below the freezing point as defined for the product and has gone above the freezing point again. The number of times a product can thaw and freeze again (i.e., number of freeze-thaw cycles) without affecting its efficacy differs by product.

geofence

The geofence is the area around the shipping or receiving site where the device is considered at origin or destination. Different geofence radiuses — between 1–15 kilometers — can be selected in the Supply Chain Monitoring (SCM) system.

GFF

Global Freight Forwarder.

GPS

Global Positioning System.

idle time

Amount of time the shipment has been idle in one location.

ignore period

A configurable period where the logger is instructed not to report the temperature data either at the start or end of a shipment.

incident period

The duration of an incident in which date and time is referred to in connection with a starting point and end point. These are based on visibly detected failure events.

inspection

Area where a quality representative can make comments on the shipment’s status. The character limit is 500.

in transit

A shipment that is currently traveling between origin and destination. Also referred to as: "En Route" or "Shipping."

IoT

Internet of Things. The collective network of connected devices and the technology facilitates communication between devices and the Cloud, as well as between the devices themselves.

lane

The route between the origin location and the final destination location.

last exception

The last exception notified.

last location

The last physical location at which the shipment registered an alarm or an alarm was triggered.

last location type

Type of location where the shipment was last logged.

last reported

The last location where coordinates were checked.

leg

A part of a lane between two location points (if en route) or a specific location (if stationary).

leg type

Type of location (if stationary) or description of status (if en route).

light event

The Saga logger has a light sensor positioned below the display. The device measures light intensity every 10 seconds and compares the last measurement value to the current one. It reports a light event if it reaches a certain threshold in change.

location

The geographical position of a logger visible on maps in the Supply Chain Monitoring (SCM) user interface.

logger list

The left-hand control in the "Loggers" view in the Supply Chain Monitoring (SCM) system, providing several filter options and a list of loggers that match the currently selected filters.

long-term drift (LTD)

Also known as long-term stability. The measured reading of the amount of change at the same pressure and ambient conditions over a given period. LTD is typically quoted as an annual figure.

LSP

Logistics Service Provider. A company that provides supply chain management services to other companies, such as transportation, warehousing, or distribution services.

M2M

Machine to machine. Expression used to describe any technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans.

manual upload

Data upload method via USB. Used whenever the measurement data cannot be automatically uploaded to the Cloud.

MKT

Mean Kinetic Temperature. Its levels are a measurement of fluctuations in temperature during the storage or transit of perishable goods.

notification

A severity level used to indicate when temperature is approaching levels which, if reached, impacts product quality. The levels may be low, medium, or high.

packaging type

Type of packaging used for the shipment.

permissions

A generic term for the roles or account level required for a given action. Example: “Have the required permissions to view shipments.”

point of destination

The arrival point of the shipment.

point of origin

The departure point of the shipment.

product

The "base" unit which contains a specific reference, as well as some defining properties, such as transport condition and stability budget.

product entry

A product that has been associated with a shipment. There can be multiple Product Entries of each Product in each shipment. Each Product Entry can be differentiated by a unique combination of references or properties.

properties

A list of attributes distinctive to the particular shipment.

report

The types of reports are shipment reports, delivery reports, and temperature reports.

right first time

In supply chain management, Right First Time (RFT) typically refers to shipments that need no manual intervention or rework. In Controlant's Right First Time dashboard, RFT is defined as shipments that are automatically delivered and closed in Controlant's Supply Chain Monitoring system.

severity

Classifies exceptions into severity categories depending on predefined criteria from lowest severity to highest severity for a single shipment. An attribute of the boundary usually used to name and differentiate the boundaries as set by the customer. Severity levels are Low, Medium, and High.

shipment

Loggers are assigned to shipments by the customer. The customer can create a shipment in the Create a Shipment button in the lower left corner of the user interface. Shipments can have the following statuses: created, ready, shipped, delivered, closed, and deleted.

shipment duration

Duration (in hours) per event or shipment as a whole.

shipment list

Available in the right-hand control in the shipment views. It provides a number of tabs that each show shipments that meet a specific set of filters and the shipment search form. The tabs are Active, Inspection, Preparation, Closed, and Search.

shipment log

A centralized place where it is possible to view various shipment data recorded over a period of time.

shipment progress

Portion of distance traveled (in km) from origin.

shipment reference number

The reference number for a shipment.

shipping

A shipment that is currently traveling between origin and destination. Also referred to as: "en route" or "in transit."

shipping

A shipment that is currently traveling between origin and destination. Also referred to as: "En Route" or "In Transit."

signal strength

A measure of how well the data is transmitted.

single logger view

A view showing a single logger. Includes tabs for sub-views such as Info, Chart, and Data.

single shipment view

A view showing a single shipment. Includes tabs for sub-views such as Info, Chart, Properties, Data, and Comments.

stability data

States that a product can encounter an excursion on a certain temperature range for a certain amount of time and can still be released to the market.

start button

The logger is awakened from the Standby Mode by pressing and holding this button. The shipment to which the logger is assigned is started.

start method

The method that is specified in the system which determines when the logger starts recording data for the shipment. The available start methods are Auto (Geofence), Button, Specify time, and Geofence OR Button.

stop button

An Event is registered by pressing the Stop button.

stop method

The method that is specified in the system determines when the logger stops recording data for the shipment. The available start methods are Auto (Geofence), Button, Specify time, Geofence OR Button, and Geofence AND Button. Also known as the Delivery method. Both methods are equivalent.

supply chain

The flow of goods and/or services from a point of origin to a point of destination.

tab

A category of items on the user interface (UI).

temperature exception

Temperature is above or below the set limits for the shipment.

temperature range (groups)

Temperature as defined in the Supply Chain Monitoring (SCM) system with subsequent group mapping for reporting purposes.

thermal cargo blanket

A fitted sheet encased around a pallet of goods used in shipments. Thermal cargo blankets are used in the distribution of pharmaceuticals (in particular, international air cargo shipments) and non-refrigerated Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) products.

transportation mode

Transportation mode as defined in the Supply Chain Monitoring system with subsequent group mapping for reporting purposes.

UAT

User Acceptance Test.

UI

User Interface. Also referred to as web interface.

view

A view is a page in the user interface with the primary purpose of displaying information. Examples include single shipment view, single logger view, and locations view.