ShockWatch Launches New Web Store

ShockWatch, a manufacturer of impact, tilt and temperature monitors and data loggers, just opened its first online store. “The addition of this Web store makes it even easier for our clients to order the indicators or recorders they need, when they need them – even if it’s 3 AM at … read more /

ShockWatch Awarded GSA Contract

ShockWatch, a provider of impact, temperature and tilt monitors and indicators has just been awarded a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This contract allows government agencies, including the U.S. military, to streamline their purchases from ShockWatch. “Now government agencies can purchase ShockWatch monitoring solutions directly from the … read more /

Supply Chain Risk Tops Business Concerns

The number one concern among international CEOs is supply chain failure, according to the recent 2014 Chubb Multinational Risk Survey. Supply chain risks trumped the year’s staggering cyber security breaches, global political upsets and increasing regulations. Chubb indicates that 52 percent of the U.S. and Canadian companies surveyed plan to … read more /

Harnessing the Human Factor

“We have families, too.” Many years ago, a Chicago-area grocery store used that statement in an ad campaign touting its attention to quality. The point applies to cargo handlers, too, yet, “Ninety-percent of all cold chain problems are due to human error,” according to Melissa Germain, assistant director of cold … read more /

New ColdMark2 Indicator Lowers Temperature Threshold to 0°C

ShockWatch just introduced a new version of the ColdMark2  that activates at a temperature threshold of 0°C.  With this new, lower temperature indicator, you’ll know conclusively whether your products were exposed to freezing, potentially damaging, temperatures. By understanding the actual conditions products experience, you gain the insights you need to … read more /

New ShockWatch Seafood Indicator Tracks Breaches Above 3°C

The new ShockWatch Seafood Indicator is designed specifically for seafood in reduced oxygen packaging. By indicating temperature breaches above 3°C, it assures shippers and seafood sellers that the seafood they sell their clients has been handled properly or, if temperature excursions occur, flags the products for greater scrutiny. The ShockWatch … read more /

Say Cheese!

Another video featuring a package delivery person behaving badly made the national news in April. This time the culprit worked not for an esteemed parcel delivery service but for the U.S. Postal Service. While the private services fired workers who chucked packages over fences and onto patios, the USPS disciplined … read more /

Monitoring Supports Continuous Improvement

It’s a common problem. Companies launch a LEAN improvement initiative, make progress, and then backslide. A year or two later they may be in a worse position than when they started the project. The problem, though, isn’t with LEAN. It’s with the sporadic nature of initiatives. Achieving continuous improvement takes … read more /

ShockWatch Acquires ShockLog Impact and Environmental Recorders

Media Recovery, Inc., a portfolio company of Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC), announced the acquisition by its ShockWatch division of ShockLog Impact and Environmental Recorders from The IMC Group, a manufacturer of electronic and mechanical instrumentation headquartered in Letchworth, United Kingdom. Terms of the transaction, which was completed on December 31, … read more /

ShockWatch Appoints Larry Zaiter as Cold Chain National Sales Manager

Larry Zaiter was promoted to ShockWatch Cold Chain National Sales Manager effective January 1, 2014.  Since joining the ShockWatch sales team in January 2008, he has served as a Regional Sales Manager promoting Impact, Tilt and Temperature product lines.  Larry successfully implemented new ShockWatch Damage Prevention Programs in retail and … read more /