Smart Monitoring System Design for Perishable Food Supply Chain Management Based on IoT in Bangladesh
Background: Quality monitoring and control of perishable food products is an ongoing issue along with the food supply chain management in Bangladesh. A large amount of perishable food products is being wasted every day in the storage process due to poor management and insufficient monitoring systems. Environmental factors like – temperature, humidity, light, air quality and microorganisms in closed storage environments may lead to quick food spoilage. An IoT based smart monitoring system can be introduced to monitor all these factors more effectively.
Objective: This paper addresses the application of an IoT based automated smart system to monitor environmental variations in a closed food storage area.
Method: The method applied is combining four Arduino microcontroller compatible sensors. The sensors will monitor the surroundings and trigger sever-al environmental controlling devices. The whole system can be observed from a mobile application.
Result: With the ongoing research, it is expected that the system can help to maintain the quality of perishable foods stored in a closed storage area as well as giving it longer shelf life.
Keywords: Mobile Application, IoT, Supply Chain Management, Perishable Food, Food Shelf Life.