It has been brought to the authors' attention that some statements in our Concluding Remarks of Article 5 may be interpreted to indicate that by using an Artificial Neural Network (ANN), it may be possible to use less than one sensor per pallet to implement an effective First Expiring First Out (FEFO) solution, which is not our intention.
We emphasize the fact that at least one sensor per pallet is required for effective FEFO solutions. The ANN concept discussion is stating that in some instances, sensors are not needed at the inner core of the pallet to predict that temperature. For ANN, several sensors around the outside of each pallet can predict the pallet core temperature, and may even provide valuable information on how much heat is being generated by live fresh fruit and vegetables, which through respiration are creating heat.
We want to add acknowledgement and thanks to Intelleflex Corporation, ProWare Services LLC and Franwell Inc. for their funding and support of studies referenced in §2, and their permission to use data from these studies, specifically for figures two through seven of §2.
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