The TempTRIP time/temperature monitoring system from TempTRIP, LLC incorporates three basic components: RFID smart cards, RFID reader with optional integrated barcode scanner and the Internet. The first step involves helping users set up an online profile, which includes shipping, storage and receiving-point data plus temperature configurations, as well as which parties are allowed to see the results. The smart cards are activated by the user using the RFID reader at dispatch. The user places a smart card into some of the containers before they leave the facility. When the containers reach their destination, the smart cards are stopped and the data is uploaded. Results are sent by USB to a dedicated page on the Internet. The system makes it easy to connect the temperature data to the shipment reference for more valuable data reporting and analysis.