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October 15 - 18, 2019
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Cold Chain Global Forum 2019 - Past Attendee List

Find out who you will meet and learn from this September with our past attendee list!

Whitepapers & Reports

Supplying Next Generation Medicines

The personalized medicines market – which tailors drugs and treatments to the individual patient – is expected to reach revenues of $149 billion by 2020, according to Pharmaceutical Commerce. And the rising use of biosimilars – a biologic medical product that is a near-identical copy of an original product by...

Clinical Trial Supply 2018 Report: The Quest To Shrink Wastage Levels

In meeting the growth ahead for clinical trials there must be a focus on efficiency as their supply already suffers from major issues with wastage levels. This is lack of control is problematic with the rising public scrutiny on spending by pharmaceutical companies.Forecasting and demand planning When sites are under...

From Production to Patients: Optimizing the Last Mile of the Supply Chain

Though life sciences companies see value across the full supply chain, it’s the last mile that matters the most to the customer. When customers can’t get what they want when they want it due to product loss, theft, spoilage, counterfeiting or other disruptions, it can be incredibly damaging to a...

Pharma Logistics Compliance 2018 Report

This whitepapers covers the latest pharmaceutical logistics regulatory developments around the globe related to FMD, MHRA, ICH Q12, PACMP, GMP, DSCSA and more! Designed specifically to keep you up to date with key developments that we believe with shape the compliance agenda over the next year, key developments that you...

Change & Collaboration in Pharma Logistics

Pharma is one of the most conservative industries –namely due to the fact that its products are high risk – very influential to the health, well-being and survival of their consumers. Regulations must be met to ensure that medicine quality and patient safety is protected. Therefore any changes, be it...

Blockchain Adoption in Pharma Supply

Experts have asserted that despite recent developments, pharmaceutical supply chains are still far from reaching their full technological potential. However, Blockchain holds significant promise to advance the digital strength of medicine supply. In this whitepaper, we explore:What is blockchain and how can it be applied to cold chain?Who in life...

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Cold Chain Logistics & Blockchain Tech

By 2020, pharma cold chain logistics spend is predicted to exceed $16 billion. Despite this huge investment, Pharmaceutical supply chains still face tremendous challenges. We sat down with keynote speaker Jack Shaw, Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council, Technology Futurist to discuss this and the following:-Blockchain's direct impact on...

Healthcare Reform & the Future of the Pharma Supply Chain

We sat down with David Merrit, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategy, America's Health Insurance Plans to discuss Healthcare Reform. He said "The Trump Administration has put a very bright spotlight on rising prescription drug costs... Their focus has been on reducing regulation, increasing competition, and reducing what...

The ELD Mandate & Cold Chain

We sat down with one of our keynote speakers Bill Mahorney, Chief, Enforcement Division, FMCSA, Department of Transportation. As one of the key players responsible for enforcing the ELD Mandate, Bill will be addressing how this new law will affect the supply chain, logging books, hours of service regulations and...

The Autonomous Supply Chain is Coming

Ahead of the 16th Global Forum taking place September 24-28, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, we sat down with keynote speaker Tom Bonkenburg, Director, European Operations, St. Onge Company to discuss:How robotics are impacting the the pharma supply chain sector specificallyCommon barriers to automation adoption and how to overcome themWhat life...

Videos

End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility Video

It's been determined that visibility can provide a number of returns for pharma firms. Find out what areas need more visibility in this video.

Optimizing the Last Mile of the Supply Chain: Highlights From Our 2018 "From Production to Patients" Report

Haven't read our "From Production to Patients" Report? Check out this video that highlights key results from the 150+ pharma logistics leaders surveyed.

2017 Presentations

Make your Data Work Hard for You Part 2

An overview of Eli Lilly’s Initiatives for Increasingly Effective Lane Data Analysis. Hear how Eli Lilly is using climate data to design containers for the varying seasons through simulations & pilots. Find out how to use weather data to come up with test profiles and gather lane data in a...

Make your Data Work Hard for You Part 1

You Work Hard to Get your Data, Now Make your Data Work Hard for You! Hear how BMS is characterizing lanes for shipping through gathering detailed shock & vibration data. Review their goal to eliminate the need to ship actual product PQ. Presentation by Carolyn Williamson, Principal Packaging Engineer, Bristol-Myers...

USP <1079> and the Evolution of GDP

Review the increased globalization of the pharmaceutical industry and its impact on the handling, storage, and distribution of products.Take a life cycle management approach to quality, ranging from material procurement to manufacturing to delivery of a final product to the patientEnsure each activity in the distribution of a product is...

Building an Organizational Standard

Create a global team between quality, supply chain, logistics, and packaging to streamline transportation challenges yielding cost savings Implement governance and address the nuances in global GDP regulations by setting an internal standard at the most stringent levelComplete a GAP analysis of your different product lines to determine where issues...

Managing Contingencies during End-to-End Distribution

Discuss at-home and in-clinic portable 2-8°C and CRT storage, with continuous real-time temperature monitoring and inventory management using RFID technologyEnd to end traceability and excursion management leads for efficient QA oversight and release which can be achieved from point of manufacture, packaging through patient treatment Review logistical route planning and...

Import/Export Complexities in the Indian & APAC Regions

Discuss methods for working around customs challenges leading to potential shipment delaysHow to best interpret the regulations and remain compliant from API’s to finished drug productsHow to work closely with your supply chain partners to ensure SOP’s are being met in these regionsHear about potentially temp controlled warehousing options within...

Integrated Risk Management Framework

Proactively minimize risks to patients, operations, and supply chain through early identification, detection and mitigationEnd-to-end risk review and control of products throughout the supply chainDrive continual improvement throughout the product and process lifecycle to ensure a reliable supply of quality products to patients Leverage risk management tools to make risk...

DSCSA’s Impact on Global Supply Chain

Examine the full scope of DSCSA requirements and top international serialization deadlines that are looming How can logistics professionals support serialization teams past the 2017 deadlineWhat application does serialization technology have for temperature monitoring? Can they work in tandem?Predicting how a post-serialized world will affect the pharma supply chainPresentation by...

Optimization with Pallet Solutions

Evaluation of existing and potential passive and active pallet shipping solutions Walk through analysis of pallet solutions utilizing criteria such as cost savings, ergonomics, and additional supply initiativesReview the expedited customization process of a standard product offering to meet ergonomic and performance requirementsOverview of the implementation strategy and the opportunities...

Health Canada Guide-0069 - Regulatory Provisions

Review guidelines for products in transit: stability data requirements and temperature mappingDiscuss the regulatory scope of temperature monitoring for CRT Hear recommended approaches for risk evaluation and mitigation and analyze examples of compliance and non-complianceTake a look at what Roche implement locally to distribute to our Canadian customers to fulfill...

Addressing Unmet Medical Needs through Industry Collaboration

Review the international landscape of rare disease treatment & new medicines entering the supply chain to treat them How have regulations in both the US & abroad impacted the industry’s ability to reach patientsDiscuss how new technological innovations and supply chain collaboration can make reaching challenging markets more feasibleWhere is...

Evaluating the Cost and Operational Efficiency of Greener Packaging Insulation Materials

Presentation by Beth Ruland, Associate Director, Global, Packaging Technology, Bristol Myers-Squibb. Key topic areas include:Explore how and why Bristol-Myers Squibb switched from foam to polypropylene insulation for a 2-8 vial productAssess the quality and environmental benefits of switching from foam insulation Quantify the significant cost savings derived from gaining increased...