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 The UK's leading conference on Cold Chain Distribution returns for its 5th consecutive year, and brings together leading industry experts to share and discuss the latest developments in the field, as well as relating personal experiences and professional case studies.

Due to the increasing effects of globalization and the necessity of international operations, there is a now a greater need for goods to be delivered safety and quickly between different geographic locations. This need is no more realised than in the Pharmaceutical sector; where sensitive, high value or hazardous materials are regularly shipped around the world, often travelling through a wide range of external environmental conditions.
This year the SMi Group's conference on Cold Chain Distribution aims to explore risk management strategies, new rules and regulations and how to prepare for their inception, as well as a review of new technologies available to the market, with in-depth discussions and case study presentations from the key industry players.
 

  
 Why not attend the associated workshop as well?

Associated with the conference there will be a half-day workshop on "Cold Chain Challenges, Risk Management and Lessons Learned: Case Studies", taking place on 30th November. 
This highly interactive workshop will consist of a series of case studies on failed cold chain clinical supplies shipments, and aims to cover risk management, risk mitigation strategies, and a “Lessons Learned” presentation on the workshop outcomes. This will be led by Steven Jacobs, President of Global BioPharm Solutions, LLC.  To see more information about the workshop, please see the workshop page
 
 

 
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Cold Chain Distribution 2010 will provide an outlook on;

  • New upcoming rules and regulations within the cold supply chain
  • How these rules will affect global operations
  • New technology innovations in packaging, monitoring, and throughout the cold chain
  • Risk management
  • Techniques to overcome challenges faced in cold chain logistic
  • Security threats faced during transport of cold chain goods
  • and implementing sustainable business processes

 

 

You should attend if you are involved in; 

  • Cold Chain Operations
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Logistics Engineering
  • Business Support
  • Global Compliance and Quality Assurance
  • International Operations
  • Transportation, Logistics and Business Services
  • Demand Planning
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
  • Procurement

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & coffee

9:00 Chairman's opening remarks

Ray Goff

Ray Goff, Director Vaccine Research, Pfizer

9:10 TRANSPORTATION DELAYS CONTINGENCY PLANS

Elvia Quiroz Loriega

Elvia Quiroz Loriega, Cold Chain & Shipping Validation Specialist, Pfizer

  • Do we really need one?  It is helpful?
  • The unpredictability of transit delays
  • operational qualification results, risk approach and Customs procedures
  • The main points of a contingency plan
  • The benefits for all involved parties
  • 9:50 RISK-BASED SUPPLY MODELLING IN CLINICAL TRIALS

    Vladimir Anisimov

    Vladimir Anisimov, Director, Research Statistics Unit, GlaxoSmithkline

  • Main uncertainties and risks in CT supply chain process
  • Predictive patient recruitment modelling tool
  • Risk-based supply predictive modelling
  • Software tools for supply modelling
  • 10:30 Morning coffee

    11:00 RECOGNISING AND MANAGING RISK WITHIN INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL DISTRIBUTION

  • Identifying the risks involved with international pharmaceutical distribution
  • Impact of advancements in aviation security on cold-chain distribution
  • Evaluation of risk assessment tools and improvement planning
  • Tony Prince

    Tony Prince, Development Manager, Kuehne + Nagel Ltd

    11:40 CASE STUDY: CLINICAL TRIALS IN THE NETHERLANDS

    Ray Goff

    Ray Goff, Director Vaccine Research, Pfizer

  • The largest, most complex trial to date
  • Challenges faced
  • Eliminating excursions
  • Key Results and  Lessons Learned
  • 12:20 Networking lunch

    13:50 UTILIZING IVRS FOR EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF CLINICAL SUPPLIES

    Scott Wong

    Scott Wong, IVRS Clinical Management, Celgene

  • Leveraging IVR / IWR systems to maximize efficiencies in the clinical supply chain to ensure timely delivery of medication to actively recruiting sites
  • Making the most use out of randomisation and dosing schemes to reduce wastage
  • Using various predictive supply strategies to minimize shipment costs
  • Applying the latest IVR / IWR technology to effectively collect real time trial data
  • 14:30 IMPLEMENTATION OF A TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED AIR SUPPLY CHAIN

    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards, Global Freight Manager, Actavis

  • Case-by-case basis
  • Level of importance
  • Delivery distance
  • The ambient supply chain
  • 15:10 ACTIVE AND PASSIVE CONTAINERS FROM A RISK MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE

    Dominic Hyde

    Dominic Hyde, Managing Director, MBI Aero (Formerly Chief Operating Officer at Envirotainer)

  • A comparative risk assessment of Active and Passive reusable containers
  • A probability and impact assessment of identified risks
  • Guidance on addressing risk
  • 15:50 Chairman’s closing remarks

    8:30 Re-registration & coffee

    9:00 Chairman's opening remarks

    Nigel Cryer

    Nigel Cryer, Interim Corporate Quality, Norgine

    9:10 QA AUDIT IN COLD CHAIN: THE ITALIAN SCENARIO

    Maurizio Caschera

    Maurizio Caschera, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Sanofi Pasteur MSD

  • Overview on the Italian distribution system: the pharmaceutical company, warehouses, couriers, transit points, wholesalers
  • An audit based on...
  • Law compliance: which can be the main requirements?
  • Risks assessment and prevention on the goods delivered
  • A flexible approach
  • What are the possible added values of an audit to the pharmaceutical company?
  • 9:50 EVALUATING OCEAN FREIGHT SHIPPING

    Nigel Cryer

    Nigel Cryer, Interim Corporate Quality, Norgine

  • As a viable alternative to road, rail, and air
  • As a cost saving method
  • The risks and benefits 
  • 10:30 Morning coffee

    11:00 EFFICIENT SHIPPING LANE QUALIFICATION USING HISTORIC DATA

    Herbert Ernst

    Herbert Ernst, Life Sciences Program Manager Professional Services, Sensitech

  • Discussion of possibilities to increase the efficiency of Qualification measures of Cold Chain elements in a shipping lane
  • Discussion of methods, benefits on risks in utilization existing/historic cold chain data for qualification purposes
  • Discussion of relevance of clean data collection process for traceable cold chain data allowing meaningful conclusions
  • 11:40 INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES

    Toni Campione

    Toni Campione, Operations Specialist - Global Logistics, Celgene

  • Developing a Global Logistics strategy
  • Temperature Controlled Challenges
  • Shipment Strategies:  Direct to Site vs. Depot
  • Depot Management and Importation Considerations
  • Returns and Destruction Strategies
  • 12:20 Networking lunch

    13:50 ‘CONTROLLED ROOM TEMPERATURE’ VS. ‘AMBIENT TEMPERATURE’ - THE REAL CHALLENGE

    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram Eshel, Director, Global (International) Shipping & Logistics, Teva

  • Regulatory & QA aspects
  • Operational aspects
  • Case studies and practical examples
  • What are the challenges for the LSP’s and international carriers?
  • What can the industry do?
  • 14:30 ANTI-COUNTERFEITING: FROM BELGIUM TO BURKINA FASO

    Mark Davison

    Mark Davison, CEO, Blue Sphere Health (Formely Global Director at SICPA)

  • Integration of product security with overall strategy
  • Methods of product tracking and authentication
  • Differences in security approach between countries and regions
  • 15:10 Afternoon tea

    15:40 THE GS1 SYSTEM OF STANDARDS

    Roger Lamb

    Roger Lamb, Healthcare Manager, GS1 UK

  • Department of Health Coding For Success initiative
  • GS1 standards in the Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Global UMI and UDI initiative
  • 16:20 PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR PHARMACEUTICALS COLD CHAIN

    Gérald Cavalier

    Gérald Cavalier, Executive Director, Cemafroid

  • Cold chain solutions for health products
  • Continuous temperature traceability
  • Practical implementation tools
  • Controls along the cold chain
  • 17:00 Chairman’s closing remarks and close of conference

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