Cool Chain Excellence Awards 

Cool Chain Excellence Awards
Every January, outstanding contributions in temperature control logistics and QA are recognised at the industry's only awards for the pharmaceutical cold chain industry. The Cool Chain Excellence Awards are open to temperature control professionals world-wide in the pharmaceutical and life science industries.

Nominations are made by the industry, for the industry. The awards not only recognise achievements above and beyond the call of duty, but also promote and contribute to driving industry best practices in temperature control distribution. Honour your colleague's efforts and nominate them today for an Excellence Award!

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Awards DeadlineNomination Deadline: November 23rd, 2012

Aim of Cool Chain Logistics Europe Excellence Awards

When individuals or teams work hard improve certain aspects of the cold chain, it's an honour to not just be paid for the work, but to be recognised for those achievements. The Cool Chain Logistics Europe Excellence Awards have been designed to highlight key achievements made within companies and within the cold chain industry that produce outstanding results and furthers the definition of best practice.

For the Cool Chain Logistics Europe 2013 Excellence Awards. Before the January conference, the cool chain community at large will have a chance to cast a vote online.


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Awards DeadlineNomination Deadline: November 23rd, 2012

How does it work?

  • The winners will be chosen by our public voting system and expert judging panel
  • Nominations close on 23rd November 2012
  • Online voting then starts on 7th December 2012
  • Winners are announced at Cool Chain Logistics Europe in Basel

Winners Cool Chain Excellence Awards 2012

Logistic Partner of the Year Award
Kuehne+Nagel - Global Cold Chain Training to Improve Patient Safety

Hoffmann La Roche asked all of its 3PLs to do roll out Cold Chain Training. K+N is the first external logistics supplier to execute the CCT on a global basis outside of Roche. The training programme, when completely rolled out through all of Kuehne + Nagel's GLOBAL PHARMA NETWORK, at more than 60 locations around the world, will enhance understanding of cold chain handling and benefit all of their pharma customers. By November 2011, 555 participants received the CCT training by K+N over 60 seminars. At the end of the day, this will help patients receive quality medicines. The training at K+N has opened lines of communication between the two companies that enable continuous process improvement.

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Innovation in Quality Distribution Award
Advanced Air Freight Active Container for all Temperature Ranges

The RAP e2 container draws on the benefits of the already established and proven electrical heating and compressor cooling technology. The RAP e2 container is an innovative solution that offers reduced shipping costs while still providing the same high level of quality. An Envirotainer customer says "With this new addition to the container fleet, Envirotainer deserves to win the Innovation in Quality Distribution Award. Our cooperation with Envirotainer has always been very good, and as a customer we appreciate their efficient communication through the complete chain of departments, including Sales, R&D and Operations. We find that Envirotainer works seriously with ideas coming from their customers in order to find suitable and efficient solutions. The RAP e2 is the result of a development and testing programme and incorporates Envirotainer's vast experience gained in its various fields of use, in thousands of shipments and intense testing of its smaller electrical heating and compressor cooling container. As an LD-9 sized container, suitable to fit five Euro or four US pallets, the RAP e2 container ensures seamless handling of large volume shipments throughout the supply chain."

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