Articles by Jim Bacon
Jim has 25 years of Pharmaceutical Industry experience and is currently working with Stay Cool Logistics Consulting. Previously, he acted as Head of Global Demand Planning and International Logistics for Grifols North America (formerly Talecris Biptherapeutics, formerly Bayer Biological Products) .
Jim has been an active contributor and speaker for IQPC Cold Chain for the past 10 years and is a recognized and acknowledged industry expert in the area of Pharma Cold Chain Logistics, providing leadership for ex-US freight forwarding and logistics, including Supply Chain activities and consulting, 3PL oversight of Canadian operations, and champions improved safety and integrity of product during the shipping process.
Also, as an Advisory Board member for American Aerogel, Jim focuses on providing industry and customer perspective advice on new business development, marketing and corporate strategy. As a stretch client, Jim provides technical and logistics advice to our providers (including American Airlines, Envirotainer, Sensitech, Skelton Truck Lines, Sonoco, UTi, United Airlines, Whitley Logistics) and is a requested speaker, providing innovative approaches to cold chain by promoting collaborative partner relationships, for IQPC and other Cold Chain industry events. He has been published in various industry journals.
Wouldn’t it be great if roles and responsibilities by all parties involved in a shipment were completely understood and agreed to? All too often, an excursion can be attributed to some form of human error and more often than not this occurs during a transfer or hand-off from one service provider to another. I have addressed this issue in many presentations over the past many years,...Full Article »
Dear readers and colleagues in the Pharma Cold Chain arena, I am pleased to be initiating a regular article with Cold Chain IQ, discussing the issues, challenges, and opportunities of shipping temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products throughout the cold chain from manufacturer to end-customers. As many of you know, I will draw from my many years of...Full Article »
Dear readers and colleagues in the Pharma Cold Chain arena, I am pleased to be initiating a regular article with Cold Chain IQ, discussing the issues, challenges, and opportunities of shipping temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products throughout the cold chain from manufacturer to end-customers. As many of you know, I will draw from my many years of experience and...Full Article »
In this interview Jim Bacon, Senior Director, Global Demand Planning at GRIFOLS Inc., shares his insights on collaboration in the cold chain and taking a core team approach. Cold Chain IQ: Broadly speaking, what are the key tenets of the "Core Team" approach? The Core Team follows the idea that expertise is diverse. Therefore if you can assemble responsible experts from your providers...Full Article »
In this exclusive interview Jim Bacon, Senior Director, Global Demand Planning & Customer Operations GRIFOLS, Inc., speaks to Andrea Charles from Cold Chain IQ ahead of the 13th annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit - Canada . Bacon discusses why supply chain collaboration is the cornerstone of good cold chain management and shares his 5 step plan for successful...Full Article »
Jim Bacon, Senior Director, Grifols Demand Planning & International Customer Operations - US Office, at Grifols, Inc, shares his insights on the key opportunities to develop a robust risk management process in the life sciences supply chain and his top tip on how to create a successful cold chain program in your organisation. What are the key challenges for...Full Article »
As a prelude to the panel he will be moderating at the 10 th Cold Chain Global Forum , Senior Director of Global Demand Planning & Customer Operations Grifols Inc. Jim Bacon , joins Cold Chain IQ to give us his thoughts on partner collaboration in cold chain - the concept of cold chain suppliers partnering to offer a unified service/solution. Have your say and take part in our quick partner...Full Article »
Jim Bacon, Senior Director, Global Demand Planning & Customer Operations Grifols Inc., joined Cold Chain IQ, to discuss the need for partnership and collaboration in the cold chain and shares his do's and don'ts for finding and selecting a cold chain logistics provider. Cold Chain IQ: Why is further collaboration essential for a successful pharmaceutical cold chain? J Bacon:...Full Article »Events of Interest