Articles by Jim Bacon
Jim is Senior Director, Global Demand Planning & Customer Operations at Grifols, Inc, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Reporting to the President – Sales & Commercial Operations, Jim has responsibility for Global S&OP Demand Management, international customer operations and logistics, and is a resident expert on cold chain management.
Jim has oversight of 3PL operations in Canada and as Grifols expands its’ business worldwide, continues to provide direction in this area. Jim also participates in an advisory capacity for continuous improvement with our partner providers including Envirotainer, and also for IQPC Cold Chain and is a member of the PDA-PCCIG.
Jim has presented on cold chain best practices at IQPC Cold Chain events in the US, Canada, and Europe and has been published in various industry publications featuring Talecris.
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
6th Annual Bio/Pharma Cold Chain China
InterContinental Pudong Shanghai ???????????, Shanghai , China
April 14- 16, 2015
3rd Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit - Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
May 18- 20, 2015
Global Pharma Supply Chain Exchange 2015
July 13- 14, 2015
The Cold Chain Open House: Good Distribution Practice & Temperature- Controlled Logistics
October 28, 2014
Comparing Apples & Oranges: A Step by Step Guide to Thermal Packaging Selection
June 10, 2014