The Cold Chain Chronicles (PDA/DHI Publishing) By Kevin O’Donnell Review by Andrea Charles, Cold Chain IQ www.coldchainiq.com The Cold Chain Chronicles by noted industry thought leader Kevin O’Donnell enables the reader to think outside the box about the importance of cold chain and how it relates to everyday life, especially when things go wrong. In this unique compilation of...Full Article »
Over the past decade, the food safety landscape has undergone tremendous change. In this exclusive interview Dan Vache, Vice President of Supply Chain Management for the United Fresh Produce Association speaks to Andrea Charles from Cold Chain IQ, about the growth of temperature controlled logistics and the movement to real-time monitoring. Vache also highlights the key challenges...Full Article »
In the 2nd part of this exclusive interview Nandini Bhattacharya, Senior Research Analyst , Frost & Sullivan, speaks to Cold Chain IQ about the segementation of the global radio frequency identification (RFID) cold chain market, the rise of battery-assisted passive (BAP) technology and her predictions for the next 3 -5 years. Cold Chain IQ: Your analysis showed that the...Full Article »
FSA plan to take investigation into horsemeat scandal in the food supply chain further The fact that we do not know the size and scale of the horsemeat scandal in Europe demonstrates a lack of supply chain visibility in the manufacture and distribution of processed food products. Last week, the Food Standards Agency’s director in Wales Steve Wearne said, it is likely to be...Full Article »
Fraudulent pick-up is on the rise in the Pharma industry, due to thieves employing more sophisticated techniques and methods to compromise the supply chain. The Pharma industry must respond to ensure the security and safety of their products during distribution and help avoid theft or diversion. In a recent interview with Cold Chain IQ , Alan Spear, Director of Cargo Security Loss Control for...Full Article »
Lessons learnt ahead of the Nordic Pharmaceutical Supply Conference Pharma IQ is delighted to announce that this year's event will be held in Copenhagen on the 17 th -19 th June 2013. Last years' conference addressed effective optimisation in supply chain and distribution. This two-day event was a great opportunity to meet and get updates from all the stakeholders in the life...Full Article »
In this interview Jinsong Feng, PO-Head of QA /QC (Associate Director) at Beijing Novartis Pharma Co.,Ltd., speaks to Andrea Charles from Cold Chain IQ, about quality management in the cold chain and what steps Novartis is taking to prevent temperature excursions. Cold Chain IQ: Would you please explain your current role and responsibilities? J Feng: I’m the site QA head, has the...Full Article »
As the pharmaceutical industry seeks to outsource non-core activities, it creates a great opportunity for innovative solution providers to go beyond basic freight management. “Outsourcing has been called “one of the greatest organisational and industry structure shifts of the century”, with special influence in pharma industry, where pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies...Full Article »
The European vaccines market is predicted to witness significant growth in the next few years, due to increased investment in new vaccine development, utilisation of novel technologies and a promising late-stage pipeline. According to new research by Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the European Cold Chain Vaccine Market , ( www.pharma.frost.com ), the European vaccines market is...Full Article »
Ensuring a robust temperature controlled supply chain is among the most pressing issues facing pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers today and working with the right logistics providers is one of the keys to successful cost-effective distribution. Outsourcing is now a fundamental part of drug development and distribution and the Pharmaceutical Distribution survey report conducted in 2011...Full Article »Events of Interest
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