Articles by Jim Butschli
A veteran journalist with 28 years of trade publication experience, including 23 in packaging, Jim Butschli is responsible for editorial planning, writing, and editing for print, Web, and electronic publications produced by Healthcare Packaging and Packaging World, published by Chicago-based Summit Media Group.
Jim has served as Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Packaging magazine since its inception as an electronic publication in 2004. He also serves as Features Editor with Packaging World magazine, where he started in 1994.
Jim has attended recent Cold Chain for Pharmaceuticals events in Philadelphia, is an active member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, is experienced in speaker acquisition, and has served as a moderator and/or speaker at packaging-focused events. Jim has visited numerous plants throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe to report on packaging machinery and material applications, focusing primarily on pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologics issues and trends, including cold chain distribution issues.
Live from the 'Cold Chain' Forum: High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe. End-to-end temperature management was an often-used phrase during the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum , broadening what many once referred to as the “cold chain.”...Full Article »
Visit a trade show with conferences and exhibits and you’re likely to hear speakers offer the seemingly obligatory thank you to sponsors, with encouragement to visit their booths. At the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum held at Chicago’s McCormick Place, presenters throughout the day on Oct. 2 made it a point to acknowledge that these...Full Article »
Temperature-controlled distribution involves multiple variables, as discussed here with Geoffrey Glauser, vaccine and therapeutic supply chain contractor and subject-matter expert with Conceptual Mindworks, Inc. Healthcare Packaging (HCP): Please describe your company’s responsibilities? Geoffrey Glauser: Conceptual Mindworks supports the mission of Health and Human Services, Office of the...Full Article »Events of Interest
12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA
September 29- 3, 2014
The Cold Chain Open House: Good Distribution Practice & Temperature- Controlled Logistics
October 28, 2014
Cold Chain Food Quality and Logistics Summit
November 10- 12, 2014
Comparing Apples & Oranges: A Step by Step Guide to Thermal Packaging Selection
June 10, 2014
Efficient Distribution in Central & Eastern Europe
March 25, 2014