Articles by Tom Grubb
As Manager of Cold Chain Strategy, Grubb leads global time and temperature sensitive logistics services for American Airlines Cargo. A 21 year veteran of American’s Cargo division, Grubb previously served in Operations as Manager of Customer Service Strategy where he was pivotal in the development of American’s Active and Passive cold chain services, ExpediteTC. During his tenure with American Airlines Cargo, he has implemented strategic sales initiatives as well as operational solutions for American’s product and services portfolio. Grubb is currently a member of the IATA Time and Temperature Task Force (TTTF).
In addition to Grubb’s role in Operations, he has served in other management roles at AA Cargo including Global Accounts Sales, Capacity and Pricing Management and Information Systems development.
American Airlines Cargo provides more than 100 million pounds of weekly cargo lift capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. For almost 80 years, AACargo has relentlessly innovated cargo technology and expanded its global network.
The number of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products is growing, as is the worldwide demand for these highly sensitive goods. Patients in developing as well as emerging markets rely on the fast, safe delivery of life-saving drugs and vaccines, and this is driving an ever-more valuable market for cold chain logistics, estimated to reach $9.3 billion by 2017, according to the Biopharma Cold...Full Article »
Moving temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals by air transport is an awesome responsibility. Biotech and pharmaceutical products are among the commodities with the highest value per air-lifted pound. Just one LD3 container can be worth $20 million or more. At the same time, these products save lives, and regardless of monetary value, ensuring that these critical shipments reach the end-user on...Full Article »
Moving cold chain cargo is like a football match. Players move down the field, encountering a path full of obstacles, threatening to make them lose the ball. To succeed, the team must decide each player’s role and responsibilities – critically – before the match. The same logic is essential in cold chain logistics, and the tool that helps make this possible is the Standard...Full Article »
Businesses are becoming increasingly cost-conscious, looking for ways to reduce expenses and better compete in a tough economy. In weighing any cost-saving measure, however, a company must also evaluate the ramifications from eliminating an expense. In logistics, moving time- and temperature-sensitive cargo means navigating a range of temperatures encountered in transit. For passive shipments,...Full Article »Events of Interest