September 22 - 25, 2020 | Sheraton Boston, MA

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View Your Event Guide | Cold Chain Global Forum

View Your Event Guide | Cold Chain Global Forum

The Cold Chain Global Forum is heading to Boston, October 15-18. Join us for the leading temperature-controlled logistics event by the community, for the community.

Inspirational Keynotes joining us at the event include:

  • John Crowley, Chairman & CEO, Amicus Therapeutics
  • Shital Parikh Mars, CEO, Progressive Care
  • Dean Petkanas, Chairman & CEO, Kannalife Inc. A Phyto-Medical Company
  • Chris Wallace, Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations, Celgene International Sàrl
  • Lisa Wyman, VP Quality, Acceleron Pharma
  • Christina Yi, Chief Operations Officer, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals
  • Eugenio Filippi, Head of Manufacturing, Purification, Vienna, Austria, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

The State of Temp-Controlled Life Sciences Supply Chains 2019

The State of Temp-Controlled Life Sciences Supply Chains 2019

For over a decade, we at Cold Chain Global Forum have been dedicated to connecting and educating supply chain leaders from across the biopharma world from small, biotech startups to publicly traded Big Pharma manufacturers. In an effort to shed light on where the industry is headed in 2019, we surveyed 150+ life sciences logistics leaders on:

  • Where they are in their end-to-end temperature-controlled supply chain optimization journeys
  • Their biggest challenges and strategic priorities
  • Top areas of interest when it comes to solution providers and vendors 

Below is a summary of what we learned along with expert analysis from our 2019 CCGF advisory board. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you October 15 - 18 in Boston at the 2019 Cold Chain Global Forum!


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HIGHLIGHT REEL: 2018 Cold Chain Global Forum

HIGHLIGHT REEL: 2018 Cold Chain Global Forum

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Supply Chain 101 Guide

Supply Chain 101 Guide

For those just starting out in temperature controlled supply, it can seem like a daunting task.

With a complex vendor landscape, pressing operational challenges and a multitude of risks factors, it is far from an easy project.

To help, we spoke to Kevin Hickman, Senior Manager of Supply Chain Distribution at Gilead Sciences. With over 26 years of experience in commercial and clinical pharma and biopharma transport management, he shares the cold chain critical success factors you need to know.


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Supply Chain Strategy for Today’s Temperature-Controlled Products

Supply Chain Strategy for Today’s Temperature-Controlled Products

Start early—and stay involved!

By now, the practices and procedures in managing a temperature-controlled supply chain for life sciences products have been well-established: there are international standards to follow; there are various certifications for vendor services; and there are a multitude of vendors, operating in most of the world, experienced in managing these products. That being said, there is also wide variability in what policies a manufacturer will follow, and how the terms of supply chain contracts will be written. To an unusually intense degree, upper management at many life sciences companies look critically at supply chain contracts: the cheaper the better, in this view. So there is yet another dynamic of weighing the cost of service against its quality.

It’s not a bad idea—when time and resources are available—to re-evaluate supply chain strategy for already-commercial products. Technology and vendor services are in a continual state of progress, and the economics of supply chain activities such as transportation modes and warehousing capacities change over time. So, the strategic evaluation isn’t a one-time exercise only when a product is about to be launched.

The following article by Nick Basta, Editor in Chief, Managing Partner and Founder of Pharmaceutical Commerce, lists out the factors that should go into every evaluation of supply chain options. The range of factors will vary widely from a multiproduct, multinational life sciences company, to a startup bringing one or a handful of products to market—and even the ability of the manufacturer to manage its own supply chain, versus outsourcing it to a third-party logistics provider (3PL). If you’ve seen one supply chain strategy, as the saying goes, you’ve seen one supply chain strategy.

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Cold Chain Global Forum - 2019 Past Attendee List

Cold Chain Global Forum - 2019 Past Attendee List

Find out who you will meet and learn from this September with our past attendee list.  Here are a few of our past attendees:

Past Job Titles

  • Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Director, Supply Chain
  • Engineer Lead
  • Manager of Global Supply
  • Senior Cold Chain Packaging Strategist
  • Transportation Manager
  • SVP, Supply Chain
  • and More

Past Companies

  • Abbott
  • American Airlines
  • Boston Scientific
  • Blue Apron
  • Cryopak
  • CDC
  • DuPont
  • Erytech Pharma
  • FedEx Services
  • GSI
  • Hello Fresh
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pfizer
  • Sonoco Thermosafe
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • and More

Download the full list to see more than 100+ job titles and companies that have attended past Cold Chain Global Forums


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Dear Boss Letter

Dear Boss Letter

Need approval from your boss to attend? Effectively communicate the value of attending the 2019 CCGF with our customizable Dear Boss Letter.


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