Cold Chain Logistics Cold Chain IQ's Leaders in 2012 Part 13

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Cold Chain IQ is in the fortunate position to work with a great number of knowledge leaders and well known figures within the cold chain logistics industry. While compiling our whitepapers, articles and webinars, and by attending our global portfolio of events we get to see plenty of good business people, but there are some who we believe make it to that next level – they are true leaders in their field. Each part of this series identifies one such leader and explains what we think sets them apart from the rest.

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Viliam Kovac VP Global Quality & Divisional Export Control, Roche

Viliam Kovac is Vice President Global Supply Chain Quality to Roche Diagnostics, he thinks the future of the pharmaceutical industry lies in personalised medicine.

"These highly complex pharmaceutical products will be very sensitive in terms of storage, transportation, and will be also very valuable. So, in order to transport, store and manage all these products, we need very well developed controls over the global supply chain. Specifically topics such temperature control management, anti-counterfeiting, identification, track& trace including product serialisation will become very important.

Basically, more process control within the supply chain to get the right product, to the right patient on the right time, with the right quality," Kovac says.

Kovac is a competent and experienced Manager in Business & Quality & Regulatory subjects within the International Supply Chain Operations, including Material Flow Planning, Procurement, Warehousing, Distribution, Order Handling, Contractor Management and Marketing.

He is a highly-acclaimed after international keynote speaker and is regularly featured at a variety of high-profile conferences all over the world.

He is also a keen supporter for implementing training to mitigate risk in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

"Training is very important. In order to mitigate the risk you should know the process to better understand the anticipated result," says Kovac.

For the other people we have chosen as cold chain logistics leaders, please visit our dedicated resource centre.