Pioneers in Bio Pharmaceutical Supply Chain and Logistics Honoured at the 2013 Cool Chain Excellence Awards

The Cool Chain Excellence Awards, held in association with, highlight major achievements within the industry that produce outstanding results and further the definition of best practice.

Last night the Cool Chain Excellence Awards were presented before an audience of key figures in the global supply chain. The awards were part of the 12th annual Cool Chain Logistics Europe 2013 summit held in Basel, Switzerland.

Awards were presented in the following categories: Best Temperature Control Logistics Project of the Year, Best Supply Chain Integrity Innovator of the Year and the prestigious Cold Chain IQ Lifetime Achievement Award.

Following deliberation by the expert judging panel, Best Temperature Control Logistics Project of the Year was awarded to Frigo Trans ( and FedEx ( were named Best Supply Chain Integrity Innovator of the Year.

The Cold Chain IQ Lifetime Achievement Award went to Al Davis, Supply Chain Temperature Control Leader, Johnson and Johnson.

"Al Davis manages one of the world’s largest project teams of cold chain pharmaceutical professionals. Al has been with Johnson & Johnson for 44 years in many leadership roles across distribution services, supporting the launch of blockbuster drugs, directing inbound Strategic Sourcing transportation programs and most recently as the Supply Chain Temperature Control Leader. We know many of your peers would agree with us at Cold Chain IQ, that Al fully deserves the Cold Chain IQ Lifetime Achievement Award." said Andrea Charles, Editor-in-Chief,

The Winners in Full:

  • Frigo Trans - Best Temperature Control Logistics Project of the Year
  • FedEx - Best Supply Chain Integrity Innovator of the Year
  • Al Davis, Johnson and Johnson - Cold Chain IQ Lifetime Achievement Award

The full awards line up, results and highlights from the awards can be viewed exclusively at

The Cool Chain Excellence Awards are part of’s continued effort to recognise individuals and organisations operating in the bio pharmaceutical supply chain and leading the way toward ensuring a safer supply of needed medicines around the world.

To learn more about this download the full 2012 Temperature Controlled Logistic Leaders Report here


Editors Notes

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