Shirley Ann Feld, Global Quality Supply Chain, Sanofi-Aventis: 60 Second Interview

Shirley Ann Feld
Contributor: Shirley Ann Feld
Posted: 04/19/2012

Temperature controlled transportation is still one of the most challenging issues within the pharmaceutical supply chain.Shirley Ann Feld, Associate Director, Global Quality Supply Chain, Sanofi-Aventis, joined Cold Chain IQ for a 60 second interview, ahead of the 5th International Conference Cool Chain to discuss transportation supplier selection and trends in cold chain logistics.

Cold Chain IQ: Please could you tell us a bit about your current role?

S Feld:
I am Head of Global Quality Supply Chain Transport and as such am responsible to ensure that the integrity and quality of all Sanofi products and materials are maintained during transport activities.

Cold Chain IQ: In your opinion, what is the greatest challenge in keeping the temperature controlled pharma supply chain secure and compliant?

S Feld: The greatest challenge I see today is for air transport of room temperature products i.e. maintaining the required temperatures.

Cold Chain IQ
: What would be your top 3 tips for selecting a transportation supplier for the pharmaceutical cold chain?

S Feld: It depends on the transport method. For road transport the temperature regulated trucks in the fleet should be able to heat as well as cool. The drivers should be well trained and the transport company should have a good quality management system in place.

Cold Chain IQ: In your mind which technology or trend has had the biggest impact on the pharmaceutical cold chain in the last 5 years?

S Feld: The change from air freight to sea freight for large volumes of pharmaceutical cold chain products.

Cold Chain IQ:
What do you think the cold chain logistics landscape will look like in the next 5 years?

S Feld:
There will be an increase in the number of products available to transport room temperature pharmaceuticals.

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Shirley Ann Feld
Contributor: Shirley Ann Feld
Posted: 04/19/2012


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