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Cool Chain IQ’s Supply Chain Survey Report

August 23, 2012

LONDON, August 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Cool Chain IQ has just published the results of an industry-wide Supply Chain Survey,
conducted recently among 3,000 supply chain specialists. In this report, Cold Chain IQ
explores the concerns of key stakeholders in the temperature controlled supply chain and
looks at the global trends for securing the supply chain, protecting products and ensuring
quality during distribution.

The results showed that that almost 23% of the respondents do not know where to start
when it comes to complying with California’s 2015 e-pedigree requirements. 13% of supply
chain professionals said their companies only acted reactively to specific security issues
in the supply chain; nearly 70% of professionals said ease of integration would most
improve their track and trace technology. With regard to supply chain visibility, it was
the 2nd highest priority for respondents making improvements in their supply chains.

The survey was created as a part of the pre-conference research for the 12th Annual
Cool Chain Logistics Europe, taking place 28-30 January in Basel, Switzerland.

The results helped to shape the agenda and final speaker line-up which features Dr
Ravi Prakash Mathur, Director Supply Chain Management from Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
explaining how to integrate the supply chain and the temperature control distribution
community through horizontal pooling LTL distribution strategies and Ian Holloway, Senior
Pharmaceutical Assessor from MHRA providing the audience with an update on the
requirements of licensed facilities for handling 2-8C products.

Other important topics expressed by survey respondents and will be discussed at the
event include:

        - IATA insight on new label claim requirements - updates to chapter 17;
        - Case study from Novartis: Evaluating and implementing a live tracking and
          monitoring programme to ensure full supply chain data clarity;
        - Pfizer's interactive session: Acclimatising to controlled room temperature and
          ambient logistics requirements;
        - Case study from Abbott: Developing an airfreight programme directly with the

To access the full survey report or to find out more about Cool Chain Logistics 2013
please visit http://www.coolchaineurope.com/report, email enquire@iqpc.co.uk or call


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Press are invited to attend this important industry forum, if you would like to a
complimentary press pass please email Joanna Checinska (joanna.checinska@iqpc.co.uk)


Source: PR Newswire