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At a well-attended tabletop discussion on day one of the Cool Chain & Controlled Room Temperature Logistics Europe conference in Luxembourg, Laurent Foetisch, Managing Director of Supply Chain Operations SA, shepherded participants through “The ‘Ten Commandments’ for Successful Supply of Temperature-Sensitive Products,” developed by Cold Chain IQ and Kaoutar Sahli Lenstra, Senior Cold Chain and Specialties Analyst for Pfizer and a member of the Industry Advisory Board for this year’s event.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: The 10 Commandments of temperature-sensitive product supply

Brought down from the mountaintop of experience handling temperature-sensitive products, these 10 commandments summarize best practices in cold-chain logistics.
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Cool Chain attendees view the ambient storage area in Luxair Cargo’s new Pharma & Healthcare Hub. The facility can accommodate 1,270 Euro pallets of 15°C to 25°C product.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Pharma freight requires specialized cargo center

A new Pharma & Healthcare Hub at Luxembourg’s Findel airport is on track to handle 30,000 tons of ambient and cold-chain temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products in 2014.
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'Oven Box' design delights Thelma's Treats

Company bakes homemade cookies fresh to order, delivering them in a keepsake folding carton that resembles and opens like an old-fashioned oven.
In this Q&A, Perry Fri, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Assn., discusses the organization’s role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
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HDMA: Representing the voice of primary pharmaceutical distributors

In this Q&A, Perry Fri, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Assn., discusses the organization’s role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
The individually tailored balance between stocking on site and ordering via the E-Portal helped to improve planning procedures and also reduced the risk of downtime.

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Schwabe North America banks on stock optimization

Stock optimization analysis helps pharmaceutical company customize its spare parts handling process after relocating from Utah to Wisconsin.
UPS: Top supply chain issues, North America.
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UPS survey examines healthcare distribution challenges

Survey respondents in the Asia-Pacific region push product security issues ahead of supply chain cost as top ‘Pain in the (Supply) Chain’ concern.
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Don't be a 'Dim' wit, know your GAD

In today’s environment of fuel surcharges and offshore manufacturing, it’s important to understand how carriers determine billable weight for shipping charges.
FSMA’s Preventive Controls and Foreign Supplier Verification provisions are of particular relevance to food packaging suppliers.
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Key implications of FSMA for food packaging suppliers

Understanding the impact of FDA's Preventive Controls provision and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) js key to helping packagers navigate the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Wendy Buckley
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Bottles and boxes and jars, oh my!

Approximately 12 million hazardous-materials packages were shipped in 2012 in the United States, but only 0.001 percent of those were found to be leaking in transportation.
When implementing serialization, it’s important to consider handling partial containers.
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Serialization readiness: What about my partial containers?

When implementing serialization, it’s important to consider handling partial containers.

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