Managing Cold Chain Shipments from Door to Door

Clinical Trials, Life Sciences, Pharma Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Pharmaceutical,
  • October 01, 2013

With the increase in the number of temperature controlled drugs in development and the progression in clinical trials so that even comparators can require special temperature handling, managing sensitive products has taken on a new level of sophistication. Des Charlery will discuss how to develop a distribution plan that takes into account the temperature zones and whether to use a regional versus centralized hub strategy; the export process and key terms to know and understand; required documentation and selecting appropriate shipping container and finally, managing validation time during transit.



Des Charlery, EMEA Logistics Operations Manager Fisher Clinical Services

Des Charlery has over 20 years experience in Logistics and Operations Management. During his career Des spent more than 10 years with the Ziegler group, global import / export operations, including cold chain distribution via air, sea, and road; 5 years in distribution Sales and Marketing with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics; and 4 years Global Operations Management with The Geodis Group. Des joined Fisher Clinical Services UK in 2007 and is currently based in the US where he continues to support Fisher Clinical Services Global helpdesk, and is responsible for Fisher Clinical Services approved couriers, and implementation of Fishers global distribution strategy in North America.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals in Clinical supply chain management, logistics and distribution, clinical project managers; outsourcing teams involved in selecting distribution partners.

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Fisher Clinical Services

Fisher Clinical Services is the world’s leading provider of clinical supply chain services.

With a network of cGMP facilities strategically located across the globe to support the conduct of clinical trials, we offer worldwide support for all aspects of clinical supply management including comparator, co-medication and ancillary supply sourcing, packaging, labeling, distribution, storage, through to returns and destruction. With more than twenty years of experience exclusively focused on clinical trials, we can offer guidance and full logistics support across all types of clinical programs and projects.

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