Some seemingly costly cold chain updates can save millions in products losses, transportation costs and more. On the heels of award-winning and sustainable improvements, Cardinal Health and Sonoco ThermoSafe discuss the opportunities and concepts to consider.
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Chris Anderson (left), Cardinal Quality Systems Director,
checks out the 884 bulk solution on the floor.
Pharmaceutical Commerce explores the near decade long story of Cardinal Health’s journey to a simpler, more efficient pharma supply chain.
“This started out as almost a test project because I had recently been trained in Six-Sigma quality practices, and was looking for an internal project with which I could earn my Black Belt. But the success of each project generated momentum for the next, bigger project, and with the strong backing of my management, we’ve been able to produce significant savings and quality improvements in our organization.” – Chris Anderson
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Your cold chain is about more than just protecting and delivering temperature-sensitive products. It is caring for the lives affected by those products and protecting the environment we all share. Although many organizations still consider it challenging to find a packaging solution that is sustainable, affordable and operationally efficient for cold chain distribution, Cardinal Health knows differently. By implementing blue durables — reusable, insulated containers that can be used to transport refrigerated products as bulk shipments through its cold chain — Cardinal Health has shown that blue is the new green and that a sensible, sustainable solution is achievable.
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Supply Chain World writes on the positive effects of Sanofi NA’s decision to consolidate their supply chain into a single centralized organization.
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The study details how ThermoSafe and its reclamation partner, CTS was able to solve major logistical challenges for Comprehensive Health Services, a provider of medical services to governmental agencies in the Middle East and other International locations. Click here to download the case study.
Alternatively, you can click here to read the study on page 30 of the September/October issue of Pharmaceutical Commerce.
A market shift case study done by Iftekhar Ahmed of Sonoco ThermoSafe and Lisa Moher-Barberi of Sanofi.
This is a case study that was presented at the 2012 IQPC Cold Chain Global Forum in Chicago. It highlights the designs that Sonoco ThermoSafe used to solve Abbott’s shipping inefficiencies to the Latin American region.
A case study by Stu Krupnick & Liam Holmes of Sonoco ThermoSafe on maintaining product integrity while increasing performance, operational efficiency and sustainability.