Ewan McGregor Cold Chain Mission was aired on the BBC seven years ago. Ewan is an ambassordor for UNICEF, and in the two part documentry it shows some of the difficulties in delivering medicines to remote communities. It is an interesting journy for anyone involved in Pharmaceutical Distribution or cold chain; it makes our complexities of last mile quite simple.
What is Temperature Mapping? Temperature Mapping is an auditing process for assessing temperature variations in a warehouse or storage facility along a three dimensional plain to ensure temperature control in the cold chain. The process may also be referred to as thermal mapping. It is mostly concerned with identifying hot spots and cold spots in […]
It was “World Environment Day” recently. So its revelant on this occassion to think about how your purchasing practices impact the environment. Manufacturers of foam products use chemicals … No suprise there! But while most of the companies in the world use “approved” chemicals, there is evidence that some companies in China use banned chemicals that harm the environment; specifically the ozone layer.
MicroLearning: A short overview of Australia’s TGA Good Wholesaling Practice. Australia’s version of a pharmaceutical Good Distribution Practice (GDP). When the TGAs Good Wholesaling Practice is compared to international GDPs it misses in some key elements. However it does have some solid requirements for cold chain distribution.
A bit size summary of the WHO’s annex 9 on temperature mapping of storage areas for pharmaceuticals.
CoolPac is the biggest manufacturer / supplier of cold chain packaging in Australia. Their customers include major blue-chip pharmaceutical companies and wholesalers. CoolPac has been continually re-engineering their products and processes to make them the best in Australia and even surpase overseas compeditors.
In terms of supply chain logistics, think for a moment the amount of effort that is normally involved with shipping items that need temperature controlled environments at all times. Using a standard courier is off the table, as you have no real way to guarantee that they’ll have the ability to offer what you’re looking […]
Temperature mapping is an essential component in maintaining the integrity or quality of temperature sensitive products like highly perishable fresh goods, drugs for medical use (research and administration for treatment), valuable old artwork and documents. The process allows products, merchandise and items to meet industry and government standards. Temperature mapping is a systematic process, involving […]
There was some concern in the United States when a government investigation turned up findings that almost 23 percent of pharmaceuticals distributed in the country are of unknown efficacy. This consequently put the integrity of the cold chain under the spotlight. There was much question as to how compliant the related businesses were to the […]