Good Transportation Practices for Air, Road and Ocean for Temperature-Sensitive Healthcare Products
Through interactive learning, case studies and student participation, this unique competency-based training course will provide participants with the tools upon which to increase understanding of end-to-end temperature assurance and the importance of individual practices within the supply chain. Learn the importance of SOP’s and Quality Agreements, trends in distribution and take part in practical demonstrations of packaging solutions and temperature monitoring. The course ends with a fun but serious review, assessment and certification of learning by taking part in the Cold Chain Game©.
Good Transportation Practices for Air, Road and Ocean for Temperature-Sensitive Healthcare Products - a 2 day Training Course
Tony Wright, Managing Director of Exelsius Cold Chain Management has many years’ experience of the distribution and temperature-controlled air cargo sector, having worked as a Senior Executive with British Airways World Cargo and subsequently as Senior Vice President at Swedish cold-chain container company, Envirotainer. His experiences in these sectors lead Tony to form Exelsius in 2007as an independent cool chain management consultancy. Since then the company has progressively developed into a foremost provider of independent leadership, consulting, research and training services to manufacturers, airlines, forwarders and handling companies in the life science logistics sector. With its unique cross-sector knowledge of the industry, Exelsius has been consulted on a diverse range of projects around the world and has been a driving force behind the development of the IATA Chapter 17 Regulations for Time and Temperature-Sensitive Healthcare Products, having co-authored the publication and chair of the working group that created the Time & Temperature-Sensitive air cargo label. Having successfully developed and delivered the first ‘Chapter 17’ training course, Exelsius has gone to create in-house training programs for several companies based upon a matrix approach to Good Distribution Practice requirements. Tony is a member of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) and serves on its European Cold Chain Interest Group as well as being an elected member of the IATA ‘Time and Temperature Task Force’.
Kevin O’Donnell is Senior Partner at Exelsius Cold Chain Management - US an international provider of consulting, research and training services to manufacturers, airlines, forwarders and other stakeholders in the life science logistics sector. With its unique cross-sector knowledge of the industry, Exelsius has been consulted on a diverse range of projects around the world including in-house and public training, logistics product development, Quality Management System introduction and facility design.
Mr. O’Donnell’s contributions to industry are widely recognized. He is internationally respected as an advocate, author, blogger, educator, training developer, and champion of good distribution and logistics practices for temperature-sensitive drugs. His involvement with industry spans such organizations as the International Air Transport Association, where he serves at Chair of the Time & Temperature Task Force; the World Health Organization, as a temporary advisor; the United States Pharmacopeia, as a member of the 2010-2015 Expert Committee on Packaging; and the Parenteral Drug Association, as a founding member of the PCCIG, co-author of Technical Report #39, and training co-developer.
Prior to joining Exelsius, Mr. O'Donnell was Director and Chief Technical Advisor to Industry at ThermoSafe Brands. He retired in 2005 as a Principle Packaging Engineer after a 26-year career at Abbott Laboratories.