CCPL em­pha­sises on in­te­grated sup­ply chain

The 2nd Edi­tion of `Cold Chain Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Lo­gis­tics’ (CCPL) which was held on Novem­ber 22 in New Delhi, dis­cussed is­sues re­lated to han­dling of pharma prod­ucts across the coun­try. The con­fer­ence was ad­dressed by Rad­hara­manan Pan­icker –Group CEO, Cargo

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The theme of this event was “Bench­mark­ing In­dian Cold Chain Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Lo­gis­tics”. The con­fer­ence pro­vided a unique plat­form for in­dus­try ex­perts in­volved in tem­per­a­ture-sen­si­tive lo­gis­tics to share their ex­pe­ri­ence on topics like dis­tri­bu­tion and man­age­ment sys­tem, reg­u­la­tory ap­provals, emerg­ing trends and chal­lenges, tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions in cold chain lo­gis­tics, in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment, cost-ef­fec­tive lo­gis­tics strate­gies within the coun­try and its im­pact on the In­dian phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try.

The CCPL was or­gan­ised by lead­ing busi­ness in­tel­li­gence or­gan­i­sa­tion Nis­pana, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Cargo Ser­vice Cen­tre In­te­grated Cargo Ter­mi­nal Part­ner. The event was sup­ported by lead­ing as­so­ci­a­tions such as In­dian Pri­vate Ports and Ter­mi­nal As­so­ci­a­tion and Con­fed­er­a­tion of In­dian Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal In­dus­try. So­lu­tion pro­vid­ing ex­per­tise such as Soft Box also ex­tended their sup­port by par­tic­i­pat­ing in this event.

The topics dis­cussed at the con­fer­ence in­cluded the e-en­abled sup­ply chains for air cargo lo­gis­tics, tak­ing pos­i­tive steps to­wards util­is­ing smart tech­nolo­gies to im­prove cold chain process, ef­fec­tive­ness of third-party lo­gis­tics in pro­vid­ing strate­gic and op­er­a­tional value and ef­fec­tive in­sti­tu­tion of mod­ern low tem­per­a­ture stor­age cen­tres across the do­mes­tic re­gion.

Poised for Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals

Cargo Ser­vice Center In­dia show­cased its ca­pa­bil­i­ties and in­fra­struc­ture as the `In­te­grated Cargo Ter­mi­nal Part­ner’ at the Cold Chain Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Con­fer­ence 2013.

The day­long con­fer­ence pro­vided a unique plat­form for in­dus­try ex­perts across the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, lo­gis­tics, air­line and air cargo sec­tors to deliberate and share their ex­pe­ri­ences on a wide range of is­sues.

The con­fer­ence in­cluded a site visit to Cargo Ser­vice Center’s In­te­grated Air Cargo Ter­mi­nal – `Cargo Ter­mi­nal 2’ for all the del­e­gates at the con­fer­ence to gain a first-hand insight to air cargo han­dling and Cargo Ser­vice Center’s proven ex­per­tise in Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Han­dling. Chair­ing the con­fer­ence, Rad­hara­man said, “Air­cargo is highly reg­u­lated by de­sign and pur­pose. Ef­fi­cient cargo op­er­a­tions are about in­fra­struc­ture, process, peo­ple and tech­nol­ogy. It is there­fore im­per­a­tive to in­volve the cargo ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tor in the process and sup­ply chain de­sign.” He also main­tained that main­tain­ing the pharma cool sup­ply chain is a col­lab­o­ra­tive team ef­fort by ship­pers, for­warders, trans­porters, air­lines and cargo ground-han­dlers.

The con­fer­ence pro­vided a unique plat­form for in­dus­try ex­perts across phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal, lo­gis­tics, air­line and air cargo

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