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Amsterdam November 2019

November 13-14, 2019| Park Plaza Amsterdam, Netherlands

ELPRO and Sonoco ThermoSafe thank all the participants of this Leading Minds Seminar who joined us at the Park Plaza Victoria in Amsterdam. The seminar and User Groups were very active and appreciated by all.

Participants engaged in a number of relevant, important topics, as outlined below. Read the post event report. Topics include Real Time Monitoring and IoT; Risk Management of Air Freight; Temperature Monitoring Software Case Study; Quality Control in the Last Miles; GDP Inspection Findings Re-usable Packaging; and Temperature Indicators.


LMS 2019 Amsterdam included case studies from across the supply chain:

    • DRUG DEVELOPMENT: Ultra-Cold Storage and Transport of Biological Materials, case study by Hussein Ismail, Birka BioStorage
    • QUALITY CONTROL TOWER: Implementing a New Temperature Data Management System to Improve Global Cold Chain Operations, by Cecile Crespy, Baxter
    • WAREHOUSING: Performing and Managing Commercial Shipments (4PL) and Challenges / Obstacles on the Road and in the Air, by Jeroen Kline, J&J (Janssen Biologics)
    • IN-TRANSIT: Real time monitoring and IoT: Evaluating opportunities for realizing end to end visibility, with perspectives from MSD and Johnson & Johnson
    • LAST MILES: Quality Control in Last Miles Clinical and Commercial, with perspectives from the UK NHS, and E-Pharma
    • REGULATORY OVERSIGHT: Know how to build up your temperature control distribution operations to ensure your compliance. A session by Riekert Bruinink, Bruinink Pharma Consultancy, formerly Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate

“Very well organised, ideal size, good mix of attendees, extremely informative; best event I've attended since joining the pharma industry 3 years ago. More than just a networking forum and no sales pitching - which was great.” Sonia Hubbard , (Site Procurement Manager, Catalent)

“Very informative, great learning experience. Great to hear about collaborations and case studies.” 
Emily Newlands
(Kyowa Kirin International)



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