Cold Chain Strategy Summit 2018

7th Edition on 20th June, 2018
at The Westin Garden City, Mumbai

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Cold Chain Strategy Summit

7th Edition on 20th June, 2018
at The Westin Garden City, Mumbai

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Temperature Control Logistics, Quality & Security Practices For Your Commercial Supply Chains

Your #1 summit in India for logistics, quality and security of temperature sensitive products returns in 2018! Join us and 175+ participants for the 7th edition, bringing together key industry experts in our day long program. The Summit is thoughtfully designed to cover your biggest challenges and showcase newest trends for temperature controlled supply chains in India and beyond.

At the Cold Chain Strategy Summit 2018, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with peers and solution providers, while joining discussions on key regulatory, quality, logistics, supply chain security and packaging issues. Join us to benchmark with industry leaders and sharpen Strategy to increase your company's productivity while ensuring quality, compliance and supply chain integrity.

Join us to;

  • Create Your Risk Management and Problem Solution Plan: At Cold Chain Strategy Summit 2018, Risk Management will be in the spotlight as it gains momentum in the transportation of temperature sensitive products. Learn more about creating or enhancing your own risk assessment and management Strategy in order to decrease product damage.
  • Review Your Transportation Choices: To enhance your company's productivity, you must constantly analyze and justify your transportation decisions. Better understand your modal choices, possibilities and get insights from fellow companies on their Air, Road and Ocean Freight Strategy.
  • Understand Where the Industry is Heading: Hear from industry leaders and experts and get latest updates. Participate in the debates and get your questions answered.
  • Forge New Connections: Cold Chain Strategy Summit is the one place where you are guaranteed to meet experts, hear analysis, meet new suppliers, see new products and innovations and network with leaders you won't meet anywhere else!
  • Influence the Industry: Cold Chain Strategy Summit is the meeting point for Leaders from Pharma, Chemicals, FMCG, Retail, Food Manufacturers & Exporters and Cold Chain Service Providers.
  • Grow Your Business: Spot the very latest opportunities to implement new Strategy, overcome specific challenges and find new solutions available to the Indian market. At Cold Chain Strategy Summit you'll come away with genuine opportunities, not just business cards.
  • Be Creative on Your Last Mile: A country as big as India must keep innovative Strategy continuously coming in order to deliver products on time, on budget, and with the quality required by regulators. Hear how your peers are ensuring integrity of temperature sensitive products.
  • Get Insights from Fellow Peers: In 2018, you will be joined by fellow leaders of close to 90+ companies. Don't miss this opportunity to learn what other companies are doing to overcome their own challenges.

Agenda 2018

08:00 am - 09:50 am


Registration With Tea / Coffee

09:50 am - 10:00 am

Lamp Lighting

Lamp Lighting Ceremony & Welcome Note

10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Panel Discussion Track

Cold Chain Management: The Last Mile Is The First Mile To Improve

The demand for reliable cold chain solutions is on the rise as manufacturers move into new markets and launch new products. Ensuring the integrity of the cold chain has become more important, and more challenging, than ever. This session would highlight current innovations in last mile logistics and present some insider tips for maintaining quality from point of origin to final destination.

  • What is the history of the cold chain and what are the current & future regulatory & operational considerations and solutions needed
  • What the airlines and freight forwarders don't tell you and that you need to know
  • What are the right questions to ask when shipping temperature-controlled cargo
  • Pros and cons of active vs passive containers, cross-docking, and more
  • Controlled room temperature (CRT) transportation: packaging, reverse logistics, validation and risk assessments
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

12:00 pm - 01:15 pm

Panel Discussion Track

Ensuring Quality Throughout The Product Supply Chain: From Manufacturer To Customer Quality Control In Emerging Markets And Global Supply Chains

  • Evaluating solutions to gain greater quality control in global supply chain processes
  • Defining and understanding the established product requirements
  • Selecting the right suppliers, trading partners and affiliates to ensure compliance and quality control
  • Packaging - Trailer - Refrigerator - Warehouse
  • Reducing the rate of product return due to transport and handling failures
  • Tackling temperature 'ambiguities' in the produce supply chain & manage the integrity of products throughout transportation
01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch & Networking Break

02:00 pm - 03:00

Panel Discussion Track

Pharmaceutical Temperature Controlled Logistics - Removing The Silos In The End-To-End Supply Chain Process

Supply chain management represents 35% of the profit and loss for businesses within the pharmaceutical industry - that's compared to 8-12% in the consumer-packaged goods industry. So, when setting out on transforming your supply chain, take inspiration from experts with experience across multiple sectors.

  • Effective transitioning between your clinical and commercial supply chains to reduce delays to market
  • How can a serialised supply chain improve your temperature controlled logistics
  • Collaboration between your global logistics, quality, packaging, and security teams to create organizational standards
  • Discovering the next wave of temperature monitoring technologies and next generation cold chain packaging
  • Looking ahead at the medicines of the future and their potential impact on the temperature controlled supply chain
  • Keeping your finger on the pulse of the global GDP landscape and what changes are on the horizon
  • How to achieve global visibility of inventory for all finished goods. Strategies to achieve exception-based planning for min/max inventory levels
03:00 pm - 03:15 pm

Individual Presentation


03:15 pm - 03:30 pm

Individual Presentation


03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Interactive Discussion Groups

Join the group that is tackling your most pressing challenge, and make the most of the insights and experiences of your fellow delegates as you deep-dive into the topic.

  • Topic 1: Technology innovations towards modernization of existing & conventional cold stores / warehouses
  • Topic 2: Packaging Selection and Validation: Selecting the right packaging for your temperature controlled products
  • Topic 3: Last Mile Connectivity: How can the industry collaborate to increase visibility in the last mile? What technology or processes are being used now to make this easier
  • Topic 4: Real Time Temperature Monitoring: What are the best strategies
  • Topic 5: New temperature controlled supply chain products and innovative ideas
  • Topic 6: Effective distribution practices for maintaining quality & product integrity of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

05:00 pm - 06:15 pm

Panel Discussion Track

Creating High Performance And Cost Effective Temperature Controlled Supply Chain Operations

  • The importance of a company's global vision for the supply chain
  • How to empower your supply chain team to achieve end-to-end integration with your commercial, R&D and manufacturing teams and truly engage your stakeholders and add value to your business
  • Standardizing processes and meeting customer requirements : How to segment customers and adapt services accordingly
  • How can we use track & trace solutions to ensure end-to-end visibility over increasingly complex supply chains
  • Improving forecast accuracy and communication between sales, marketing, planning and production: How can we work better together
  • Integrating supply chain management into a business strategy; how organizational development, and performance management can increase communication among your ecosystem of partners
  • Making a road-map toward logistic excellence; aligning supply chain goals, maturity, and targets with your collaborators
07.00 pm Onwards

4th Cold Chain Strategy Awards

Operational Excellence in

Technology Excellence



Air-Conditioning Excellence


Individual Categories

Awards Registration

**Once you submit the form you will get the detailed step-by-step procedure of the nomination process with cost of nomination via email. One of us would also get in touch with you soon on the same.


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