Sustainability in Cold Supply Chain & Green Logistics

Monday, September 23, 2013 |Archive Now Available

Sustainability efforts in the pharma and biotech industry have mainly focused on buildings, utilities, manufacturing and sourcing initiatives but the cold chain supply has remained almost untouched due to the risk associated with product loss during distribution.

The high value of the products and the complexity of the global supply chain usually deems the risk of losing product due to temperature excursions as high and what follows is an over-design of shipping containers. Over-designed shipping containers usually bring not only a higher logistics cost but also higher emissions and waste.

This webinar will focus on sustainability efforts that can be applied immediately to any cold chain supply and also discusses common misconceptions and organizational silos found in cold chain supply.

A live Q&A with the audience will follow the main presentation.


Webinar Speaker:




Carlos Castro

Clinical Supply Chain, Gilead Sciences

Carlos Castro has more than 15 years of combined experience in supply chain, temperature-controlled logistics, transportation and packaging. His work experience includes supply chain, logistics and packaging projects for Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Biologics and Combination Products.

Mr. Castro holds a Masters in Supply Chain and Logistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and another Masters in Packaging from Michigan State University. His experience and education in supply chain and engineering has focused his work on providing robust supply chain solutions.

Mr. Castro’s current focus is temperature-controlled supply chain in emerging markets, sustainability and last-mile distribution.

Date : September 23, 2013

Price: $175

Directors, VP, Managers, Specialist, Team leaders and Supervisors of:

  • Global and Regional Supply chain
  • QA and Validation
  • Logistics
  • Distribution 
  • Transport
  • Clinical Trial Supply Chain
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
  • Cold Chain Management
  • Supply Source
  • Customer Service



Terms and Conditions

Registration provides individual access to live webinar and/or to the recording of the presentation. If a webinar is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, the registrant is entitled to attend the rescheduled webinar or to receive a credit for a future webinar