“We have to find a solution now and not just for the future”

Posted Oct 02, 2019

Ahead of Temperature Control and Logistics 2020 Forum, we caught up with Katherine Gordon, Divisional Director of Pharma IQ, to learn about her stance on what the pharma logistics and supply chain industry has to do to enhance optimisation and process excellence now - not just plan for the growing demands of the future.

Why now:

The industry continues to show tremendous growth and transformation over recent years. However, with the adoption of GDP and the utilisation of data based technologies such as IoT solutions, Real Time Monitoring Solutions, Blockchain, Lane Validation and Analytics platforms, there is a constant and urgent pressure on the industry to enhance process optimisation whilst also reducing cost. This is why the industry must look to find ground level solutions now so it can achieve its predicted growth in coming years.

Katherine shares her vision for 2020What we will provide is a case-study based conversation on how to practically advance the industry past their current hurdles and challenges in order to ensure that the Pharma industry is capable of strategic transformation in 10+ years.”

Under the theme ‘Solutions to ensure ground level excellence’ the recently released 2020 agenda features a lineup of thought leaders from Seqirus, GSK Biologics, Novartis, Agility, Boehringer Ingelheim and Vifor Pharma.

2020 topics include:

- Learn how future technologies can transform your supply chain now – not just in the future-

- Success begins internally – Change management for effective logistics implementation

- Preparing for the Worst: building a road transportation network for extreme climates

- Digitalising your supply chain in reality: pitfalls and lessons learned

- Getting in front early: Building a proactive risk assessment strategy

<<Download the Agenda here>>

Controlant, Softbox Finnair Cargo and CSafe and other confirmed solution providers will be sharing their technologies and services to help the industry address their current challenges at the 2020 event, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany next January.

If you provide pharma compliant solutions and would like to reach 400+ senior professional over three days at a time when they are most engaged, get in contact today to find out how you can participate in 2020. Contact Gal Cohen, Head of Business Development, Pharma IQ – Temperature Control and Logistics, e: [email protected], T +44 (0) 207 368 9300


The Temperature Control and Logistics Forum remains the industry’s foremost operational and hands on conference to discuss everything logistics, supply chain and temperature controlled for the Pharmaceutical Industry. The 19th Annual Event will take place 27-30 January at Crowne Plaza Dusseldorf - Neuss, Dusseldorf, Germany. For more information, please visit: