Cold Chain Distribution - Exclusive Interview Released

SMi are delighted to have interviewed our speaker Alan Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director, Pharma TeamUp regarding his throughts and experiences within the cold chain space.


With extensive cross-sector experience, Alan has been focused for the past six years on bringing best-collaboration practice to pharma-logistics. He is a supply chain consultant specialising in supply chain dynamics and is founder and Executive Director of Pharma TEAM-UP, a non-profit initiative with the goal of fostering closer supply chain integration.

Alan is one of the principal architects behind the Poseidon program, which has been conceived to radically transform the transportation of pharmaceutical products by sea. This is being achieved through the application of contemporary supply chain best-practice and structured, multi-party collaboration. He regularly presents on this topic and has authored numerous papers.


Q. What do you see as the greatest challenges currently facing the Cold Chain Industry?

A. “In terms of the ‘Big Picture’ there is a lot of talk of the pressing need for supply chain transformation in the face of rapid technological and market changes. But there is a huge swathe of the industry that is keeping its head firmly in the sand and hoping ‘the good old ways’ wlll continue. Today’s pace of change means that carrying on as usual is not an option.”

Q. What will attendees hope to gain from your presentation?

A. “Delegates will see an example of real collaborative working in the shape of the Poseidon program. They will see that, by taking a planned, methodological approach to supply chain assimilation they can expect to make considerable quality gains in addition to substantial cost savings.”

Q. What future predictions do you have for the Cold Chain Distribution process?

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Join Alan Kennedy this December, as he will be exploring freight options, presenting; ‘POSEIDON – A partnership approach to pharma ocean logistics.’

He will be introducing the POSEIDON integrated supply chain model, the structure and principles behind a world-class pharmaceutical cold chain.

Further details and speaker interview available online

For those looking to attend, there is currently a £400 early-bird saving, ending June 29th.

To register or download the brochure, please visit the website at:

SMi presents the 13th annual industry leading conference:
Cold Chain Distribution 2018
Date: 10th – 11th December 2018
Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London UK


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