The globally operating Kuehne + Nagel Group has implemented a worldwide
cold chain education programme for which the company recently received the "Life Science Logistic Partner of the Year 2012"- award.
When developing the programme, Kuehne + Nagel Switzerland worked
closely together with a leading company from the pharmaceutical
industry. Experts of the Swiss national Kuehne + Nagel organisation
attended comprehensive cold chain trainings in the field of handling
temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products across all modes of
transport. Based on this know-how, the Kuehne + Nagel Group
developed its own education concept with clearly defined industry
specific standards and best practice (GxP) solutions. The use of the
programme, which has been implemented throughout the worldwide
Kuehne + Nagel Group, is mandatory. Furthermore, it is an important
element for future-oriented airfreight products for the pharmaceutical
industry, to be introduced globally by the Kuehne + Nagel Group shortly.
The "Life Science Logistic Partner of the Year 2012" award was
presented to Kuehne + Nagel at this year’s „IQPC Cool Chain Logistics
Europe 2012" (IQPC – International Quality & Productivity Center).
Nomination criteria included – on the one hand – the impact of the
solution on the industry and the realised benefits to the customer in
terms of patient safety, risk reduction, process orientation and cost
optimisation. On the other hand, communication, responsiveness,
pro-active behavior and overall service levels as well as the commitment
to the pursuit of excellence and industry best practice were significant
factors for the nomination.