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COVID-19 Distribution Change Management Matrix

COVID-19 Distribution Change Management Matrix

We are focused on finding ways to collaborate and improve the pharma supply chain and we recently launched a COVID-19 Distribution Change Management Matrix aimed at supporting airports to prepare for the movement of vaccines.

The Matrix was launched at our COVID-19 Taskforce Workshop, the first in a series of we plan to host for members focussing on the most prominent topics for the industry. 

During the Workshop, members called for pharma shippers to sign up to Known Shipper schemes to help ease bottlenecks along the value chain.

Workshop members also heard from new CCA member Stefan Braun, Managing Director of SmartCAE, who demonstrated a case study on how the Virtual Cool Chain could help plan a robust distribution of COVID-19 vaccines needing to travel at -70°C.

The Matrix looks at adherence to temperature requirements, packaging, forecast and quantity, and timeframe across different stages in a vaccine’s journey through an airport.

We will share the Matrix with members for them to complete and then bring together the information to help the supply chain to focus on potential pinch points, training needs, safety and security, as well as supplier and risk management, and quality.

The Matrix also incorporates sections on facilities, and warehouse, and ramp operations.

This Matrix forms part of the strategy put together under our recent MOU with IATA, read more about this project here: CCA's MOU with IATA