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PDM - Temperature-Control Supply Chain (Cold Chain) Management

May 24, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Edward Village Hotel North York
185 Yorkland Blvd
Toronto, ON M2J 4R2
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Temperature-Control Supply Chain (Cold Chain) Management
- Illustrated with Successful Supply Chain Re-engineering and Partnership Live Cases

The Pharma and many other industries who need to distribute their product under temperature control mode are facing tremendous product loss issue due to temperature excursion. On average, the pharma industries easily lose 25 – 40% of their highly temperature-sensitive products during transportation and distribution. This problem has been bothering the industries for decades and many already considered it is their norm and the losses were built into their operational costs.

One of the critical issues that causes this cold chain failure is silo-operations (Disconnect Supply Chain operations) and belief on some traditional Myths. Our speaker, Sherman Cheung, a former Senior Director of Sanofi Pasteur, and his supply chain partners, Karen Harbour, Strategic Canada Manager, Envirotainer; and Anderson Yeung, Former Cargo Manager, Eastern Canada of Cathay Pacific Cargo, will illustrate:

  • What is Cold Chain (Temperature-Control Supply Chain)
  • What is and why Cold Chain Management
  • Some Basics of Cold Chain Management
  • What are the critical failure factors for Cold Chain Management: Industries’ supply chain silo and myths
  • Illustrated with live cases upon how a paradigm-shift supply chain re-engineering and partnership sustains cold chain performance to 100% success and without product loss due to cold supply chain excursion


  • Sherman Cheung, Former Senior Supply Chain Director, Sanofi Pasteur Ltd.

Case Studies Guest Speakers:

  • Karen Harbour - Strategic Canada Manager, Envirotainer

  • Anderson Yeung - Former Cathay Pacific Cargo Manager - Eastern Canada

  • Representatives from Kuehne & Nagel


About our Speakers:

Sherman Cheung – Former Senior Director, Supply Chain Management of Sanofi Pasteur Ltd. (Sanofi Pasteur is one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers and suppliers.)

Sherman is a visionary pioneer in strategic integrated supply chain transformation – he established business process re-engineering and other change management technologies. He is also a guru on operations, supply chain as well as cold chain management. He innovated many best-practice cold chain technologies and processes. Sherman is also a frequent speaker and professional trainer in many international cold-chain and supply chain related conferences.

Sherman worked as senior executive for several Fortune 100 multi-national corporations in North America and Asia Pacific, such as: Sea Land/Maersk Line, Dow Chemical, Jardine Matheson, and Sanofi Pasteur Ltd.

Sherman is an industrial engineering with MBA in Supply Chain Management. He is a Master Instructor for CPIM, and associate instructor for CLTD. Currently, he serves on the APICS Toronto Chapter Board as a Director.

Karen Harbour – Strategic Canada Manager, Envirotainer. (Envirotainer is the world’s first and largest Active air containers providers.)

Working for a specialty courier for almost 15 years with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry transporting preclinical, CTM, blood plasma, API, amongst others and learning the many complexities of the Supply chain, cold chain and the importance of mapping and communication amongst all stakeholders. A staunch supporter of customer service and devoted to the people she serves and work with.

Anderson Yeung – Former Cathay Pacific Cargo Manager, Eastern Canada (Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s largest air cargo carriers and cold chain operators based in Hong Kong.)

Over 40 years experience in airline, freight forwarders and courier industries. Participated IATA e AWB implementation. Panel speaker at IATA Cargo Symposium on e Cargo Security Declaration. Participated at CBSA and Transport Canada PACT- preload targeting initiative.

Certification of Maintenance:
2.0 points

6:00 - 6:30 Registration and Networking
6:30 - 8:00 Presentation

Free Parking & Free Wifi at the Hotel


$20.00 APICS Toronto Chapter Members (+13% HST)

$30.00 Non Members or Guests (+13% HST)