Cold Chain Global Forum West Coast

February 25 - 27, 2020 | San Diego, CA

Past Presentations

The Electronic Logging Device Mandate

The Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Presentation by Bill Mahorney, Chief, Enforcement Division FMCSA, Department of Transportation

As of December 18th, The ELD Mandate was passed in congress - the new rule mandates any driver required to previously keep a paper record of duty status must install an ELD (electronic logging device) in their vehicle which means instant third party verification that Drivers cannot work more than 14 hours a day and not drive more than 11 hours. It’s an open industry secret that truckers lie about how long they spend on the road. In an industry that already has a crippling shortage of drivers and capacity issues, the bandwidth will now shrink as much as 15% more. As of April 1st – the grace period was over. Bill will be addressing how this will affect the supply chain, logging books, hours of service regulations, and shipping/distributors collaboration with truckers. Bill will tie in Compliance with Collaboration as he details the FMCSA’s role within the new regulations.

  • Investing in new tacking systems
  • Creating client animosity and delivery limitation
  • Moderating the new trucking landscape with third part verification
  • Installing Electronic Logging Devices


KEYNOTE: The Cold Chain in the 2020’s

KEYNOTE: The Cold Chain in the 2020’s

  • Discussing Blockchain, IOT, AI, and other technologies will radically transform the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain over the next 5-10 years
  • Developing Blockchain Transformation Strategy
  • Outlining Blockchain Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Addressing the Blockchain Transformation of Healthcare

Presentation by...

Jack Shaw, Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council, Technology Futurist

Past Presentation Packet

Past Presentation Packet

This packet includes the following presentations from our 2019/2018 event series:

  • Defining Strategies on How to Effectively Manage Suppliers by Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager, External Manufacturing Organization, Latin America, Bayer Consumer Health


  • Case Studies on Bulk Reusable Packaging and Real-Time Asset Tracking Technologies by Jennifer Antonetti, Sr. Supervisor Global Distribution Packaging & Shipping Qualification, Biogen and Chris Day, Director of Business Development – Leasing Services, Sonoco ThermoSafe


  • Q.A & Supply Chain collaboration to ensure optimal solution to customers by Ahmed ElSheemy, Head of Q.A Middle East & Turkey, Merck Serono Middle East – Consumer Health Subsidiary of Merck KGaA - Germany


  • Getting Patients Involved in the Cold Chain by Alan Kennedy, Founder and Executive Director, PHARMA TEAM-UP