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Use the Gartner Five-Step Framework to Build a Cold Chain Distribution Strategy

Published: 27 April 2016

ID: G00293334

Analyst(s): Lisa Callinan


More cold chain products are being launched with temperature-sensitive storage and transportation requirements, increasing complexity. Logistics leaders in life science companies need a cold chain distribution strategy to build efficient networks, minimize costs and ensure regulatory compliance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use the Gartner Five-Step Framework to Define the Specific Protocols to Build a Robust Cold Chain Distribution Strategy
    • Governance
    • Capabilities
    • Partnering
    • Process
    • Monitor
  • Collaborate With a Broader Set of Stakeholders Internally and Externally to Find Cost-Effective Solutions for an Expanding Cold Chain Portfolio
    • Know Your Product
    • Know Your Customers
    • Know Your Distribution Channels
  • Ensure Cross-Functional Teams Are Aligned to the Most Recent Regulatory Guidelines on Temperature-Sensitive Distribution

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