In this final installment of our series on Digital Transformation in the Cold Chain, Tom Weir, CSafe Global Chief Operating Officer and David Parker, Cloudleaf Chief Evangelist will share with you:
- Key trends in supply chain shipment visibility
- How these trends and technology advancements will reshape the cold chain
- The role shipment visibility will play in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Tom Weir leads CSafe’s engineering, product, service, supply chain, manufacturing and quality teams. Mr. Weir brings more than 15 years of executive experience leading global engineering and operations teams. He has developed extensive expertise leading teams in Europe, Ukraine, Mexico, and Asia. His industry expertise includes aviation, cold chain logistics, payment systems, and clinical trial technology. Throughout his career, Mr. Weir has successfully led transformational strategic initiatives in operations, new product development, manufacturing, and service. His professional background includes technical leadership roles at Boeing, United Technologies (Sensitech division), and Crane Payment Systems (formally MEI).
David Parker is responsible for promoting the core strategic values of the Cloudleaf offering through sales, marketing and strategic partner engagements. David is an experienced IT professional specializing in business development, operational excellence and sales management. David has held various senior executive positions at Aleri, Sybase, SAP and IBM. He has provided architectural solutions and consultative services for cloud/hybrid deployments of digital transformation solutions for analytics, mobility, ML & AI and data warehouse products for major industries that include Industrial Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Distribution, Financial Services, CPG, Retail, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical and Academic institutions.
CSafe Global has contracted with C.H. Robinson in Taipei to provide containers locally.
CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, has once again expanded their global reach and local presence with the opening of a new hub operation in Taipei, Taiwan.
This new addition to CSafe’s worldwide container operations facilities ensures Taiwan’s thriving biotech and pharmaceutical sectors have consistent, easy access for to the cold chain industry’s top performing containers. “We’ve been supplying containers to Taipei for some time now from our Hong Kong facility,” explained Tom Weir, chief operating officer for CSafe Global. “As the demand has consistently increased over time, we felt it important to invest in a local hub where we can inspect and service incoming containers so they can be released for usage by local organizations. To do this efficiently, we’ve partnered with C.H. Robinson in Taipei to make units available at their Taiwan International Global Forwarding facility.” CSafe will have access to 2,500 square-feet of space to store CSafe RKN and RAP containers.
CSafe continues expanding its presence in Asia by investing in best-in-class facilities to provide the best service possible to customers in their local area.
CSafe Global has expanded its Life Science sales team in Europe adding new team members in The Netherlands and Italy.
DAYTON, OHIO, July 28, 2020
CSafe Global, the innovation leader in active temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, has been rapidly expanding the life science sales team throughout Europe to support a growing customer base.
CSafe has been building its worldwide Life Science sales team more than a year to better serve customers in local markets. “As of this month, we have sales directors in key countries to serve local pharmaceutical and life science companies,” said Stephen Kay, CSafe Global’s senior director of life sciences – Europe. “Europe has always been at the forefront of the pharmaceutical market and building an exceptional team of people who understand both the industry and the culture in each country is key to providing the service level CSafe is known for.”
The newest additions to the team include Vincenzo Cuffaro and Gidius van den Eng
Cuffaro brings seven years’ experience logistics and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in Italy and across EMEA. Most recently, he was a Key Account Manager for Pharma & Healthcare for Kuehne + Nagel managing customers on a national, regional or global level. In his new role as Director of Life Science Sales, he will support customers in the south of Europe providing key expertise to help them find the best temperature-controlled air cargo solutions for their needs.
Van den Eng has been working in international logistics and supply chain management for nearly a decade specializing in the life sciences industry. He joins CSafe following seven years with DSV Panalpina A/S (formerly Panalpina) as a Key Account Manager managing multiple global healthcare accounts across the EMEA region. As Director of Passive Life Science Sales – Europe, he will support CSafe customers across the continent with all of their needs for thermal shippers and couriers as well as mobile refrigeration/freezer requirements.
“Europe is a critical market for pharmaceuticals and biologics and CSafe is committed to providing the local support customers need,” said CSafe Chief Commercial Officer, Seth Hertel. These two additions to our existing European team members in the United Kingdom and Ireland, DACH region, France, Benelux and Scandinavia ensure CSafe has the ability to meet the demand for our full suite of air cargo and parcel solutions throughout the region. We are thrilled to them on board and confident they will exceed our expectations.”
CSafe Global, leader nell’innovazione di soluzioni di contenitori attivi a temperatura controllata per il trasporto di farmaci salvavita, ha rapidamente ampliato il suo team di vendita Life Science in tutta Europa per supportare una base di clienti in costante crescita.
CSafe sta costruendo il suo team di vendita mondiale Life Science da oltre un anno con lo scopo di migliorare il servizio ai clienti nei mercati locali. “A partire da questo mese, abbiamo Direttori di vendita in Paesi chiave per servire le aziende locali del settore farmaceutico e delle Life Science”, ha dichiarato Stephen Kay, Senior Life Science Director Europa di CSafe Global.. “L’Europa è sempre stata all’avanguardia nel mercato farmaceutico e la creazione di un team eccezionale costituito da persone che comprendano sia l’industria che la cultura di ogni Paese è fondamentale per fornire il livello di servizio per cui CSafe è conosciuta.”
Tra le ultime novità della squadra ci sono Vincenzo Cuffaro e Gidius van den Eng.
Cuffaro vanta più di sette anni di esperienza nella logistica farmaceutica e sanitaria in Italia e in tutta l’area EMEA. Più recentemente, ha ricoperto il ruolo di Key Account Manager Pharma & Healthcare per Kuehne + Nagel, gestendo clienti a livello nazionale, regionale o globale. Nel suo nuovo ruolo di Director of Life Science Southern Europe, supporterà i clienti nel sud dell’Europa fornendo loro le competenze chiave per aiutarli a trovare le migliori soluzioni alle loro esigenze per trasportare i farmaci a temperatura controllata via aerea.
Van den Eng lavora da quasi un decennio nella logistica internazionale e nella gestione della catena di fornitura, specializzandosi nel settore delle Life Science. Entra in CSafe dopo sette anni in DSV Panalpina A/S (ex Panalpina) dove gestiva, in qualità di Key Account Manager, diversi clienti healthcare globali nella regione EMEA. Con il ruolo di Director of Life Science Sales EMEA, supporterà i clienti CSafe in tutta l’area EMEA rispondendo alle loro esigenze per thermal shippers and couriers, nonché alle esigenze di refrigeratori/congelatori mobili.
“L’Europa è un mercato critico per i prodotti farmaceutici e biologici e CSafe si impegna a fornire il supporto locale di cui i clienti hanno bisogno”, ha dichiarato Seth Hertel, Chief Commercial Officer di CSafe. “Le due nuove risorse vanno ad aggiungersi ai nostri attuali membri del team Europeo presenti nel Regno Unito e in Irlanda, nella regione DACH, in Francia, nel Benelux e in Scandinavia e saranno garanzia della capacità di CSafe di soddisfare la domanda in tutta la regione con la nostra gamma completa di soluzioni air cargo and parcel solutions. Siamo entusiasti di averli a bordo e siamo fiduciosi che supereranno le nostre aspettative”
CSafe Global chose Cloudleaf to help deliver the company’s new digital visibility platform to support their track and trace technology and ensure 24/7 data access that will allow customers to make informed decisions and protect medicines for patients worldwide.
CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, has partnered with Cloudleaf, Inc. to design a custom digital visibility platform to support both their Air Cargo track and trace technology as well as digital tracking for Parcel and Cell & Gene packaging solutions.
CSafe has been developing and implementing track and trace technology into their Air Cargo fleet of RKN and RAP containers for nearly two years. As part of the initiative, the company wanted to select a software partner with a robust digital visibility platform that could be customized to their needs. A key element in their search was the ability to integrate multiple tracking devices into the system to offer full visibility to Parcel and Cell & Gene customers as well.
“Our team worked for many months evaluating the right partner for our new track and trace product offering,” revealed Tom Weir, chief operating officer for CSafe Global. “In Cloudleaf we found a strategic partner who shares common values, has a world-class management team, a modern software architecture, a visionary product road map, and laser like focus on the customer. The synergies between CSafe and Cloudleaf are powerful and compelling. Together we will provide real-time visibility for life-saving products shipped everyday around the world in CSafe Air Cargo, Parcel and Cell and Gene products. This innovative solution will unleash tremendous value for our customers and most importantly ensure that patients receive the medications they need 100% of the time.”
Cloudleaf is a leader in next generation supply chain solutions, providing continuous visibility and intelligence from materials through to customer delivery. Based in Silicon Valley, the company specializes in providing real-time visibility into enterprise supply chain data that enables critical decision-making to ensure regulatory compliance and reduce waste. Cloudleaf solutions deliver the artificial intelligence and advanced analytics capabilities CSafe requires along with a highly customizable cloud-based platform and dedicated team of highly skilled professionals at every level of the organization.
“We are excited to partner and innovate with CSafe to offer their customers a powerful cold chain solution that combines CSafe’s state-of-the-art thermal shipping solutions with our Digital Visibility Platform,” said Mahesh Veerina, CEO of Cloudleaf. “Now, armed with real-time visibility into the world’s most critical medical shipments, CSafe customers and support staff have 24/7 access to monitor every shipment and intervene if necessary. With this real-time visibility, CSafe’s customers can dramatically improve their cold chain success rates while expanding their reach into new and remote geographies.”
CSafe has already upgraded 20 active containers with active sensors and successfully integrated them with the Cloudleaf platform. The team has completed multiple successful pilot shipment tests to verify hardware performance and integration viability. CSafe is now partnering with select pharmaceutical customers to conduct live user acceptance testing of the new platform before ultimately launching it in Q4.
“These are exciting times at CSafe and we look forward to providing this new technology to our customers and continuing to innovate with Cloudleaf and others in the future to bring the cold chain into the digital world and help our customers ensure patients receive their medications in perfect condition,” noted Tom Weir.
CSafe Global has launched a new visual brand identity that embodies their focus on consistency, quality and innovation for their customers and patients.
CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, announces a new brand identity and streamlined product portfolio centered on providing consistency, quality and innovation for the pharmaceutical industry and the patients it serves.
CSafe was founded more than 40 years ago with a focus on improving the lives of those in underdeveloped regions. The company has consistently grown and evolved in that time to become a leader in the cold chain packaging industry. Always innovating, CSafe is the only provider with a robust portfolio of both active and passive temperature-controlled solutions.
“We have the best products available in this industry,” said CEO, Patrick Schafer. We have invested heavily in our portfolio to ensure every product meets or exceeds customer and regulatory expectations. It is equally important for our brand to reflect those investments as well as our commitment to our customers and our company’s mission ‘to provide peace of mind by offering best-in-class temperature management solutions for the delivery of life-enhancing products.’”
As part of this brand update, CSafe consolidated its portfolio into three distinct product lines:
- CSafe Air Cargo solutions include containers designed for air transport including the CSafe RKN and RAP.
- CSafe Parcel solutions incorporate all packaging used to ship and hand carry pharmaceuticals as well as military grade mobile refrigeration and/or freezing. This product line includes all products formerly branded as AcuTemp and Kalibox.
- CSafe Cell & Gene packaging designed specifically for the cell and gene market with integrated telemetry and dedicated consulting services to mitigate real-world risks associated with the commercialization process.
Those who follow CSafe on social media will have noticed a new look and new focus in the company’s messaging in the last several months. “Whether our customer is a pharmaceutical company, a freight forwarder or an airline, the ultimate customer for all of us is the patient and we want our brand to reflect that,” Schafer noted. “The visual changes we’ve made combined with our singular, focused message – Temperature assured. Life enhanced. – illustrates the clear connection between our products and our mission.”
The recent launch of an entirely new website in June was the final element in the branding update. In addition to a new look and structure, CSafe’s website now offers new functionality as well. Customers can register for access to the customer portal where they can manage all Air Cargo leases online, access reports on-demand and more. Customers can also enroll their teams in comprehensive web-based operations training on CSafe’s EQUiP platform directly from the website.
CSafe is growing and innovating every day – and that’s nothing new. The company was the first to have an air cargo container approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the first to launch a parcel re-test and re-use program. In the last 18 months, CSafe integrated the industry’s first artificial intelligence platform to forecast container needs and launched a comprehensive cell and gene therapy solution. “We will also be the first to launch real-time track and trace technology. And we have more on the horizon,” Schafer confirmed. “We hope the changes we’ve made in the last year will help us better communicate with our customers and partners and create a better overall experience for everyone who interacts with CSafe.”
As the cold chain industry dives in to digital transformation and really begins to extract critical data, it’s important to understand how to analyze and use the information to not only make decisions about ongoing shipments, but also create efficiencies and reduce costs long-term. In part 2 of our Digital Transformation in the Cold Chain webinar series, Marie Weissmann-Nolting, CSafe Global Director of Logistics and Shea Vincent, Global Product Manager for CSafe Air Cargo, will share insights and answer your questions on:
- Artificial intelligence in general
- How artificial intelligence is changing the cold chain for the better
- Long-term lease forecasting
- Meeting lease demand during a worldwide pandemic
Marie Weissmann-Nolting, MBA is the Global Director of Logistics for CSafe and responsible for ensuring CSafe Air Cargo units are in the right place at the right time for customer leases. Prior to joining CSafe, she held multiple roles focused on automation of transportation and logistics within the supply chain for the consumer-packaged goods industry.
An innovation leader, Marie consistently finds new solutions to old problems. Through her collaborative mindset, she has been able to partner with customers to find mutually beneficial processes and relationships resulting in significant cost savings. She has led numerous successful work process automations driving FTE time savings and auditable work accuracy improvement. Her love of process improvement and out of the box thinking are truly highlighted by her work with artificial intelligence, which has led to revolutionary changes in the supply chain and cold chain industries.
Shea Vincent is the Global Product Manager for CSafe’s Air Cargo portfolio and all customer facing service initiatives to support these products. Shea earned a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and spent most of her career working in the orthopedic medical device industry, developing and commercializing trauma and spine orthopedic implants.
Shea has worn many different hats throughout her career with responsibilities in engineering, operations, sales and product management. She has led many successful product launches, researched and developed disruptive technologies and products, and continues to rely on her strong leadership and relationship skills to motivate teams, keep projects on track and ultimately deliver high-quality solutions that greatly impact the lives of patients across the globe.
CSafe Global has expanded its Life Science sales team in the Americas most recently adding Denis Caputo as Director of Life Science Sales – Latin America.
DAYTON, OHIO, July 21, 2020
CSafe Global, the innovation leader in active temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, announced today that Denis Caputo has officially joined the company as Director of Life Science Sales – Latin America.
CSafe has been building its worldwide Life Science sales team more than a year and Mr. Caputo is the most recent addition in the Americas region. “Denis is based in Miami and comes with more than 25 years of leadership and sales experience working in Central and South America,” said Boris Eterovic, CSafe Global’s senior director of life sciences – Americas. “His in-depth expertise in supply chain management and customer relations for the pharmaceutical industry across Latin America will provide CSafe customers an accomplished partner in solving their most difficult shipping challenges.”
Caputo has been part of the cold chain industry and life sciences for his entire career and held various business development roles all focused on Latin America. Most recently, he was with va-Q-tec managing Healthcare & Logistics business development in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Florida. As part of the CSafe team, Caputo is responsible for customers in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
“CSafe is committed to protecting life-saving treatments and medicines as they are transported around the world so patients can live better, longer lives,” said CSafe Chief Commercial Officer, Seth Hertel. “We have seen considerable growth in the manufacture of temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals across Latin America in the last several years. It’s critical that we have someone highly experienced in the industry and able to understand the market differences to ensure we give our customers the solutions they need. I am confident Denis is the right person to help us do exactly that.”
For more information on CSafe solutions in Latin America, please contact Denis Caputo directly at email@example.com or connect with him on LinkedIn. For 24/7 customer support, call +1 937 245 6350 (prompt 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSafe Global, el líder de innovación en soluciones de contenedores activos de temperatura controlada para la transportación de productos farmacéuticos que mejoran la vida, anunció hoy que Denis Caputo se ha unido oficialmente a la compañía como Director de Ventas Life Science para América Latina.
CSafe ha estado construyendo su equipo de ventas Life Science en todo el mundo durante más de un año y el Sr. Caputo es el miembro más reciente en la región de las Américas. “Denis estará en Miami y trae al equipo más de 25 años de experiencia en liderazgo y ventas trabajando en Centro y Sudamérica”, afirmó Boris Eterovic, Director Senior de Life Sciences de CSafe Global – Américas. “Su profunda experiencia en la gestión de la cadena de suministro y las relaciones con los clientes de la industria farmacéutica en toda América Latina proporcionará a los clientes de CSafe un socio competente para resolver sus desafíos de envío más complicados”.
Caputo ha formado parte de la industria Life Sciences y de la cadena de frío durante toda su carrera y ha ocupado varios puestos de desarrollo empresarial, todos centrados en América Latina. Hasta hace poco estuvo con va-Q-tec dirigiendo el desarrollo de negocios en México, Puerto Rico y Florida. Como parte del equipo de CSafe, Caputo será responsable de los clientes de México, América Central y del Sur, y el Caribe.
“CSafe se compromete a proteger los tratamientos y medicamentos que salvan vidas mientras son transportados alrededor del mundo para que los pacientes puedan vivir mejor y más tiempo”, afirmó el Director Comercial de CSafe, Seth Hertel. “Hemos visto un crecimiento considerable en la fabricación de productos farmacéuticos de temperatura controlada en toda América Latina en los últimos años. Es fundamental que tengamos a alguien con gran experiencia en la industria y capaz de entender las diferencias del mercado para asegurarnos de darle a nuestros clientes las soluciones que necesitan. Confío en que Denis es la persona adecuada para ayudarnos a hacer exactamente eso”.
Para más información sobre las soluciones CSafe en América Latina, por favor contacte a Denis Caputo directamente a email@example.com o conéctese con él via LinkedIn. Para soporte al cliente 24/7, por favor llame al +1 937 245 6350 (marque 2) o envíe un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CSafe Global, líder de inovação em soluções de contêineres ativos com temperatura controlada para o transporte de produtos farmacêuticos, anuncia hoje que Denis Caputo foi contratado oficialmente como Diretor de Vendas Life Sciences para América Latina.
A CSafe vem expandindo a equipe mundial de vendas Life Sciences a mais de um ano, e o Sr. Caputo é a mais recente contratação na região das Américas. “Denis está baseado em Miami e chega com mais de 25 anos de liderança e experiência em vendas trabalhando na América Central e do Sul”, disse Boris Eterovic, Diretor de Vendas Sênior Life Science Amérias da CSafe Global. “Sua profunda experiência em gestão da cadeia de suprimentos e relações com clientes para a indústria farmacêutica em toda a América Latina proporcionará aos clientes da CSafe um parceiro bem-sucedido na solução de seus mais difíceis desafios de transporte.”
Caputo fez parte da indústria Life Sciences e cadeia de frio durante toda a sua carreira, e desempenhou várias funções de desenvolvimento de negócios, todas focadas na América Latina. Mais recentemente, esteve na va-Q-tec como Gerente Regional de Desenvolvimento de Negócios para México, Porto Rico e Flórida. Como parte da equipe da CSafe, Caputo é responsável pelos clientes no México, na América Central, América do Sul e Caribe.
“A CSafe está empenhada em proteger os tratamentos e medicamentos que salvam vidas à medida que são transportados pelo mundo para que os pacientes possam viver melhor, com vidas mais longas”, disse Seth Hertel, Diretor Comercial da CSafe. “Temos visto um crescimento considerável na fabricação de produtos farmacêuticos com temperatura controlada em toda a América Latina nos últimos anos. É fundamental que tenhamos alguém altamente experiente na indústria e capaz de compreender as diferenças do mercado para garantir que oferecemos aos nossos clientes as soluções de que eles necessitam. Estou confiante que o Denis é a pessoa certa para nos ajudar a fazer exatamente isso.”
Para obter mais informações sobre as soluções CSafe na América Latina, entre em contato diretamente com Denis Caputo através do e-mail email@example.com ou conecte-se com ele pelo LinkedIn. Para suporte ao cliente 24/7, ligue para +1 937 245 6350 (pressione 2) ou envie um e-mail para firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cold chain industry as a whole has taken it’s time joining the rest of the world in transitioning to a digital business model. In this 1-hour webinar, Tom Weir, CSafe Global Chief Operating Officer and Patricia Cole, Global Head of DHL Global Forwarding Temperature Management Solutions and Same Day, will share with you:
- Perspective on the historical pace of digital transformation in the cold chain
- What has changed in recent years to make it more realistic
- The steps to ensure success
- Lessons learned from both of their organizations
Tom Weir, Chief Operating Officer for CSafe Global, leads CSafe’s engineering, product, service, supply chain, manufacturing and quality teams.
Mr. Weir brings more than 15 years of executive experience leading global engineering and operations teams. He has developed extensive expertise leading teams in Europe, Ukraine, Mexico, and Asia. His industry expertise includes aviation, cold chain logistics, payment systems, and clinical trial technology. Throughout his career, Mr. Weir has successfully led transformational strategic initiatives in operations, new product development, manufacturing, and service. His professional background includes technical leadership roles at Boeing, United Technologies (Sensitech division), and Crane Payment Systems (formally MEI).
Weir holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Kansas University and an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University. He also completed executive leadership training at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Patricia Cole, Global Head of DHL Global Forwarding Temperature Management Solutions Team and Same Day, wears multiple hats within the DGF organization, however, no matter which hat she is wearing her goal is simple to empower her leaders to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results.
Patricia’s current responsibility is the Global Head of the DHL Global Forwarding Temperature Mgmt Solutions Team and the Same Day. Patricia has been with DHL for 12 years.
DHL Global Forwarding Temperature Management Solutions Team is the nucleus of the global pharma vertical for DGF maintaining the validated and GxP compliant transportation platform and processes.
DHL Same Day is the expedited transportation and logistics solutions arm of DHL Global Forwarding. DHL Same Day is a global entity that services over 200 countries and territories with 3 support centers that operate 24/7/365.
CSafe Global’s AX56L active mobile refrigeration unit is allowing Genome LLC to safely transport COVID-19 test kits to their lab for analysis.
CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, is working with Genome LLC to ensure that their COVID-19 genetic testing kits arrive safely at Genome’s lab for analysis using CSafe’s AX56L mobile refrigeration units.
Genome is a high complexity, genetic testing lab based in South Florida that is specializing in COVID-19 testing. According to Genome, their genetic test protects against false positive and negative results because it detects the actual virus in your system using genetic analysis rather than looking for antibodies in a patient’s blood.
Because the genetic testing process is so complex, it is critical that the nasal and throat swabs collected from patients remain at sub-zero temperatures from the time of collection until they are tested. If the testing was happening at the collection site, this would be a simple process, however, Genome has two testing locations that require the samples to be transported from the collection site to the lab.
This is where CSafe’s AX56L mobile refrigeration unit comes in. Built with emergency services and field medical use in mind, the unit is small enough to fit into the back of any SUV for easy transport. The AX56L is a small active system lined with VIP insulation that requires no ice or additional coolants to maximize the 56L payload space. It offers a broad operating range (-20°C to +49°C / -4°F to +120°F) using forced air convection, a 48-hour payload temperature duration on internal batteries and a safety alarm for temperature deviations.
Using these small active systems, Genome safely transports samples every day and is able to quickly analyze them and provide highly accurate results to patients allowing them to either self-quarantine, eliminate a cause for their symptoms, or rest assured they are not spreading the virus.
CSafe Global has completed the first commercial test of their new location and temperature tracking technology with exemplary results.Continue Reading