Cold Chain Logistics Management Workshop
The ‘cold chain’ is a system of storing and transporting vaccines at recommended temperatures from the point of manufacture to the point of use. That is, the role of the cold chain is to maintain the potency of vaccines. There is also a concept called ‘reverse cold chain’, which is a system of storing and transporting samples at recommended temperatures from the point of collection to the laboratory. Vaccines are sensitive to heat and extreme cold and must be kept at the correct temperature at all times. Health workers at all levels are often responsible for maintaining the cold chain while vaccines are stored in the vaccine stores at the province and county levels, or while they are being transported to township and villages, and while they are being used during immunization sessions or rounds. More and more often it is becoming the logistician’s responsibility to manage the cold chain as a part of the supply chain.
This workshop will benefit practitioners operating in the distribution, pharmaceutical, retail and services industries, specifically with the following job responsibilities:
- Supply Chain Management
- Warehouse Management
- Dispatch & Receiving
- Inventory Management
- Transport Scheduling
In order to gain a full understanding of these key areas, the facilitator will use lecture content, skill assessments, participative discussions, video presentations and delegate exercises in order to create high impact training. This workshop is designed to be dynamic and highly interactive as well as educational. The primary focus is to provide delegates with concepts and methods which they can put to immediate use in the workplace.
This course manual will enable practical application and skills that will ensure participants.
- Personnel to manage vaccine distribution
- Equipment for vaccine storage & transport
- Maintenance of equipment