Publication Details

Tamimi, M., Sundarakani, B. & Vel, P. 2010, 'Study of cold chain logistics implementation strategies: insights from UAE industry', Production and Operations Management Society Conference, Production and Operation Management Society, Miami, FL, USA, pp. 1-14.


This article highlights the concept of cold chain logistics, the importance of cold chain logistics and the role and benefits of cold chain logistics among different industries. It analyses challenges of implementing the cold chain logistics by taking a case of pharmaceutical drugs Industry located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and introduces some general cost and concerns of cold supply chain practices associated to this region. Finally the paper discusses risks associated with the implementation and potential opportunities of the cold chain logistics in the UAE region.