Before we start this episode of QuickConversations, we wanted to provide a bit of background about the content. This program was recorded in New York back in February of this year – shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak started to wreak havoc on the city, the nation, and the world.

And as we know, as the pandemic spread worsened, so did its impact on businesses of all types – with the aviation industry worldwide hit particularly hard.  From cancelled flights to travel restrictions, to self-quarantine mandates and more, the pandemic continues to take its toll on the industry.

The Sterling Global Aviation team is working with clients to meet their global logistics solutions today and going forward, as we evolve to a “new normal.”

We’ll be recording additional episodes of QuickConversations to focus on what lies ahead – but in the meantime, we hope you find this discussion with Sterling’s Claus Engelbrechtsen informative and insightful, as he shares what it takes to deliver the logistics solutions that fuel your global aviation supply chain.

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Of all the logistics required to maintain efficient and exact global supply chains, temperature requirements surely are among the most fascinating: Ship something that absolutely must remain as cold as 196 degrees below zero Celsius across the world? Or how about a shipment that can’t go any lower than 15 degrees Celsius while simulatenously and precisely never heating above 25 degrees Celsius? They involve extraordinary logistics planning, tracking the temperature in every step throughout transit and using the latest innovations in packaging – a new world scientific and technological update to the old world’s simple box.

But for Paul White, Executive Vice President of QuickStat, it’s only one of many challenges he has seen in some 35 years in logistics and sees today across the aviation and life sciences sectors including the importance of strategically located conditioning facilities to help shorten delivery times of temperature-sensitive products. How to integrate emerging client requirements with new technologies to speed deliveries and improve efficiencies? Or how keep global supply chains moving not just during anticipated crises – like bad weather or Brexit deadlines – but also during ones no one knew were coming: Like the Icelandic volcanos 10 years ago or the coronavirus today?

A note on timing and location: We caught up with Paul in the UK, as Brexit was dominating the news and coronavirus was emerging. To learn more about Quick’s global logistics solutions, go to

As the COVID-19 crisis continues its dramatic impact on lives globally, in the life science space, patients who are being treated for non-COVID-19 illnesses still need to receive their treatments – even during a pandemic. Clinical trials must move forward. And medical supply chains have to be kept intact.

What’s more, while the virus rages, many companies around the world have quickly switched their focus to the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The usually fast-paced world of life science logistics is now moving ever faster.

  • So what goes into supporting logistics for clinical trials when confronted by so many pandemic-created obstacles?
  • What solutions and services can help companies adhere to trial protocols, keep patients safe and ensure that their therapies are received on time?
  • And what are the best logistics practices for overcoming an array of challenges – including government regulations, severely reduced airline schedules and dire economic situations.

Scott Ohanesian, Senior VP of QuickSTAT’s Commercial Operations in North America, works with pharmaceutical and biotech companies on designing comprehensive clinical trial logistics plans. In his years of work, Scott has created customized supply chain solutions – from pre-clinical to clinical to commercialization – that meet client objectives, maintain product integrity and ensure patient safety.

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Sometimes, the world of time-critical shipping can mean the difference between life or death. Blood. Organs for transplants. Human tissue. Cell or gene immunotherapies. Ensuring their safe delivery – getting them often from one side of the country to the other, where a patient in a hospital waits – brings global supply chain logistics challenges to a whole new level. 

For 30 years, that’s been the focus of Dave Murphy. Dave is Executive Vice President with Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics and has seen – and managed through – the challenges and changes in global supply chain management. 

In this episode of QuickConversations, host Chris Riback speaks with Dave about his experience in the critical healthcare logistics space and covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • How the evolution of personalized medicine has impacted global supply chain logistics.
  • The technologies that are most important to know about and rely on.
  • What goes into delivering life-critical organs or medical devices when faced with natural disasters or a global health crisis.

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This episode of QuickConversations was recorded on March 30, 2020 in New York City – the current epicenter of the coronavirus. Depending upon when you’re listening to this program, the virus’ hot spots will likely be somewhere else. But wherever it’s traveled to, one thing is for sure: COVID-19 not only represents an acute, sometimes dire health concern, but also an unprecedented impact on our global supply chains as we know them. After all:

  • How do you move business-critical high-tech components across borders when you can’t move cross-border?
  • How do you manage just-in-time deliveries when the airline routes you depend on change – even be cancelled – at any moment?
  • And of course, how do you keep your own workforce safe and active during a global pandemic?

Those are just some of the challenges that Mike LoRusso is facing and solving every day. Mike is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Quick Specialty Logistics. He has worked on the financial and logistics management side of the business, so he knows how to keep processes operational during challenging situations –  supporting the needs of businesses ranging from the financial services sector to health care, high tech, automotive to hospitality and beyond.

Mike took some time today to talk with host, Chris Riback, about how he and his team are working during this crisis - focused on keeping business and life moving, even when it seems the whole world has stopped.

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Quick’s Senior Vice President of Marketing sat down with host, Chris Riback, to talk about the launch of the QuickConversations podcast. Marie shares how the Quick team of logistics leaders came together to share their stories, solutions and secrets behind making the impossible happen every day – where shipments are always urgent and time-critical. Whether it’s a life-saving drug, to an organ for transplant, to delivering the airplane part needed to get your grounded flight back in the air – these are shipments where expert execution is all part of a day’s work and not negotiable. 

Each program will focus on the many variables that go into keeping a global supply chain running smoothly – and more specifically, what goes into managing logistics for industries including healthcare, life science, aviation and technology companies around the world.

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