Time and Temperature Task Force (TTTF)
The TTTF is mandated to develop and maintain standards for the procedures, documentation, cargo handling, packaging and acceptance of goods from the health care sector in order to facilitate, improve or maintain the logistics thereof. It shall act as the liaison with all stakeholders from the health care industry or their intermediaries.
The Task Force, under guidance from the Live Animals and Perishables Board (LAPB), will be responsible for the following specific activities, and for other tasks as may be delegated to it by the LAPB from time to time:
- Establish and maintain by means of a documented process a time and temperature quality management system.
- Liaise with all stakeholders from the health care industry or their intermediaries in order to establish common standards that work in both industries.
- Produce, develop and implement guidance material in order to maintain drug quality and efficacy when moving time and temperature sensitive materials through the logistics chain.
- Act as the coordinating body between IATA and the health care industry, for the health care logistics forum during the IATA World Cargo Symposium.
- Promote its activities with industry associations and shippers.
- Lobby government agencies, international governmental organizations, stakeholders involved in supply chain logistics, carriers, shippers and their intermediaries towards the recognition and adoption of these standards.
The TTTF consists of 25 members of the suply chain appointed by the LAPB.
The TTTF normally meets twice a year in conjunction with the LAPB.