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Temperature Control Cargo Operations (Classroom, 3 days)

Este curso también es dado en Español.

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To become a player in the pharmaceutical logistics market, you have to prove your business can handle time and temperature-sensitive products efficiently, reliably, and under variable circumstances.

This course teaches you the industry best practices for packaging, storing and accepting temperature-sensitive shipments, providing opportunities to apply these skills in practice scenarios. You will also receive guidelines for creating your own Standard Operating Procedures and Service Level Agreement templates so you are sure to deliver consistent service once back on the job.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 24 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Mar 21 - Mar 23, 2016 - Argentina, Buenos Aires (IATA)

5 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Manage temperature deviation at critical points in the cold chain
  • Identify potential risks at critical points in the cold chain
  • Create your own Service Level Agreement (SLA) to clarify mutual expectations and minimize challenges within the cold chain
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that ensure consistency in your operations
  • Anticipate the logistical needs of the global healthcare industry

Course content

  • Procedures for handling time and temperature-sensitive products
  • Temperature management and temperature excursions
  • Critical points in the healthcare supply chain
  • Packaging technology
  • Use of SOPs and SLAs
  • Use of the IATA Time and Temperature Sensitive handling label


  • Opportunities to create your own SOPs, SLA and operations checklists
  • Practical scenarios
  • Final examination

Download full outline and schedule

A complimentary copy of the Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR), Module 17 – Air transport logistics for temperature sensitive healthcare products is provided with the course material

Who should attend

This course provides a strong foundation for managers and their staff in all areas of cargo operations:

  • Cargo quality
  • Ground handling
  • Warehouse and ramp operations
  • Cargo sales and commercial analysis

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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