Evidence of safe temperature-controlled transport of medicines: Since its launch in July 2020, GDP Network Solutions has provided all services in a GDP-compliant manner. Now the company has received the GDP certificate for all locations.
With this certificate, the network for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical transport underlines its claim to quality and product safety. From the very beginning, the Germany-wide service provider for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry has worked in all areas according to the standards of Good Distribution Practice. The fact that this has now been confirmed by the certificates is seen by the managing director of GDP Network Solutions, Jürgen Oetzel, "as a logical milestone in documenting compliance with the high requirements according to the legal regulations." The customers thus received the security that is essential in the handling of medicinal products and medical devices.
Systems and processes meet GDP transport requirements
The certification was based on the EU regulations of the Guidelines for Good Distribution Practise (GDP) published in 2013. These EU requirements essentially regulate compliance with quality criteria throughout the entire supply chain as well as protection against the entry of illegal medicines into legal distribution channels. As part of the certification process, the auditors check and evaluate a number of indicators such as quality control, self-inspections and staff training. The seal of quality awarded proves that all safety and quality standards have been met.
The implemented quality management system (QMS) is successfully realised in the network at all 12 locations. Stefan Lakonig from the certifying company Heacon Service comments: "GDP has become a strong focus of the pharmaceutical industry in recent years. As a logistics provider, one is faced with numerous challenges. During audits at all locations, we were able to convince ourselves of the compliance of the GDP Network Solutions. The systems and processes meet the requirements for GDP transports."
Comprehensive value proposition
The great strength of GDP and all network partners lies in consistently safe temperature control through uninterrupted monitoring. 24/7/365 monitoring means
- active real-time temperature monitoring of all interfaces
- Alarm system in case of temperature deviations
- 24/7 emergency management
- Central quality management
Therefore, GDP can also provide a comprehensive performance promise for nationwide distribution in the + 15 °C to + 25 °C temperature-controlled network. This includes:
- Standard delivery time 24/48 hours
- Driving days Monday to Friday
- Next Day Guarantee
- before 12 o'clock Next Day
- Complete scanning of every interface
- Complete temperature documentation
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- Daily quality reports
- Delivery reliability 98.5
Continuous quality assurance is also ensured by the modern, web-based training system for all employees as well as the annual training of managers regarding GDP and the pharmaceutical-relevant legal changes.
For GDP Network Solutions, obtaining the seal of approval is a milestone in the still young history of the company, and all those involved see it as an incentive for the further development of high-quality services in pharmaceutical logistics.