Good Distribution Practices (GDP) is a quality system for warehouse and distribution centres dedicated for medicines. Internationally accepted pharmaceutical GDP regulations stipulate that distributors of pharmaceutical products must align their operations with the standards. The scheme ensures that consistent quality management systems are in place throughout your entire supply chain, from the early delivery of raw materials to the manufacturing plants, to the final shipment of finished drugs to the end user. An independent assessment of compliance against international GDP requirements is the most effective way to establish that your quality management system aligns with GDP. Good Distribution Practice (GDP) or GDP Certification is that part of quality assurance that ensures that the quality of a pharmaceutical product is maintained through adequate control throughout the numerous activities which occur during the distribution process.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GDP CERTIFICATION?
- Ensures principles of GDP are applied throughout the supply chain
- Maintains product integrity and patient safety
- Helps achieve consistency
- Reduces the risk of falsified medicines entering the supply chain
- Reduces distribution complaints
- Improves customer confidence
- Reduces expensive mistakes
- Improves efficiency and lower costs
- Reduces wastage
- Improves margins
- Creates a culture of continual improvement
- Increases market share
- Involves, motivates and assists in the training of staff
- Helps market the organisation effectively
- Puts the organisation in a position to exploit new market sectors and territories
WHO SHOULD GET GDP CERTIFICATION?
The implementation and certification of Good Distribution Practice is of paramount importance to safety as the global supply chain is becoming more complex and fragmented specifically in the pharmaceutical industry and food processing and packaging industry.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF GOOD DISTRIBUTION PRACTICES?
- Quality System through Risk Management and Quality Review