Good Distribution Practice
GDP is a set of the world’s best practices in product shipping and transportation. A high value is set today on GDP requirements that have come into widespread acceptance among logistics companies, as it is essential for them to eliminate the risks of product quality and safety deterioration on their way from manufacturers to consumers. Given this, organizations have to apply an up-to-date approach to business, which implies that:
- manufacturers have the quality management system, safety management system and GMP system in place
- manufacturers outsource their non-core processes, such as distribution, to logistics companies.
- In many countries of the world, adherence to GDP requirements is often a must for pharmaceutical logistics.
- A system-based approach to implementing key processes of a logistics organization;
- Incorporation of principles of permanent improvement through risk assessment, analysis of trends and non-compliant issues;
- Optimization of processes within the company;
- Feeling of confidence in the face of national regulators’ inspections, as boosted by systematic efforts to identify, integrate and comply with legal and regulatory requirements;
- Rise in the esteem of the organization’s partners, investors, consumers, public authorities, and the community;
- Trust of international corporate consumers.
- Regulation of the distribution of pharmaceutical products
- Organization and management
- Quality system
- Premises, warehousing and storage
- Vehicles and equipment
- Shipment containers and container labelling
- Dispatch and receipt
- Transportation and products in transit
- Documentation & self-inspection
- Repackaging and relabelling
- Recalls & Returned products