WCA Networks hosts sessions on GDP training and e-commerce logistics
July 21, 2017: WCA Pharma Network and WCA eCommerce have hosted two separate conferences in Miami. While the WCA eCommerce organised an e-commerce logistics conference, the WCA Pharma Network session was on GDP training.
The first ever e-commerce logistics conference drew more than 150 logistics providers, service providers and online retailers to discuss the future of freight forwarding and logistics in the digital age.
“We set the bar high for our inaugural conference. Logistics is shifting; we’ve created a network that not only supports our members, who are already working in the sector but inspires and encourages those who are ready to learn. Our first conference was a catalyst, a think tank to bring all parties together as one unified group. Our mission to provide the most innovative and high-quality logistics supply chain solutions in the industry is further solidified by the ongoing support of these industry leaders,” said Dan March, CEO of WCA.
“Education of cross-border, online logistics is key to business growth and success. Our goal was to provide a forum where attendees could network and share ideas as well as be challenged by the material presented. We believe we did just that,” said Alex Allen, Director, WCA eCommerce.
The conference included a full day of workshops presented by guest speakers and logistics leaders. The small-group discussions included topics on how to work with eTailers, challenges of working with Amazon, cross border regulatory issues and much more.
While on the other hand, WCA Pharma Network achieved complete internal validation of all network members in April 2017. Solidifying this success, the network hosted its first GDP training course at the 2017 World Speciality Logistics fair, successfully certifying all of the training participants.
The GDP training session was conducted to ensure that members are fully GDP compliant and validated 30 WCA members. The members have received their GDP Certifications as well.
“This new status has aligned our group to set new, international standards for the logistics of pharmaceutical and life science products. We can now confidently say that all WCA Pharma member services far surpass current industry standards for quality and compliance,” said Adam McKenna, GM, WCA Pharma Network.
The WCA Pharma Network will be fully GDP compliant and certified by the end of the third quarter, 2017. Once achieved, the network will continue to set the global standard for the shipping and logistics of pharmaceutical and life science products; underlining WCA’s commitment to the Pharmaceutical Logistics industry and the desire to help members create opportunities that come with such quality.