Nov 22, 2019: Eighteen participants have received full Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Compliance at the first course launched by WCA Pharma Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The training programme has been launched for freight forwarders in the pharmaceutical logistics industry.
The particpants were accredited by the WCA Pharma Academy, the training branch of WCA Pharma, a specialty network of WCA. Out of the 18 participants on the course, nine received a score of 95 per cent or higher.
“GDP courses are part of WCA’s Academy program, which was launched to help promote continued learning for those who want to sharpen their professional skills and logistics operations,” said Leah McKenna, manager, WCA Academy.
The course involves all participants being tested on GDP Compliance prior to the training and sitting an exam at the end of the program, with GDP knowledge improving by up to 30 percent following the course.
WCA Pharma members are required to be GDP compliant to maintain their group membership, which is a quality assurance that pharmaceutical products are stored, transported, and handled under suitable conditions.
The next GDP Compliance training will be held on June 16, 2020 at the World Specialty Logistics Fair in Dallas, Texas, USA.