The management of the supply chain of drugs and natural products is a complex process and logistics plays a key role.
Many pharmaceutical and natural product manufacturers are adapting to European GDP legislation.
In Italy this legislation is considered a good practice, while in many European countries it represents a real mandatory regulation.
For companies operating in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and in general sectors of the supplements and natural products sector, adopting the good practices of GDP in their supply chain represents a very important competitive advantage.
What is the GDP
The good distribution practice (Good Practice Distribution) indicates led regulatory guidelines that regulate the distribution of medicines and natural raw materials.
The GDP indications ensure that quality and integrity are maintained throughout the supply chain from the producer to the end user.
The good distribution practice extends beyond the distribution of the finished product and includes the procurement, storage and transport of natural and chemical raw materials.
Failure to comply with the guidelines at any stage of the supply chain, including all intermediate storage and transport points, can have a serious impact on product quality.
This is why it is important to choose logistics partners that give these guarantees and are able to supply warehouses and vehicles at controlled temperatures, as well as any type of certification and supporting documentation.
The importance of adopting the GDP
The implementation of Good Distribution Practice is of fundamental importance for the safety of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and natural products, which have as their ultimate goal the care and well-being of people.
GDP is an indispensable tool for protecting the distribution system from pharmaceutical and natural products from dangers such as adulteration and preservation at sub-optimal temperature conditions.
These guidelines establish the appropriate tools to assist wholesale distributors in carrying out their activities and to prevent drugs or natural raw materials from entering the supply chain. Compliance with these guidelines will ensure control of the distribution chain and, consequently, the quality and integrity of medicines, nutraceutical products and supplements.
The importance of having a reliable logistics partner
Our team of experts is able to assist every actor in the supply chain in achieving compliance with the guidelines on good distribution, guaranteeing storage and transport services at controlled temperatures, and providing documentation and certifications for GDP and HACCP.