The logistics provider Dachser has carried out the corresponding audits to obtain the BPD, Best Distribution Practices certification at its centers in Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt and Mumbai, as well as at its head office in Kempten, Germany. An independent body has certified that Dachser complies with the specifications for the safety and security of transport chains in the pharmaceutical sector.

Dachser has received the Best Distribution Practices certification, granted by an external entity that has endorsed compliance with strict quality criteria and performance in the field of logistics of life sciences and health care. The logistics provider has achieved this certificate for its global quality management system and its strategic locations in Germany, Spain and India. This accreditation verifies that shipments made in the Dachser Life Science and Healthcare network are managed in accordance with EU regulations.

Medicines and other health products are also subject to strict requirements during their transport, storage and handling, and must comply with very demanding standards and with the specifications of the client, the authorities and the product itself. Medicines, vaccines and other pharmaceuticals are often time-critical, temperature-sensitive shipments that must be handled in a complex regulatory environment. As a recognized industry standard, certification of GPD compliance attests to the safe handling and transportation of these products. “This certification is a mark of quality for our global DACHSER Life Science and Healthcare network,” says Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight at Dachser. "In this way, we contribute to the security of supply chains for our customers in the life sciences and healthcare industry."

Stringent requirements

The certification process consists of several audits carried out by an entity independent from Dachser, where quality aspects such as standard handling procedures, shipments of medicines and medical devices at controlled temperatures, external and internal training and risk management are evaluated.

“The certification of compliance with the BPDs in Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt and Mumbai marks the beginning of the certification process for all the strategic locations involved in the management and transport of medicines and medical devices at Dachser. We follow a quality-oriented strategy to maintain the integrity of these sensitive products throughout the entire transport chain, right up to the patient,” says Netka Hohlfeld, Department Head Life Science and Healthcare Logistics at Dachser.

In addition to the Best Distribution Practices certification, Dachser is also IATA CEIV Pharma certified at its locations in Frankfurt, Atlanta (USA), Mumbai and Hyderabad (India) and Shanghai (China).

Friday, June 2, 2023 - 00:08