Join this exciting project to collaborate on a global scale, to share ideas, drive innovation, lead debate, champion GDP best practice and improve compliance.The GDP-UCI is open to all stakeholders in the pharmaceutical distribution process. Companies large and small, from any part of the supply chain and in every location, are invited to come on board and participate in the only initiative of its kind.
BE PART OF A POWERFUL AND VIBRANT GDP COMMUNITY
Join what is rapidly becoming the world's largest dedicated group of GDP Stakeholder organisations all with one aim – to maintain the quality of medicines and vaccines during the vital distribution process. Membership of the diverse and global GDP-UCI network is open to all organisations with a stake, however large, small, core or ancillary, in the transportation, storage, management, and quality of medicines of all kinds.
HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF GDP
Influence the work you do and the direction of the industry’s GDP segment as part of a dedicated network of GDP professionals that is democratically run and independently governed. You will have the opportunity to participate in focused work-groups and join special interest groups all with the goal of advancing and improving GDP and GDP compliance.
NETWORK AND COLLABORATE WITH YOUR GDP PEERS
The world's most diverse GDP network is your forum to discuss, share and advance GDP issues and ideas, and develop all-important business ties. And you will have at your disposal a unique sounding board to bounce-off ideas and float new concepts relating to GDP-related matters.
ACTIVELY EMBRACE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
In all cases the regulations are unequivocal in their requirement for continuous improvement to be at the heart of pharma quality systems (PQS). GDP is no exception. Being part of GDP-UCI will help your company to deliver on its continuous improvement responsibilities and contribute towards the all-important safety and quality culture that must be in place for seamless and sustainable gains to be achieved.
EXPAND YOUR GDP HORIZONS
The geographical and functional reach of the GDP-UCI project will open doors to new ideas and opportunities for you and your company. All the world's main pharmaceutical production hubs and markets are represented in the GDP-UCI Cluster.
HAVE AN ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRY-WIDE GDP SOLUTIONS & TOOLS
Planned GDP-UCI projects and goals include: Standard GDP-compliant field solutions Shared GDP audit programs Consolidated and harmonised GDP training Central GDP Knowledge Bank Systematic GDP certification schemeAll projects based around collaborative principles to provide consistency, homogeneity and a reliable means of measurement, comparison & benchmarking.
INTERACT WITH PRE-EMINENT GDP AND INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS
From direct interactions with some of the industry’s most pre-eminent GDP achievers and thought leaders you will benefit from the guidance your company needs to support its GDP strategy, processes and decisions. Benefit from up-to-date and evidenced information based on the latest GDP knowledge and thinking.
GAIN EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO MEMBER-ONLY PROJECTS, EVENTS, SERVICES & PRIVILEGES
In addition to the GDP-UCI Primary Work Groups and Special Interest Groups you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of optional GDP-UCI projects and activities including conferences, seminars, workshops, webinars, awards etc. And UCI-GDP founder organisations will enjoy discounted rates for current and future UCI-GDP services and events.
ENGAGE IN CORPORATE AND PERSONAL ADVOCACY FOR GOOD DISTRIBUTION PRACTICE
Be part of a ‘single voice’ to engage with regulators, government agencies, standards bodies and other industry stakeholders in support of safer and more efficient pharmaceutical distribution, and to interpret the official GDP guidelines and standards in a consistent and attainable manner. The ability of a credible and legitimate group of industry experts to exert collective, grass roots leverage in order to push important matters forward and impact areas and issues of concern is well known.
KEEP UP TO SPEED ON THE LATEST GDP DEVELOPMENTS, TRENDS AND THINKING
As part of the GDP-UCI you will be a member of a strong, industry-wide and independent GDP reform initiative with access to the unparalleled collective intelligence of the GDP-UCI Cluster to improve your supply chain performance. Be kept updated on the most important GDP trends and technical advances and benefit from the practical knowledge, hands-on experience, evidenced information and enlightened thinking from within the network.
REINFORCE YOUR STATUS AS AN 'INDUSTRY LEADER' AND MAKE YOUR OWN EXPERTISE MORE VISIBLE
GDP-UCI membership offers opportunities to shed a spotlight on both your personal expertise and to enhance your company's credibility and prestige by demonstrating a commitment to patient safety through the continuous improvement of medicine distribution. Being a GDP-UCI member automatically bestows the designation "GDP-UCI Champion" to your organisation and confers the right to use the GDP-UCI Champion logo on all your public facing communications.
ENHANCE THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOU AND YOUR STAFF
With opportunities to participate in a range of career- and expertise-enhancing GDP projects, seminars and workshops, employers stand to reap significant rewards in terms of improved productivity, continuous improvement and increased staff satisfaction/retention.
BE PRESENT ON THE DEDICATED GDP-UCI ON-LINE COLLABORATION PLATFORM
GDP-UCI offers a number of ways that will enable you to convey your organisation’s commitment to supply chain reform and continuous improvement. Choose from many opportunities to profile and present your organisation to your market and influence base. Membership of GDP-UCI sends a strong signal that your business is serious, conscientious and forward-thinking. Members' company profiles will be listed on the GDP-UCI website and available to the market when searching for GDP services and information..
PROTECT YOUR LEGITIMATE INTERESTS
No change takes place without some people and parties being exposed to new risks or affected negatively. It’s important that you are aware of potential and actual changes in the GDP arena that could touch your business or your profession and have a platform to get your viewpoints across.
ENJOY AUTOMATIC VOTING RIGHTS AND HAVE YOUR SAY
As a registered GDP-UCI participant you will automatically be accorded GDP-UCI voting rights on key program affairs and appointments in accordance with the GDP-UCI Constitution This is part of the democratic ownership of the programme and ensures it maintains impartiality, protects member rights, and reflects the needs and views of all program participants.
There are many good reasons why your company should become a member of this unique network: