Feb. 09, 2017
TopicsLogistics

Kuehne + Nagel: IATA Certification of Entire Global Air Network

Logistics company Kuehne + Nagel got a full IATA CEIV Pharma network certification of the entire global air network. “KN PharmaChain” GxP compliant network is currently including 86 locations and covering all continents.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced the CEIV Pharma Standard in 2015. CEIV Pharma aims to improve the level of competency as well as operational and technical preparedness of all parties in the air logistics industry. It is a response to increasing regulatory requirements and the demands of the world’s largest.
Through training, quality audits and validation, the IATA CEIV Pharma standard ensures the integrity of every pharmaceutical and healthcare product in the airfreight supply chain and ultimate certification allows shippers to identify approved providers.

Industry Benchmark for Pharma and Healthcare Logistics
Independent certification of both the current and any future expansion of the KN pharma chain network under the IATA CEIV Pharma program is in line with the Kuehne + Nagel strategy of utilizing audits by external parties to maintain its own GxP standard at the highest levels. This quality driven approach continues to set the industry benchmark for pharma and healthcare logistics.
CEIV Pharma network certification confirms the quality and risk based credentials of the pharma chain of Kuehne + Nagel. A web-based risk assessment tool is now used to complete a risk assessment at a lane level and all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are managed via a pharma compliant document management system.

One of the World’s Largest Multi-Modal Pharma Networks
All of this is supported by highly trained personnel and dedicated facilities. Compliance to the required WHO TRS957 standard was validated through rigorous audits at global locations around the entire network. With over 170 locations across all modes of transport, the logistics company is now operating one of the world’s largest multi-modal pharma networks.
The dedicated “KN PharmaChain” network is capable of providing differentiated solutions for critical general cargo, ambient or temperature controlled door-to-door solutions all meeting the high standards of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

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