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WCA & ASC Associates Form Strategic Partnership

12 Oct, 2018

To enhance WCA Pharma’s commitment to GDP compliance

For Immediate Release

BANGKOK, October 12, 2018 – WCA and ASC Associates Ltd are pleased to announce a strategic partnership designed to enhance WCA’s continuing commitment for compliance and logistical innovation in the Pharmaceutical sector. WCA Pharma selected ASC’s bespoke for its 1-day GDP training course for their Pharma GDP Training held at the World Specialty Logistics Fair in Bangkok, Thailand.

ASC’s suite of training includes Good Distribution Practices for Medicinal Products, which has been designed for the logistics industry to enhance compliance within the supply chain. Working in partnership, ASC will offer their expertise in Good Distribution Practices and Supply Chain security to WCA members.

“We have big plans for a close collaboration across several networks, even looking at creating a WCA Academy in the near future,” said Adam Mckenna, General Manager of WCA Pharma. “It’s clear that there is value in what we’re doing. Each time we host a training session, space is filled weeks in advance and our members achieve impressive high scores.”

Amy Shortman, Chief Executive Officer of ASC stated. “We are delighted to have been selected by WCA to offer our services and suite of training to their members. Over the coming months we hope to expand services and training to include courses such as: Anti-bribery and Corruption, Supply Chain Security, Risk Assessments”

WCA is especially grateful to ASC for helping host such a successful session.
“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Mckenna. “With 42 participants and a 100 percent success rate, we’re ensuring that our members are ready and able to handle this business above other forwarders who may not have planned in advance.”

About WCA Pharma:
WCA Pharma is a specialty logistics group under WCA, Ltd and is the world’s leading pharmaceutical logistics network of independent forwarders operating to the highest GDP standards. WCA Pharma members have the experience, know-how and expertise to handle pharmaceutical products, from clinical trials, APIs healthcare (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients), plasma, to bio pharma, and controlled drugs.

About ASC:
Established in 2011 in the UK, ASC works globally with all key supply chain stakeholders to achieve excellence with a relentless focus on innovation, security, safety, compliance and efficacy.

For further details, please contact:
WCA: www.wcaworld.com / kmode@wcaworld.com
ASC: www.ascassociates.co.uk / info@ascassociates.co.uk

ASC GDP Training with Virgin Atlantic Cargo March 20th

GDP Training with Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Continuing our support with Virgin Atlantic Cargo on development of their Lifesciences Vertical, we have recently been focusing on providing in-depth training on the GDP Guidelines. So far, 47 staff from several departments have completed our Certificated One Day GDP Course, which provides an extensive introduction to the EU Good Distribution Guidelines.

Virgin & dnata GDP Training with ASC
Some of the Virgin team with staff from dnata – 19th January 2017

We have been thrilled to see the enthusiasm and interest of the Virgin team, which has led to some excellent results in the post-course exam. All passes, with over 80% achieving the highest grade of Distinction, and the rest following closely behind. We hope the entire team is proud of this.

ASC GDP Training with Virgin Atlantic Cargo March 20th
The Virgin Atlantic Cargo Team with Henry Moran and Jamie French – 20th March 2017

Feedback from the course delegates has also been really positive, with every single person agreeing that the course was relevant to their role, and that they learned new skills. This is what ASC are passionate about – helping staff from throughout the entire supply chain understand GDP and how it relates to their individual roles.

ASC GDP Training with Virgin Atlantic Cargo March 31st
The Virgin Atlantic Cargo Team with Amy Shortman – 31st March 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Virgin Atlantic Cargo, and look forward to continuing to support this passionate team.