Monday, July 20, 2015

The CAPA Detective

By Laurie Meehan

Every industry has its detectives.  Mechanics and journalists hunt for leaks.  Software testers and security experts look for bugs.  Meteorologists, defense strategists, and forensic accountants all look for trouble brewing off shore.  The level of intrigue may vary.

In the GMP world, it’s the CAPA investigator who serves as detective, identifying how and why manufacturing defects occur.  The root cause is seldom obvious or sensational, but usually a confluence of seemingly innocuous deviations that can compromise an otherwise high-quality manufacturing process.  That’s not terribly flashy, so you probably won’t find “The CAPA Detective” in among the other crime dramas making their debut in this year’s primetime lineup.

Or maybe you will.