Monday, June 10, 2019

Getting The Most From Your GMP Supplier Audit

Guest Blogger: Greg Weilersbacher
Founder & President, Eastlake Quality Consulting

All companies outsource. It’s a humbling fact that you simply can’t do it all yourself. This often has to do with resource allocation; your company may allocate dollars to build and sustain some activities in-house while choosing to contract higher-cost operations to qualified suppliers who already have the expertise and equipment. 

You may outsource the manufacturing of tablets, sterile injectable, or topical dosage form, or the GMP release and stability testing of your product. Once the production and testing is complete, the product may need to be stored under controlled temperature and humidity conditions and then distributed to locations around the globe. The Contract Development and Management Organizations (CDMOs) who execute these critical operations are of paramount importance to your company’s success. Choosing the right suppliers will also help to minimize stress-induced headaches throughout your organization. Here are the top five ways to get the most out of a supplier audit.