Regulators require manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices to assume responsibility for the quality of all supplied products and services.
Establishing and maintaining your supplier Quality Assurance (QA) program is a challenge with regulatory requirements and supply chain complexity continuing to increase.
This course will provide you with an overview of the current regulatory requirements and expectations, along with a 6-step plan for managing your supplier quality so you can start reducing your supplier risks and improving your compliance. You will get an appreciation for:
- Recent changes and enforcement trends in regulatory requirements for supplier management: FDA, EMA, TGA
- Regulatory and industry guidelines including TGA, ASMI, IMDRF (formally GHTF) and APIC
- SOPs and records needed for compliance and to prove effective supplier qualification.
- Six step plan for managing supplier quality:
2. Selection of potential suppliers
3. Evaluation and acceptance
4. Establishing controls
5. Delivery, measurement and monitoring
6. Feedback and communication
- Identifying supplier risk factors
- Establishing supplier risk ratings and evaluation criteria
- Structure and content of the Supplier Quality Agreement
- Reduced testing considerations
- When the supplier is part of your organisation – Quality Agreements and the role of QA
This course is designed for key quality and operational personnel (supervisors and managers) who are involved in supplier assurance implementation.
Format and Course Length:
The 1-day course involves a lively mix of case studies / workshops and intensive tutorial sessions. The delivery method is collaborative with a small group and facilitator, which has been shown to enhance learning and critical thinking skills of participants. You will receive copies of all presentation slides and a Certificate.
Contact us to register your interest in a public session or having this course delivered on-site.