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.

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Content

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:
    1. Planning
    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

Participants

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.

Fee and Discount

  • AUD $750  (exc. GST) per participant
    • A 10% discount applies for 3 or more participants from the same company

Registration

Option 1 – Register and pay online by credit card through our TryBooking site following the link (where available) in the table below.

Option 2 – Register by e-mail following the link (where available) in the table below and pay by invoice.  *If the Email and Invoice link doesn't open a new e-mail for you, please contact us with your registration information.

Location Date Online by CC Email & Invoice*
Adelaide 18 June 2019   Register
Auckland 25 June 2019   Register
Brisbane 17 July 2019   Register
Melbourne 22 July 2019 Register Register
Sydney 23 July 2019 Register Register

Scheduled sessions run from 9am to 5pm unless otherwise specified.

Contact us to register your interest in a public session in an alternative city or having this course delivered on-site.

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