Supply chain outsourcing in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, derived from the broader objectives of reducing costs, increasing productivity and gaining quicker regulatory approvals, can, if not well managed result in deterioration in the quality of the end product. Any such deterioration can result in adverse effects for patients or regulatory compliance failures, these being the principal causes of supply interruption and/or regulatory sanctions including recalls, withdrawal of licenses and possible financial penalties.
With the increasing awareness, together with greatly enhanced audit focus by major regulators such as the FDA on the potential patient safety and compliance issues raised by outsourcing and complex supply chains it becomes even more important for pharmaceutical and medical devices firms to ensure robust, compliant, consistent management of complex supply chain.
Join Peter Murray, Former Quality Director at GlaxoSmithKline on this MetricStream hosted webinar that will discuss:-
- Challenges in dealing with the supply chain complexity
- Strategies to enable organizations maintain product safety whilst achieving security of supply and cost efficiency
- Key systems and processes necessary to support a sustainable and effective supply chain program