January 30, 2014
How Drug Manufacturers Are Approaching Quality Control
In the pharmaceutical industry, drug manufacturers strive at all costs to prevent unsafe products from reaching sick consumers. Yet right now, there are many challenges currently standing in the way of overall quality control for many organizations in the pharmaceutical industry.
These challenges include tight government regulations driven primarily by agencies such as the FDA, European Union, European Medicines and Health Canada. These regulations mandate that pharmaceutical companies be prepared for audits at any time, are up to date with validated software and can be ready to respond to a product recall quickly and efficiently.
Additionally, many companies in this industry currently face a lack of visibility into the inner workings of the global supply chain. There is a strong need for visibility into the activities of suppliers across disparate plant locations while transporting goods over long distances.
In order to produce consistent products, eliminate the need for acceptance sampling, reduce the time of production and actively control large inventories of products, many companies are now turning to statistical process control software from InfinityQS. By automating production processes, companies are able to achieve manufacturing goals and produce safe medication while reducing the cost of labor at the same time.
Drug manufacturer Accellent, for instance, was able to lessen the overall amount of customer complaints with InfinityQS ProFicient statistical process control software. Additionally, the company improved cycle times and process analysis—as well as inspection times by as much as 80 percent.
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