The FDA has already weighed in on the importance of adapting more rigorous supplier controls, and its emphasis on the link between supplier control and risk management will only continue to increase. To meet these elevated industry standards, manufacturers must implement an effective supplier acceptance approach with subsequent verification and preventive controls. This requires more than having an approved supplier list; it requires a dynamic process that manages how assessments, decision making and planning reduce or even eliminate risk in supply chain activities. MasterControl's supplier workshop will teach quality professionals the skills needed to evaluate their organization's compliance against the FDA's current purchasing control requirements, as well as how to implement effective controls for all of their supplied products and services.
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Regulatory agencies have indicated that a more focused review of purchasing controls / supplier management processes will be enforced in all upcoming audits and inspections of life science companies and other regulated manufacturers. The MasterControl supplier workshop will teach quality professionals how to define, evaluate, document, and implement purchasing controls based on the most appropriate risk mitigation strategies for supplied products and services. Topics and course objectives include:
Any organization that obtains products or services from a supplier, contractor, or consultant is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all quality management and regulatory requirements are met. Outsourcing can increase an organization's operational and compliance risks - particularly if suppliers are not qualified or lack the appropriate level of control in their quality processes. The MasterControl supplier workshop, which are delivered on-site at the customer's facility, will provide quality professionals with the skills and tools necessary to eliminate the following supply chain issues:
The supplier workshop is taught using a blended approach of classroom and real-life application. This "how-to" approach significantly increases knowledge retention and allows participants to apply the skills as they learn in a dynamic setting. Click here to review the workshop agenda or to register.
The course is appropriate for individuals who are regularly involved in establishing supplier agreements, supplier quality management, purchasing activities, and regulatory submissions for outsourced services and products.
The supplier workshop is one of five on-site quality management workshops offered by MasterControl to help quality professional gain the skills they need to stay current andcompliant in the workplace. Additional workshops are offered in audit, risk, document management, and CAPA. All workshops are delivered on-site at the customer's facility and can be customized to address specific industry compliance requirements. Class size is limited to 14 participants. Click on the links below for details on the additional workshops:
For more information about the supplier workshop, or any of our quality management workshops, contact the MasterControl Quality and Compliance Consulting Team or call 866.747.8767 today.