Showing items tagged as electronic document management

  • 2021-bl-infrastructure-accessibility_132x132

    3 Practical Ways to Improve Infrastructure Agility in Pharma

    If nothing else, the COVID-19 pandemic proved to pharmaceutical companies that digitally integrated processes are the key to surviving a crisis. If your organization has difficulty connecting people, processes, and systems, there are three pragmatic measures you can take to bolster your existing infrastructure, help ensure secure connections, and enhance collaborative work.

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  • 2021-bl-weaver-logo_132x132

    Weaver and Company: Digitization Streamlined Quality and Production

    Since its founding in 1978, medical device manufacturer Weaver and Company has grown, regulations relevant to its products have evolved, and paper-based processes posed greater risk. Recognizing that managing paper quality and production documents was no longer practical, the Colorado-based company has taken steps to modernize with MasterControl's digital quality management and manufacturing solutions.

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  • 2020-bl-thumb-4-reasons-documentation-is-critical_thumnb

    Top 4 Reasons Why Documentation Reviews Are Critical to Compliance

    When was the last time you reviewed your quality documents? If you don’t review them, how do you know if you need to update and revise them? These are the questions that Marty Jackson1, a MasterControl professional services consultant, asks new clients who are switching from a paper-based document management process to an automated system. In most cases, they are stumped.

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  • 2020-bl-fda-guidance_132x132

    FDA Sets Out to Curb Data Integrity Violations With Guidance on Data Handling

    Noticing an increase in violations of current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) regarding data integrity, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drafted a question-and-answer-based guidance to address some of the frequently asked questions and to clarify the role of data integrity in regulated product manufacturing.

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    Rise in Data Integrity Violations Prompts FDA Guidance on Data Handling

    Noticing an increase in violations of current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) regarding data integrity, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drafted a question-and-answer-based guidance to address some of the frequently asked questions and to clarify the role of data integrity in drug manufacturing.

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  • 2019-bl-thumb-modernize-architecting-for-change-1

    Thriving in a Digital Era, Part 1

    Another phase of the industrial revolution — dubbed Industry 4.0 — is underway and gaining momentum. While the previous phases of the industrial revolution have been about adopting new technologies, Industry 4.0 is about redefining the organizational culture.

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    The #1 Gap in Manufacturing Software Today

    It’s 2018 and technology has pervaded every area of our lives. Yet a visit to almost any manufacturing floor reveals that paper is alive and well, even in forward-thinking companies with strong IT strategies and digital transformation initiatives in place. Why is it that the truly paperless factory floor remains so elusive?

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  • 2020-bl-connectivity-02_132x132

    The Link Between Regulation, Quality Systems and Data Integrity, Part 2

    An examination of how the evolving standards of data integrity are affecting regulations and quality considerations within life science industries worldwide.

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  • 2020-bl-connectivity-03_132x132

    The Link Between Regulation, Quality Systems and Data Integrity, Part 1

    The emergence of new guidelines on data integrity, and the interpretation of that data via audits and inspections, doesn't detract from pre-existing elements of regulation, particularly Annex 11 of the European Union’s (EU) good manufacturing practice (GMP) guidelines.

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  • Thermo Fisher Unit Thrives Thanks to Streamlined Document Management

    Call it the curse of success: as Unity Lab Services—a business unit of Thermo Fisher—flourished, the already massive amount of vital documentation that required tracking, continual updating and maintenance became exponentially larger and more difficult to manage. For a company that has obtained its leading edge by providing customers with a single source for integrated lab services, support and supply management, the very notion of out-of-control documents and outdated, rogue work instructions spelled potential disaster.

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  • 2020-bl-manufacturing-excellence-04_132x132

    Don’t Trip over These 9 Document Control Pitfalls

    Document control issues are among the most commonly cited observations in FDA Form 483s and warning letters. In the medical device sector alone, document control-related issues represented 10 percent of Form 483 observations and 8 percent of warning letters in 2014(1).

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