Increased regulatory scrutiny is forcing regulated companies to adopt more rigorous supplier controls. Consumers and investors are also calling upon organizations to increase the safety and efficacy of their supply chains. To meet these elevated standards, savvy regulated companies are enlisting the help of supply chain management consulting firms to help them navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape and maximize customer value. In addition to consulting services, these best-in-class consulting firms offer comprehensive supply chain management training that teaches regulated organizations how to create a stronger, more resilient supply chain.
A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from the supplier to the consumer. According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management. Providers of supply chain management consulting services assist manufacturers in the development, implementation and maintenance of their supplier quality management systems. Often times this involves providing supply chain management training. What's driving the need for supply chain consulting services? Globalization (the process of sourcing, manufacturing, transporting and distributing products outside of a company's native country), increased product complexity, outsourcing and expansion into emerging markets are just some of the factors that have prompted the FDA and other regulatory agencies to look more closely at how manufacturers of regulated products, including pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, manage their supply chain. Surprisingly, despite the increased regulatory scrutiny and risks associated with today's more sophisticated, global supply chains, a recent survey of more than 500 manufacturing executives found that only two thirds of companies have a supplier quality management system or formal supply chain training program in place. These companies are operating at a major competitive disadvantage. Working with a supply chain management consulting firm to mitigate these risks can have a positive effect on business performance and long-term brand value.
Effective supply chain management training and consulting service providers help manufacturers build stronger, more resilient supply chains. This, in turn, can provide many business and operational benefits.
MasterControl QCC (short for Quality and Compliance Consulting) offers the following consulting services to help you reduce supply chain risk:
In addition to world-class consulting services, QCC offers comprehensive supply chain management training designed to teach you how to evaluate your organization's existing compliance against current purchasing requirements, as well as how to implement effective risks controls for all of your supplied products and services. QCC is comprised of a highly experienced team of QMS experts, auditors, certifiers, process engineers, and educators who not only know the life sciences and manufacturing industries inside and out, but also understand your business and the unique demands of regulated companies like yours. In addition to consulting and training, our consultants provide guidance in the following core regulatory, compliance, and quality disciplines:
For more informationWhether you need to develop a supply chain quality management system from scratch, need help with a particular supply chain management process, or require supply chain management training to educate your employees, we can help. Contact us today.