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Quality within the BioPharma Industry Landscape
Florian Czaszewicz, Industry Solutions Consultant, Pilgrim Quality Solutions, an IQVIA companyThe American Society for Quality, touted as the “Global Voice of Quality,” states that manufacturers in the pharmaceutical industry are always working to balance the demands of meeting global regulations and production costs, in an effort to produce the most innovative research and development while also producing safe, reliable prescription drugs. As a biopharmaceutical industry veteran, I know the challenge is real. In fact, when illustrating a graphic representation of the Biopharma industry’s information management landscape, as I see it, the depiction is quite dense and complex.
Fusion 2018: Pilgrim Quality, IQVIA, and Next-Generation Quality
Dan Jacob, Research Director, LNS ResearchPilgrim Quality Solutions last month hosted an enjoyable, inspiring, and valuable global customer conference, Fusion 2018, in Tampa, Florida. This year's conference provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about Pilgrim’s strategy to drive the Next-Generation Quality vision, and to share the exciting benefits that Pilgrim, now as part of IQVIA Technologies, can provide to its customers.
The Benefits of Supplier Management
Kari Miller, Regulatory and Product Management Leader, Pilgrim Quality Solutions, an IQVIA companySupply chain risks grow as an organization’s suppliers expand geographically and companies increase offshoring and outsourcing activities. The increasing sophistication in technology, and ever-increasing regulatory oversight, are additional factors in the increased supply chain risk. Resulting supply chain issues are impacting medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers around the globe, costing billions of dollars in market devaluations, recalls, regulatory fines, and settlements. But supplier management is a viable tool in the arsenal to minimize the risk of those outcomes.
The Medical Device Regulatory Landscape is Impacting Supplier Control
Kari Miller, Regulatory and Product Management Leader, Pilgrim Quality Solutions, an IQVIA companyAsk any corporate executive to list the top objectives of their organization’s Quality department and they’ll include the need for predictive and proactive risk management strategies. The Medical Device industry is no exception to this reality; if the industry wants to improve patient outcomes, then it has to manage risk. One of the largest sources of organizational risk is dependence on third-party suppliers. Today’s global economy has added complexity to supply chains, and longer supply chains are making it increasingly difficult to manage our suppliers, and in many cases our suppliers’ suppliers, thereby increasing overall risk. The plethora of medical device regulatory requirements placed in Medical Device organizations, including FDA mandates and the updates to ISO 13485:2016, reflect this new reality.
Supplier Risk and its Impact on Corporate Risk
Kari Miller, Regulatory and Product Management Leader, Pilgrim Quality Solutions, an IQVIA companyRisk is a major focus in most businesses today, regardless of industry. In the past few years, the Life Sciences have seen a steady rise in supply chain issues resulting in lost market caps, recalls, regulatory fines, and other financial impacts valued in the billions of dollars. So it’s no surprise that minimizing business and operational risks, as well as legal and regulatory compliance, is on every executive’s mind, and for good reason.Supplier risk, put simply, is the probability associated with a supplier causing an interruption in an organization’s supply chain and to the availability of products and services within that supply chain. Supplier impact, at a minimum, two legs of the three-legged Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) stool: Risk and Compliance. It is safe to say then that the impact of suppliers on an enterprise is significant.
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