Decisions made upstream in the supply chain can have enormous repercussions downstream at the bedside or in the home, where medications are administered. How do we guarantee that the big and seemingly small decisions being made with each batch manufactured will be the “right” ones when there is so much inherent variability around us?
We like simplicity. Yet in pharmaceutical operations we have become very good at making things more complex than they need to be. This article illustrates a few areas where companies tend to make matters worse and highlights areas where both industry and regulatory agency leaders should push back and focus on simplification.
Given the importance of auditor performance, do managers responsible for audit programs solicit and provide feedback on auditors? Very rarely.