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By: The QA Pharm

If I could summarize in one page the most important lessons I have learned in pharmaceutical quality assurance over the last 40 years, this is it.

When it comes to putting a procedure into written words, it doesn’t mean the words will be effective in getting people to follow the procedure.

The responsibility of quality assurance is to ensure that an effective quality management system (QMS) is put in place procedurally, is in use behaviorally, and is in control measurably.

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By: Mike Richman

During the Nov. 3, 2017, episode of QDL, we (figuratively) traveled the globe to bring you quality information. Let’s take a closer look:

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By: Scott A. Hindle, Donald J. Wheeler

In theory, a production process is always predictable. In practice, however, predictable operation is an achievement that has to be sustained, which is easier said than done. Predictable operation means that the process is doing the best that it can currently do—that it is operating with maximum consistency. Maintaining this level of process performance over the long haul can be a challenge. Effective ways of meeting this challenge are discussed below.

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By: Olympus

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High-volume manufacturers need fast, nondestructive testing methods to help avoid material mix-ups and to meet customer quality requirements. Quality assurance (QA) inspectors are responsible for evaluating incoming raw materials by determining their elemental makeup and assessing the structural integrity of products on the production line. QA inspectors need a reliable solution that helps them get both jobs done, quickly and efficiently.

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By: Jennifer V. Miller

According to a Deloitte Consulting study, 88 percent of executives state that to build an “organization of the future,” they must transform their business practices. Transformation requires extensive change, which is difficult. Or is it?

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By: Timothy Lozier

Document control is probably one of the most sought-after applications within the quality management system (QMS). It allows an organization to manage the creation, approval, distribution, and archiving of all controlled documents and processes. It is an integral part of quality, environmental health and safety (EHS), or compliance management systems.

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By: Kemper Lewis

President Trump has long talked about reinvigorating U.S. manufacturing, which has suffered heavy job losses as a result of automation, trade deals, and other factors. In July, the Trump administration even celebrated “made in America” week by showcasing things built in the United States and hosting dozens of manufacturers at the White House.

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