Bulletproof Supplier Management Program
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A lack of adequate control over purchases has resulted in a significant number of recalls due to component failures. Since FDA cannot regulate component suppliers, it is imperative that your company's purchasing and supplier control requirements provide the assurance that only acceptable components are used to manufacture finished devices.
Most medical device manufacturers have acceptable systems in place to assure component quality. But what about supplier quality? Your company must have a procedure in place that describes the methods you use to evaluate potential suppliers, and set forth requirements that your suppliers must meet to be considered “approved.” You must also have a system in place to routinely assess your suppliers, and set forth the applicable criteria they must meet to remain “approved.” You may never have to pay a visit to your supplier if you have a great supplier control program in place.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- QSR and ISO 13485 requirements for supplier selection and assessment
- How to qualify new suppliers in a cost efficient manner
- How to assess current suppliers in a cost efficient manner
- How to perform supplier-related corrective action
- Minimum documentation requirements for supplier qualification, assessment, and related corective action
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all regulated companies that are interested in implementing a supplier management program that is both compliant and cost-efficient. The employees who will benefit include:
- Purchasing management
- Regulatory management
- QA management
Jeff Kasoff ,RAC,CMQ/OE is the Principal Consultant at Lean to Quality, LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in Quality and Regulatory management. Over that time, He has implemented and overseen quality system operations and assured compliance, at all sizes of company, from start-up to more than $100 million in revenue. This multi-faceted experience makes Jeff uniquely qualified to address compliance issues across the entire range of company sizes.
Jeff has also been primary liaison with FDA inspectors and notified body auditors, giving him first-hand experience with the most common issues surfaced by regulatory agencies.
Jeff received his Regulatory Affairs Certification from RAPS, his Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence certification from ASQ, and his Lean Black Belt from IIE.