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Monday, January 4, 2016

#11 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Calibration and Preventive Maintenance

Reason #11 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: CALIBRATION AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE “Control of inspection, measuring, and test equipment. Each manufacturer shall ensure that all inspection, measuring, and test equipment, including mechanical, automated, or electronic inspection and test equipment, is …

Monday, December 28, 2015

#10 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: UDI (Unique Device Identification) & Labeling

Reason #10 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: UDI (UNIQUE DEVICE IDENTIFICATION) & LABELING Yes, UDI rears its regulatory requirements head once again here, as product labels and content have changed to meet the UDI requirement. These new compliance requirements …

Thursday, December 17, 2015

#9 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Training

Reason #9 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: TRAINING Another element checked during manufacturing and other various operations activities is training and/or certification of employees carrying out duties that impact the outcome of a medical device. This too is part …

Monday, November 23, 2015

#8 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Complex Lot and Serial Control

Reason #8 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: COMPLEX LOT AND SERIAL CONTROL  Flexible tools within an ERP like Microsoft Dynamics AX enable you to incorporate sub-lot features and achieve enhanced serial control. This allows you to maintain audit trails …

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

#7 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: eDHR/eBR (Electronic Device History Record/Electronic Batch Record)

Reason #7 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: eDHR/eBR (ELECTRONIC DEVICE HISTORY RECORD/ELECTRONIC BATCH RECORD) “Each manufacturer (of medical devices) shall maintain device history records (DHR’s).” FDA regulation 21CFR820.184 As manufacturers continue to improve their existing systems, more and more …

Thursday, November 12, 2015

#6 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Action-Driven ERP Metrics

Reason #6 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: ACTION-DRIVEN METRICS Data reporting enables early recognition of issues, trends, scrap and back orders, and reduces a medical device manufacturer’s (or life science company’s) exposure and potential lost revenue. With ERPs such …

Thursday, November 5, 2015

#5 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Ease of Product Traceability

Reason #5 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: EASE OF PRODUCT TRACEABILITY   Responding quickly to any adverse material issue or processing event is extremely important in the life science industry. Identifying the amount of exposure for a component/batch of …

Thursday, September 3, 2015

#4 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Sterilization Attribute Management

Reason #4 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: STERILIZATION ATTRIBUTE MANAGEMENT While not all medical devices undergo sterilization, being able to track sterilization information for items/batches that do is critical. This can be easily achieved using the functions within ERP, …

Thursday, August 6, 2015

#3 Reason Life Science Companies Need an ERP: Complaint Handling

Reason #3 from | THE GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES RACE IS ON! 14 Critical Hurdles to Clear on the Way to the Finish Line: COMPLAINT HANDLING Tracking of field data (product performance/complaints) is essential to understanding what your customer is experiencing. Additionally, you need to have the capability to monitor “new device post-market surveillance” to understand …

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Nutraceutical Quality Assurance in the Spotlight

Recent negative press and threats of legal action have sparked questions about the safety and integrity of nutraceuticals. In early 2015, the New York attorney general’s office subpeonaed four major retailers of herbal supplements for evidence proving their product claims. They had tested store-brand herbal supplements sold at GNC, Walgreens, Walmart, and Target and discovered …

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