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The implementation of a cloud-based QMS can impact revenues and costs by mitigating the number of deviations, corrective action and preventive action, and recalls.
FREMONT, CA: Revamping quality management is the underlying objective of Quality 4.0, a global, cross-industry program that pursues quality excellence through digital transformation. Technologies that connect systems, processes, and people offer the foundation for quality transformation by allowing pharmaceutical firms to become more proactive in addressing quality problems throughout the product lifecycle. Quality 4.0 provides significant potential for life-sciences firms, though many are still uncovering new methods to leverage the initiative across their organizations. Read on to know more.
Firms today use discrete quality management systems (QMS) for change control, complaints management, audits, and others. These systems cannot easily support end-to-end processes and create inefficiency. Besides, management cannot see how this patchwork of systems affects the company’s overall business, making it complex to develop a convincing case for transformative change. The Quality 4.0 movement, combined with globalization, compliance changes, and pressures to run more efficiently, are driving transformation.
Pharmaceutical industries are transforming or planning to transform at least one area of quality management with cloud technology. A cloud-powered quality management platform that connects all quality systems enables organizations to bring products to market quicker while ensuring quality and compliance.
A cloud platform offers a modern, consumer-inspired user experience that is always current with regular system updates. It becomes an asset over time because it works better with more use. With a unified systems model, firms bring together multiple, disparate applications onto a single global platform for improved visibility, collaboration, and efficiency. Firms no longer need a separate content management system, training system, and QMS. To develop a convincing case for quality transformation, the quality organization must show how it is an essential partner to the business rather than just a cost center. This can be an uphill battle because several quality organizations are viewed as compliance-centric business units.