Intertek UK Launches Confidential Pharmaceutical Shared Audit Services

Bringing cost efficiencies to the pharma supply chain through confidential shared audits.

July 18, 2017

Cambridge, United Kingdom - Intertek, a leading global Total Quality Assurance provider, today announced that its UK business has launched a Shared Audit Platform for UK clients, following its success in continental Europe, USA, China and India.

All regulatory agencies have an expectation of GMP (good manufacturing practice) compliance across pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chains. As a consequence, these companies have an obligation to engage with their supply chain, including raw materials suppliers or contract manufacturers, to ensure compliance.

Suppliers and subcontractors experience repeated customer demands to host audits of their operations and these are both costly and time consuming for all parties.  Through pharmaceutical shared audits, Intertek can help to facilitate greater collaboration between suppliers and manufacturers by making audit scheduling easier and reducing demands on all stakeholders by combining requests to audit a particular supplier site.  For pharmaceutical companies, the shared audit concept directly translates into reduced audit costs.

Intertek’s shared audit online platform allows secure and confidential access to a real-time view of scheduled supplier shared audits, including those proposed and those already in progress. The platform was launched in France 10 years ago, has served over 500 clients and been expanded across continental Europe, USA, China and India. This latest extension, which introduces the same service to clients in the United Kingdom, builds on Intertek’s position as a leading provider of flexible contract laboratory services and assurance solutions to the pharmaceutical industry.

Laurent Moreau, Manager Audits EMEA, Intertek Pharmaceutical Services, shared “Following the success of the Intertek Shared Audit platform in other countries, we are keen to offer to clients in the UK this simple and confidential platform to help them initiate and manage their required supplier audits. The proven impact of Intertek’s Pharmaceutical shared audits has benefitted multiple clients worldwide by reducing demands on time and resources for all stakeholders in the supply chain.”

 

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

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