Pharmaceutical Shared Supply Chain Audits

Our pharmaceutical shared audits provide a cost effective solution for evaluation of your suppliers and subcontractors in pharmaceutical or cosmetic supply chains

Pharmaceutical shared audits bring cost efficiencies, make audit scheduling easy and help to facilitate greater collaboration with your suppliers. Pharmaceutical supply chain auditing is key requirement in the pharma sector where is an obligation to engage with supply chain members on matters concerning quality. However, your suppliers and subcontractors are increasingly being asked to take part in multiple audits which demand precious time and resources. With such a demand, it is important to avoid situations where relationships with suppliers deteriorate, leading to longer timeframes to confirm audit dates or a reluctance to allow auditors on-site. 

Pharmaceutical shared audits can reduce demands on time and resources for all stakeholders in the supply chain by combining the requests to audit a particular supplier site. This in turn can help to optimise your budget through reduced audit costs. 

Our shared audit team are a global network of highly trained professionals who have both local knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the relevant national and international regulations. Audits are conducted in the language of the organisation being audited.

Shared Audits System 
Our confidential shared audit system allows access to a real-time view of Intertek’s forthcoming scheduled shared audits: those proposed and those already in progress. After logging into your secure account you can view details of past audits for specific plants, view requests for audits and also apply to participate in a shared audit. The shared audit system allows a simple means to initiate and manage your required supplier audits. 

Our shared audits are conducted in accordance with relevant international standards and are specific to the type of audit activity required. Our shared audit teams carry out audits with reference to cGMP, GDP, GLP & GCP, ISO 22716, ISO 13485, IPEC, EFfCI standards within a European, North American, Japanese or Australian context.

Benefits of our Shared Audits Services 
Our pharmaceutical shared audits simplify the process of audit scheduling and help to facilitate greater collaboration with your suppliers and expedite access to the audit site. You will receive the exact information to meet your auditing requirements via a personalised audit report whilst benefitting from the cost efficiencies of the shared audit process. Added benefits include evaluation of the supplier’s action plan from the auditor, on-site monitoring of the action plan implementation and technical support during the audit.

Tailored Shared Audit Applications 
We apply our shared audit expertise to the following:

  • Suppliers, APIs, excipients, cosmetic ingredients, starting materials, packaging materials and more.
  • Contract Manufacturing Organizations, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Medical Devices and Nutritional Supplements.
  • Contract Research Organizations: Clinical Research Organisations, Contract fill and finish and more.

Audit Report Purchase Requests
In some cases, we are able to offer the purchase of an existing GMP, GDP or GCP audit report. This a confidential process which enables us to explore, on your behalf, the potential purchase of an existing audit report. This represents cost-savings to both audit report owner and enquirer. This offer was established to help clients with the growing demand for information about suppliers and in particular, greater detail about specific sites. It is also a useful alternative to consider if a physical audit is difficult to schedule. Please note that this process can take several weeks and may be inconclusive if a report owner stakeholder decides not to proceed with allowing the purchase.

    With over 1600 global clients who put their trust in us to meet their auditing requirements, our shared audit system and services provide cost-effective and responsive auditing solutions for the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. With over 15 years’ international experience in auditing and evaluating production and distribution sites, Intertek 's Total Quality Assurance expertise offers you a truly tailored and unique service that will meet your specific needs.

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