CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With safety issues making headlines, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers face a rugged regulatory landscape. Organizations are relying on their quality function to navigate regulatory difficulties that could affect production. Proper staffing of quality roles is just one way organizations optimize their quality function and a study by pharmaceutical benchmarking leader Best Practices, LLC found best-in-class companies have a ratio of quality personnel to total manufacturing employees between 1:4 and 1:7.
As captured in the benchmarking report, The Quality Function: Structure, Staffing and Execution, Best Practices, LLC, reveals strategic best practices in quality harnessed from survey responses and in-depth interviews with seven top pharmaceutical and medical device company leaders. A complimentary excerpt is available at http://www3.best-in-class.com/rr851.htm.
Executives from Abbott, Lilly, J&J, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth and others shared wisdom and key insights for honing elite quality functions within their organizations. A sampling of their tactics and best practices includes:
-- Heighten intra- and inter-company transparency: Disseminate
information about weak areas within the company and competitor
companies among quality staff, as reflected in regulatory consent
decrees and warning letters obtained from FDC publications and
-- Establish action-triggering metrics: Develop reporting mechanisms that
bring performance measurements and deviation reports before the eyes of
-- Focus quality personnel on activities/results not measures: Employ
integrated improvement charts to effectively communicate important
measures to focus actions by responsible parties. E.g., 3-in-1 charts
Quality managers and executives seeking to improve the quality function within their organizations will find this report invaluable for learning from industry leaders. For more information, download a complimentary excerpt of this benchmarking report "The Quality Function: Structure, Staffing and Execution" at http://www3.best-in-class.com/rr851.htm.
To find out more about Best Practices Research and Consulting, please visit our website at http://www.best-in-class.com or contact Grant Houston at 919-767-9182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC
Best Practices, LLC is a research and consulting firm that conducts work based on the principle that organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying the best business practices, operating tactics and winning strategies of world-class companies. For more information, call (919) 403-0251 or visit http://www3.best-in-class.com/.
|SOURCE Best Practices, LLC|
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved