Supplier Assessment Checklists: A Tool for Vetting Vendors and Contractors

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Supplier Assessment Checklists
A Tool for Vetting Vendors and Contractors

You’re ultimately responsible for the quality of your end product, but how do you know if your suppliers and contractors can meet your quality standards? Your vetting of these companies must be thorough and comprehensive.

Supplier Assessment Checklists: A Tool for Vetting Vendors and Contractors includes two checklists — the API and Excipient Supplier Checklist — and the Contract Manufacturing and Analysis Checklist — that will guide you through the process so that you don’t have to worry about missing any points or asking the wrong questions.

The API and Excipient Supplier Checklist helps you gather detailed information on the companies you are considering to provide you with the critical components of your drug products including:

  • Risk management and change control procedures

  • Employee training

  • Condition of facilities and equipment

  • Documentation and recordkeeping

  • Process validation

  • Materials handling and storage

  • Contamination controls

  • Work performed for other clients that could affect your materials

The Contract Manufacturing and Analysis Checklist helps you gather information on a company’s:

  • Certifications and standards

  • Regulatory inspections and their outcomes

  • Problem management

  • Sampling and testing procedures

  • Equipment qualification and process validation

  • Computerized systems and software

The checklists are written by two industry experts with more than 30 years of combined experience. Christine Oechslein (pharmacist) provides internal GMP training for pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of active ingredients and suppliers. Cornelia Wawretschek (quality assurance consultant) advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies during the development and update of pharmaceutical quality systems.

You will learn:

  • How to make sure your suppliers are compliant with pertinent GMP regulations and standards

  • How to determine if their failure investigation processes are adequate

  • How to assess the training of their personnel

  • What SOPs to review

  • How to evaluate a contract manufacturer that doesn’t have a site master file

These easy-to-follow checklists can be adapted to meet you own needs as well as form the base of your documentation on individual suppliers and contractors.

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Who Will Benefit

  • Quality control department
  • Regulatory compliance department
  • Consultants

About the Authors

Christine Oechslein, Pharmacist, GMP-Praxis
As a freelance GMP trainer, Christine Oechslein provides internal GMP training for pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of active ingredients and suppliers. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years. As a speaker for different event organizers and an author, she shares her GMP knowledge in the areas of process validation, GMP training and GMP in development.

Cornelia Wawretschek, GxP-Services, Berlin
Cornelia Wawretschek is a quality assurance consultant with 15 years of experience in the areas of pharmaceutical processes and analysis, with a focus on the development of semi-solid and liquid dosage forms, sterile production and investigational medicinal products. She advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies during the development and update of pharmaceutical quality systems, focuses on the preparation and follow-up of official inspections, the development of modules for planning and managing training and the implementation of training measures.

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