Ed Roullard, VP Marketing for SAFC on supply chain and quality management said, "After recent issues in supply chain management, the FDA has told customers they need to regulate and control their own supply chains. And what we have now is pharma companies asking every question it can ask which costs everyone time and money."
SAFC has tried to adopt a pre-emptive stance by doing such things as removing animal derived components, performing risk assessments on chain partners, adding "layers of protection" through the production process rather than simply testing an end product. But, the industry still has a way to go.
Ideally, the industry will begin to work together to share audit results on supply chain partners -- and SAFC will play its part in helping to make it happen.
Posted by Bruce Lehr Sep 26th 2011.