Clarkston Life Science SMEs Share Guest Column on Clinical Trials Vendor-Management
June 1, 2023 | Clarkston Consulting’s Irene Birbeck and Nikki Trammell were recently featured as guest columnists with Life Science Leader for perspectives on vendor management for clinical trials. Read a few excerpts from the piece below or the full article here.
Clinical Trials Vendor-Management Best Practices
There are several areas where companies need to have strong vendor management practices. An organization’s vendor management discipline and risk management strategies are critical to ensure operations’ continuity, which has a direct impact on the ability to keep clinical trials running and serve the patients involved.
Mismanaged vendors have real impacts to your organization. These could include increased material costs, increased time on manufacturing and testing, and the ultimate risk that you may be unable to produce your own product. As such, it is important for companies to assess the maturity of their vendor management capabilities, define a tier-based vendor management approach, and implement improvements in a practical and phase-based manner that will mitigate these impacts.