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Top Quality + LIMS Insights from 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, I’ve taken time to reflect on the 200+ content pieces that our industry experts here at Clarkston have generated over the past year. Below, I’ve highlighted just a few of our top quality and LIMS insights for 2022. For all of our 2022 quality and LIMS insights, you can read more here. 

Top 6: 2022 Quality and LIMS Insights

1. Four Considerations for Managing Product Quality Complaints  

Regardless of industry, firms are bound to receive product quality complaints. The creation of an effective Quality Management System (QMS) is thus vital for ensuring that these are properly dealt with. In this piece, Azmat Shah, senior consultant, and Susan Shockey, principal quality systems consultant, discuss four major considerations for effective complaint management.     

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2. The Transition to Computer System Assurance – What’s Next? 

Computer validation within the supply chain industry can be a time consuming and inefficient process. In an economy when supply chains are under tremendous pressure to keep up with demand, it’s important to optimize computer validation to ensure on-time delivery. In this piece, Linda Plumley, director, explores key considerations for a switch to Computer System Assurance (CSA), an approach which leads to faster documentation and streamlined validation.   

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3. When to Invest in a QMS  

A Quality Management System (QMS) can be an important function of a growing business to ensure customer satisfaction. But considering the implementation process and costs, when is the right time to invest in one? In this piece, Azmat Shah, senior consultant, and Susan Shockey, principal quality systems consultant, dive into key considerations for when and how a firm should go about investing in a QMS.  

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4. Preparing Your QMS to Enable the Lab of the Future  

Bolstered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lab of the Future (LoF), which is essentially a digitization of the laboratory environment, is growing closer. It’s crucial that existing Quality Management Systems (QMS) align with the LoF such that unprecedented compliance issues are recognized. In this piece, LaToya Lee Jones, associate partner, outlines key steps for preparing a QMS to enable the Lab of the Future.   

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5. Considerations for Selecting a Quality Management System (QMS) Software 

A new Quality Management System (QMS) can be a huge investment for many firms. By carefully considering different aspects of what might be needed, the firm can greatly extend the system’s life. In this piece, Azmat Shah, senior consultant, and Susan Shockey, principal quality systems consultant, unpack key considerations for choosing the best QMS for your organization.    

Explore Quality Management System Software

6. Managing the LIMS Vendor Selection Process for a Contract Testing Lab 

In an increasingly digital industry, labs are seeking out the right systems and technologies to help them meet both existing and future needs – one solution being a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). However, selecting the right solution for your lab is an important first step. In this case study, LaToya Lee Jones, associate partner, walks us through Clarkston’s role in a LIMS vendor selection process for a global leader in third-party testing services. 

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Tags: Quality and Compliance Technology, Quality Operations, LIMS, Digital Labs, Quality Management Systems