Lean GMP Systems - Compliance – Efficiency – Quality

Lean GMP Systems - Compliance – Efficiency – Quality

Barcelona, Spain

Course No 15360


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Arnoud Herremans, Lean Kaizen Consultant

Dr Afshin Hosseiny, Tabriz Consulting

Dr Andreas König, Aenova Group

Linda Reijinga, Ferring

Dr Bernd Renger, ECA


Learn how to design lean, efficient and compliant Quality and GMP-Systems that will support you in turning your quality goals into reality.


Those of us in the competitive and highly regulated pharmaceutical industry understand the need to balance operational efficiency with regulatory compliance. We must find ways to reduce complexities, eliminate redundancies and streamline operations while staying compliant with an array of regulations, guidance documents and regulations. Making changes to our quality processes requires overcoming challenges arising from these often competing interests.

However, to face regulatory requirements and expectations, pharmaceutical quality systems have been becoming more and more complex over the past years. In many companies, this has led to a certain inflexibility and inefficiency. But quality related processes, procedures and their related documents should control and support, not constrain the true core competence of pharmaceutical companies: the manufacture of cost effective medicines and APIs at highest quality and in compliance with the regulations.

Quality Managers need to know how to fulfil the regulatory requirements efficiently and how to implement the necessary processes in a lean and cost effective manner that supports efficacy and safety.

Target Group

Managers and Executives from pharmaceutical Quality Management and Assurance, Business Executives and Production Managers and those involved in continuous improvement projects. But also Quality and Business executives from smaller organisations with highly constrained resources.


How to gain Efficiency in the Quality Unit without compromising Quality

  • Systems to reduce deviations
  • How do you measure quality?
  • How to develop a control strategy
  • How to facilitate quality based decisions using risk management techniques
Basic Lean SixSigma Tools
  • Fundamental problem-solving tools used to support Lean Six Sigma and other process improvement efforts
The modern QA Organisation
  • Developing a QMS to support business objectives while remaining compliant
  • Developing QA organisation to support seamless operations: How can QA manage process validation, change management, batch disposition, inspection readiness without reducing efficiency and increasing costs
In Time Management of Quality
  • Working to avoid instead of repairing
  • How to use PAT
  • Risk Management
  • Quick workflows
Efficient Training Documentation
  • Determine initial situation and define the objective
  • Clarify the process, content and responsibilities (commitment of management)
  • Decide on an adequate software
  • Adjustment / optimisation / Lean aspects / KPIs
  • Verify substantial quality of training
Parallel sessions (2 out of 3):

1. Key Challenges for managing Quality and Compliance and how to deal with them
  • Defining roles and responsibilities in relation to key Quality processes
  • Communications channels
  • Document review, approval and feedback – who should do it, who should be informed
  • Delegation of key activities – to whom? – Responsibilities when tasks are delegated to groups outside your direct area
2. Lean and SixSigma Tools and how to apply them
  • Learn and discuss how to implement and use the most important Lean SixSigma tools
3. Efficient Data Pooling: KPIs, PQR, APR, Management Review
  • How to define meaningful KPI?
  • What are useful KPI?
  • What risks are involved using KPI
  • How to drive the development of an underperforming Quality System
You will be able to attend 2 of these sessions. Please choose the ones you like to attend when you register for the course.

Case Studies:

Linking Lean and Quality
iscussion of various case studies in an interactive session.
How to reduce the Number of SOPs while remaining in Compliance
  • Rationalise the existing SOPs
  • Reduce the total number
  • Introduce an efficient SOP review process
  • Remain compliant with the cGMP requirements
How to use Lean SixSigma Tools in Practice
  • Example: Optimisation of the Ferring EU hub release processes
  • Process analysis
  • Improvement actions
  • Evaluating and Monitoring Effectiveness

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