Personal care and cosmetic product companies want to provide consistent, quality products that consumers can trust and develop brand loyalty across existing and emerging markets. They also need to develop innovative products, manage operational costs, and meet global regulatory requirements; all while trying to compete with other product leaders in the industry.
Product demand is driven by ever-changing consumer tastes and preferences as well as entry into emerging markets. Managing dozens of product lines and brands across multiple facilities requires transparency to production and quality processes to ensure products are on-time and within specification. With rising manufacturing and material costs, increasing regulatory scrutiny and aggressive global competition, the last few years have proven to be quite challenging for companies in Personal Care and Cosmetics. Global regulatory agencies are taking a closer look at product claims and how products are registered (i.e. cosmetic, drug, medical device) and how they are being marketed.
Improving Personal Care and Cosmetic Manufacturing Process
With quality and safety top of mind, organizations concerned with the product manufacturing process are implementing best-practice enterprise quality management software (EQMS) systems like TrackWise. Implementing an EQMS helps leading companies uphold current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) by automating quality procedures across the production process, tying together such processes as supplier quality management, audit management, complaint handling, and change control management for complete visibility into quality and compliance across the entire organization.
Cosmetic Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Enterprise quality management software enables personal care organizations to improve overall quality, ensure supplier compliance, improve customer satisfaction, increase visibility and reduce cost. Workflow automation of cosmetic quality assurance and quality control procedures creates operational efficiencies via standardization and harmonization.
Benefits of Quality Management Automation for Personal Care Companies:
- Enable efficient supplier management using SOP-based or Risk-based audits to support corporate and regulatory compliance
- Manage all information in a centralized, scalable and reliable system
- Reduce risk by enforcing harmonized processes and procedures across the organization
- Increase collaboration and accountability by assigning actions to responsible personnel and monitoring due dates through dashboards
An EQMS solution enables your organization to comply with regulatory and industry standards such as the FD&C Act, EU 1223/2009, GMP standards and other global regulations and standards. It delivers efficient and effective integration across processes including:
Manage the process of qualifying, selecting, and monitoring suppliers and supply chain partners using supplier quality management software with features such as supplier scorecards, supplier qualification workflows, and tracking systems for supplier nonconformances and resulting actions.
Identify and mitigate operational and compliance risks by efficiently managing the full audit lifecycle, including the resolution of findings in a timely and effective manner with audit management.
Record, track, and trend customer inquiries and complaints while managing all remedial action through to completion with complaint management.
Automate deviations, investigations and CAPA workflow steps. Manage deviations in a way that complies with supply chain and overal quality standards.