Why Is Change Management Important?
To prevent issues associated with changes to processes and procedures, systematic controls must be put in place. For any company with a complex manufacturing process, systems must be established to evaluate changes and to track them. This ensures adequate control.
Change management is critical because:
- Every modification to a process, material or equipment needs to be properly recorded and authorized
- It ensures proper coordination across stakeholders through automated workflows and alerts
- It helps meet compliance with industry and government regulations and standards
About Change Management
Manage changes from requests, through pre-approvals, change execution, follow-up approvals, and implementation
Change management is a process that is applied to make certain that changes in a system or product are controlled, coordinated and approved before their implementation.
The company has significantly reduced the length of time that change requests remain open with its CMOs. King estimates that the new streamlined workflows save at least a few hours per record, easily adding up to more than 800 hours per year.
Change management ensures the safety and quality of medicines are not compromised by production and process changes. With the lives of consumers at stake, product irregularities simply cannot occur.