Contract Manufacturing for Quality in the Time of COVID-19



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Contract Manufacturing for Quality in the Time of COVID-19
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 11am EDT (NA) / 4pm BST (UK) / 5pm CEST (EU-Central) 

The dawn of 2020 brought significant changes to everyday life, as well as the way organizations approach manufacturing and quality. With the outbreak of COVID-19, and with an anticipation that this virus will be with us for the foreseeable future, organizations that are able to maintain quality in their manufacturing operations, and adapt to a changing environment, are best positioned to be successful in this new era. While much is changing, the Manufacturing Triangle – Cost, Quality, and Schedule – is not. Supply chains still need to be met and on time; quality documentation must be generated for satisfactory regulatory compliance; agility in manufacturing volume, often relying on contract manufacturers to allow for rapid increases in volume to meet demand, must be attainable.

To achieve these goals for their customers, contract manufacturers are developing new methods of doing day-to-day work and guiding customers through the contract manufacturing cycle. Developing means of doing remote and virtual customer and supplier interactions and audits in both the quality and manufacturing spaces allow customers to understand how the successful contract manufacturer will be able to adhere to quality standards while adapting to rapidly changing market demands, and will both keep workers safe and ensure the end product meets the same quality standards found in a pre-COVID-19 environment. Balancing the many demands and needs in the COVID-19 era allows customers to rapidly bring a product to market, without sacrificing quality.


Dave Thoreson, VP Global Operations, Phillips-Medisize
Cheryl Norder, VP of Quality, Phillips-Medisize


This webinar will benefit senior professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries who are:

  • Quality Managers
  • Product Development Managers
  • Regulatory Compliance Professionals
  • Supply Chain Personnel
  • Engineering Managers


Participants will learn how successful contract manufacturers are:

  • Adapting quality systems and manufacturing environments to meet customer needs
  • Balancing COVID-19-related changes to regulatory guidance
  • Continuing to meet workplace safety requirements