Best Practice (Good)
Conduct quarterly product quality reviews to assess the consistency of manufacturing processes. These reviews should assess the quality of starting materials, investigate of failed batches, audit facility equipment (heating, ventilation, etc.), inspect packaging quality and examine in-process controls.
Typical Practice (Bad)
Conduct product quality reviews on an ad hoc basis or based on demands from upper management. Report findings to key stakeholders through a collection of non-standard reports or meetings.
Benefits: Standardizing quarterly product quality reviews, related adjustments to the production process and report generation can help in streamlining the production process and reduce duplication of quality assurance efforts.