Good manufacturing practices are the practices required in order to conform to the guidelines recommended by agencies that control the authorization and licensing of the manufacture and sale of food and beverages, cosmetics, pharma products dietary supplements and medical devices. These guidelines provide minimum requirements that a manufacturer must meet to assure that their products are consistently high in quality, from batch to batch, for their intended use. The rules that govern each industry may differ significantly; however, the main purpose of GMP is always to prevent harm from occurring to the end user.
There are many benefits for companies who implement a fully-compliant GMP program, which will substantially increase the quality of their product, and increase revenues and customer satisfaction. Some of the benefits from a proactive approach to a compliant GMP program include:
- Operating costs drop as rework and penalties due to non-compliance reduce and efficiencies increase.
- Help customers, employees, stockholders, regulators and competitors develop sustainable respect for an organization.
- Increases senior management confidence in the preparedness of manufacturing facilities for inspection
- Decreases the time and cost for companies selecting third-party testing and product certification if using GMP registered contract manufacturer; which is a national program that is designed to provide a system of processes, procedures, and documentation to ensure that the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that it is represented to possess