Despite the stringent rules set forth by the FDA for GMPs for dietary supplements, many supplement manufacturers face challenges on a daily basis that make it hard to remain compliant. For this reason, there is often an unspoken problem with quality control and assurance that the customer and consumers may never even know exists. But what if these supplement manufacturing challenges could be mitigated with software? In this article, we will look at some common supplement manufacturing challenges and how software like Virtual Office can help.
As previously stated, maintaining cGMP compliance as a supplement manufacturer is often one of the most glaring challenges. While many facilities are still using dedicated file cabinets and printed records to keep up-to-date, manufacturing software like Virtual Office is constantly keeping track of the process for easy review later whenever it may be needed. As an all-in-one, cloud-based enterprise resource planning software, Virtual Office was built with supplement manufacturing and detailed record-keeping in mind.
Most supplement manufacturers have run into inventory discrepancies that have made it impossible to finish a client’s product run on time due to spillage, poor cycle counts or problems within the supply chain. Software like Virtual Office makes this incredibly easy to maintain accurate inventory levels if you are currently relying on spreadsheets or a bin system. With optional scanner support, new cycle counts can be created quickly to avoid hindering the manufacturing process.
Dedicated Permissions Systems
When everyone within the facility knows the exact job they are responsible for, it becomes much easier to streamline the manufacturing process and limit the chances for human error. Because it contains dedicated permissions systems, Virtual Office can restrict or enable access to certain job types or parts of the process based on individual users. Even better, this creates detailed records of any changes made on a user-basis to create a system of accountability.
If you are interested in learning more about Virtual Office or want to see how this powerful ERP software can benefit your supplement manufacturing process, we invite you to request a demo and try it for yourself. We are confident that our industry-specific supplement manufacturing software contains everything needed to help you manufacture your customer’s products faster while keeping manufacturing costs to a minimum.