Supply change notification template

Supply change notifications across the biomanufacturing industry have increased significantly since the start of the pandemic due to the increased requirements for vaccinations and raw materials used in the process – one BioPhorum member has even said it had gone from receiving two notifications a week to 200 a month.

Unfortunately, this surge has highlighted inefficiencies in the change management process for single-use systems (SUS) and its ability to handle the increased volume of information. Other issues include the lack of completed data and its non-standard format, and the low adoption of BioPhorum’s SUS change management guidelines.

Now is a perfect time to review how this process is managed across the industry and add more rigor to the practice by proposing that communication of the required content and information is made mandatory.

This template will allow suppliers and customers to exchange the right information at the right time. It will also help standardize this function and ensure that the ‘minimal required information’ is created and shared.

Implementing this template will have quality, safety, and cost benefits ranging from better right-first-time information and a standard way of working to reduced delays in qualifying a change and strengthened end-to-end supply chain relationships.

This template is an example of BioPhorum working toward best practices and standards for SUS supply change notifications and improving the flow of process data up and down the supply chain. It is a real template for success.

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Supply change notification tool Non members August 2022.xlsm
Supply change notification template user instructions August 2022.pdf
Supply change notification template August 2022.pdf
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