FAQ Friday: Inventory Control for GMP Manufacturers

InstantGMP software includes inventory control tools such as supplier information, specifications, receiving and distribution. Here are a few frequently asked questions about the inventory functions we offer: Where can I enter our own part numbers for raw materials? We do not want to rely on automated numbering in IGMP. There is a field for “Material[…]

InstantGMP Adds Data Transfer Tool for QuickBooks

Cary, NC – InstantGMP, a company that develops cloud-based electronic batch record software and SOPs specific to the dietary supplement industry, created a data transfer tool that interfaces with QuickBooks Desktop Applications. Users can export inventory and purchase order data from InstantGMP and upload it to QuickBooks instead of updating it in multiple applications.  The[…]

Good Supplement Manufacturing Practices: GMP Specifications

Supplement manufacturing facilities following Good Manufacturing Practices are expected to set, meet and document specifications for all incoming and outgoing materials. Failure to do so could lead to a regulatory action such as an injunction. GMP Specifications are needed for: Components In-process production Labels and Packaging Finished Batch of the Dietary Supplement Product received from[…]

Inventory Control Series Part 3: Managing Inventory Distribution

In Parts 1 and 2 of our Inventory Control Series, we covered qualifying suppliers, setting specifications and receiving materials. In Part 3, we discuss disposition, distribution and tracking of products in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices. When is a product ready for disposition and distribution? Disposition occurs when a product is assigned a unique identifier[…]

Inventory Control Series Part 2: Receiving Inventory

In Part 1 of our Inventory Control series, we discussed qualifying suppliers and setting up specifications. In Part 2, Receiving Inventory, we establish best practices for receiving the materials into your dietary supplement manufacturing facility. Following Good Manufacturing Practices means that all incoming materials must be accompanied by invoices or certificates of analysis. This paperwork[…]

Inventory Control Series Part 1: Suppliers and Specifications

Managing inventory in a way that is compliant with GMP can be challenging. Regulatory measures specific to handling inventory are included in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). The regulations apply to all incoming materials, work-in-progress materials, and all completed products. Supplier Qualification All supplement manufacturers must obtain raw materials from trusted vendors.[…]

Supply Side West: Industry Insights, Quality and GMP

Our Supply Side West experience began with unique insights about the natural products industry. Trending topics at the United Natural Products Alliance and Dan Fabricant’s Keynote session included regulatory issues, contaminants, increased focus on claims and defining he word “natural”. Fabricant pointed out that whether you like it or not, the U.S. government plays a[…]

Supply Side West: Where Quality Matters in Dietary Supplements

This post about how quality matters at Supply Side West was written by Robert Pochadt, Director of Sales for InstantGMP.  We are attending Supply Side West next week to check the real world quality situation in  the Dietary Supplements industry. We’ll bring note takers and our ears, please bring us your thoughts. If you are a Sales[…]