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 and its status is changed to either approved or rejected. Only approved products are fit for distribution. Rejected products should be set back to quarantine status.

Distribution Procedures according to GMP

  • Products should only be distributed once they’ve been approved by quality personnel.
  • A proper tracking procedure for all shipments must be in place.
  • Special transportation or storage conditions should be stated on the label.
  • Procedures should be in place in the event of a recall.
  • Distribution records should be readily available to authorized personnel and include information on wholesalers, direct customers, export locations and batch information.

How InstantGMP Helps
InstantGMP MES keeps track of inventory use with dates, quantity used and which inventory was used in which batch. Reports can easily be run on inventory use and lot traceability, making GMP compliance easy. Watch this short video for more information on distributing inventory using InstantGMP software:

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