Speaker: Conrad Leiva
There are many different angles to regulatory compliance. There are quality or management system requirements as well as safety and environmental requirements. Combined into a regulatory compliance management matrix, it becomes very complicated.
Risk and compliance management have risen to a new level of importance in organizations, and they are now so complex that they have to be managed by whole departments. Because companies need to ensure they can pass an audit and prove their compliance and reliability, there are many reactive management practices in these areas. Policing the system and verifying that people are doing the right thing traditionally requires significant manual effort.
Companies are starting to look at how to leverage information and technology to automate some processes, imbedding compliance into other practices so that it is a part of the production system. For instance, a common quality management system requirement is to have properly qualified people building the product. Typically, an organization has to go through tons of paper to prove those qualifications, but Solumina puts into place proactive processes that verify qualifications and create an audit trail that is always available.
At the end of the day, in order to compete in today’s digital manufacturing revolution, companies must find a solution to integrate all interfaces into one digital thread. Download our eBook to learn how Solumina can make this a reality.