Let’s face it. I’m busy… You’re busy… If you are one of the many quality and compliance professionals (lucky?) enough to be working in clinical research, product development, biotech, pharma or device manufacturing these days; your to-do lists read like a never-ending story. Whether you’ve been in the business for decades, or are in your first decision-making role, some days it seems like your only hope is to clean up the mess–much less actually finding the time to get something crossed off the list. Your teams are working as fast as they can, but there is still so much you need to get done.
So…like many of your colleagues, you run the numbers, ask for (and sometimes you might even have to beg), but you finally get approval to outsource those much-needed audits, inspection preparation visits and other assessments. You know what you need done, and you know that there are consultants out there who can do it. Perhaps you already have experience with an independent consultant or group and don’t feel you need to look elsewhere for resources. If so, great! But if your needs are larger than just one person or the group does not have the reach you need consider the services of a consulting firm.