International Journal of Life science and Pharma Reviews (IJLPR)  
International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research (IJLPR)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume 12 Issue 3, May 2022    Pages:1-10
A Short Review on Vendor Evaluation, Approach, Criteria, and Questionnaire    

Preethi Mullaivendan and Dr. ShabnaRoupal Morais
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Vendor evaluation, a part of the cGMP which is used to ensure the procured products from the vendors,are meeting their quality standards. To avoid the procurement of substandard products from vendors, it is necessary to qualify the vendor / supplier which can avoid the adverse effect on the quality standards, regulatory requirements, and safety of the patients. The main objective of this review paper is to provide an overall outline of the vendor evaluation and to avoid quality failure and promote patient safety. This review paper covers the methods and criteria for evaluating of vendors in the pharmaceutical industry. This paper focuses on vendor evaluation by questionnaire to meet current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). This text reviews the practical challenges faced and strategic plans of the pharmaceutical industry to achieve compliance management and the quality standards of products. An overview of the methods and approaches followed by the pharmaceutical industry to meet the regulatory requirements which were proposed by the leading regulatory bodies like the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) is briefly described. Most of the studies focus on criteria and methods, but rarely on approaches and questionnaires. Study includes the approaches, methods, criteria and questionnaire to achieve the quality and regulatory compliance and also emphasizes the vendor to stay confident on quality and the compliance of their products produced. The key points on the vendor questionnaire were effectively discussed, which remains the most common and effective method of vendor evaluation. This review paper also helps the professionals to arrive at an overall outline about the vendor evaluation aspects and questionnaire. The outcome of the study shows the importance of vendor evaluation, which helps in supply chain management.
Keywords: Vendor Evaluation, Questionnaire, Vendor Qualification, Supplier Selection.
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