The Top 7 Benefits of the Audits according to the FDA.

benefits of the audits as per cGMPs


In this article, you will learn what are the main benefits of the audits according to the FDA requirements and cGMP Good Manufacturing Practices.

All quality audit brings important benefits including, but not limited to:

  1. compare your documented quality management procedures versus real-world practices at the company.
  2. locate deficiencies in quality management processes.
  3. flag potentially serious issues that can lead to non-compliance penalties.
  4. identify potential opportunities to eliminate waste (a key facet of lean manufacturing).
  5. initiate corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) and remediation of nonconformances.
  6. verify that your CAPA has been completed effectively and on time.
  7. recommend ways to further optimize your company’s quality management and compliance practices to lower the cost of quality.

In theory, the audit will prevent quality system failure before it occurs.

It will save time, reduce costs, and keep an operation running efficiently and productively.

Since audit management can be very challenging, especially for industries with many inspections.

Therefore, exists different audit software to help organize and carry out all audit needs.

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Quality procedures templates

Three (3) Options to Create Document Control Management DCM Procedures:

Bronze Option. You Can Create Your Own Quality Procedures, using a Template.

You can download samples of the Document Control Management DCM procedure templates in .pdf format. 

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In addition, you can request a quotation to buy online a full SOP template document in MS Word format that is completely editable, ready to fill, and adapt to your specific needs.

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This option is recommended if you want to learn more about how to build robust quality system procedures. One of our expert(s) can provide online step-by-step training to your team (unlimited assistance) on how to build reliable SOPs using our template(s). Also, you can improve your corporate quality procedures and policies by incorporating our template(s) and tools.  It includes a fully editable template from the Bronze option, plus training, exams, and a training certificate for each assistant.  Request a quote now.

Gold Option. We Can Create Customized Quality Procedures.

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REFERENCES: The main benefits of the audits.



PART 820 Medical Devices

820.22 Quality audit. Each manufacturer shall establish procedures for quality audits and conduct such audits to assure that the quality system is in compliance


2 CFR § 200.501 – Audit requirements


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