There is a plethora of outsourced capabilities in the market to handle the products you have on store currently and varying positive and negatives of how these will all meet your requirements to reach ISO:22301 standards.
- Do they have the knowledge on how to handle your samples in this environment? At a time that will be stressful, dealing with a disruptive incident in your business, you need experience and a plan that has been tried and tested on many occasions.
- Does the proposed provider have a plan on how to handle this type of incident? Have they evidence of auditing this process internally to confirm it works and works for you?
- Are they adaptable to change to meet your own specific requirements? Can they help with the transportation planning needed? A good partner, will have a robust service, planned to the finest detail and the ability and staff to react at any time day or night. Making sure that the volume of products you are looking to move can be managed within one site to reduce risk of multiple site planning. Having all the correct ICH and custom conditions your products may need to be stored in is imperative.
Your partners employees should be fully trained with full training records to hand for inspection. Their SOP’s should be detailed, signed off and an audit trail on internal processes to meet this immediate requirement for a “all hands-on deck” approach to accepting product in without notice.
Transporting products at short notice will also require planning and therefore, your partner should be able to work with you to help find a reliable logistics group, able to meet the condition requirements at a moment’s notice.