The advantages of a remote Quality system & GMP audit
One of the benefits is allowing GMP auditors to receive and share data, review documentation and processes, conduct interviews and make observations with auditees from all over the world without the need to commute to the audit site.
With the time spent commuting eliminated, auditors can add more value, such as reviewing documentation, audit trail logs review, and writing audit reports to a higher standard that clearly outlines audit outcomes and opportunities for improvement.
A key thing to consider is the audit objectives, the available technology, and the type of audit evidence that needs to be gathered to determine if a remote audit is suitable.
Utilizing technology to carry out audits remotely also saves time and money. Data can be accessed from anywhere, such as a cloud portal. Auditees are also likely to be more engaged in the process if a set time is allocated for remote audit activity. They are less likely to be side-tracked or disturbed with any urgent work requests, including answering emails, telephone calls and dealing with queries from fellow staff members.