Case study on the Qualifyze platform

A case study on the benefits of the Qualifyze platform in collaboration with Streuli Pharma AG.

Streuli Pharma AG is a Swiss pharmaceutical company producing sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals with more than 150 years of history. Peter Gubser, Specialist Quality Assurance at Streuli Pharma, was looking for a third party audit provider to become a reliable partner taking over the external supplier qualification to improve the management of their supplier qualification process.

The challenge

At the swiss pharma company, Acino AG audits are mostly conducted by internal auditors. Due to the travel restrictions, Acino’s auditors were no longer able to conduct all audits themselves.

Select a 3rd party audit provider he could trust

Streuli Pharma was looking for a third party audit provider to become a reliable partner in taking over their external supplier qualification process.

Enhance their supplier qualification process

Strueli Pharma wanted to find a reliable audit partner with established experience in the industry to help them optimise their time, energy and financial resources when it came to their supplier qualification process.

Find an audit provider with an attractive, transparent pricing model and established experience

The key to getting started with Qualifyze for Gubser was the attractive and transparent pricing model we could offer plus the impressive customer base they already worked with.

How we help

How can we help improve the work-life of quality professionals like Peter Gubser through our online audit management platform?
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Centralise all audit-related activities

As well as requesting audits through the platform, and downloading all related documents from within the platform, within two clicks Peter was able to see the current status of the purchased audit, a feature that ensures our customers are always able to track the progress of their audit in real time.

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Search for suppliers and monitor their planned or existing audits

Peter says he was “immediately convinced of the platform” because it allowed him to search for suppliers and see what audits were planned and which existing audit reports were available. This helped a lot in the procurement and audit planning process.

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Optimise their audit-plannning budget

Streuli Pharma took the opportunity offered by Qualifyze to share its own audit reports through the platform. This way the costs of having own auditors conducting audits can be balanced by reselling the report. As a result, overall audit tourism can be reduced and resources can be saved. The outsourcing done with Qualifyze was also less expensive than using a team of internal auditors to conduct the audits.

Conclusion

Streuli Pharma faced the reality that getting a date at a supplier’s site is not always easy, because some have an auditor of choice. For a small company, this is especially difficult. By partnering with us, it was easier for Streuli Pharma to get an audit date through the shared audit approach.

From Gubser’s point of view, sharing data is a big advantage. APIs used by Streuli Pharma are well known. Sharing quality data can help in making improvements to the product. Data sharing can help to make supply chains more transparent and safe. In Gubser’s opinion, it can have disadvantages as well as benefits. When sharing quality data, competitors might see where a company buys its supplies. With Qualifyze this risk can be eliminated as all parties get an individual report with their own requirements. The advantage of data sharing however is that audit tourism can be reduced and companies have more resources for their business. Using data as a basis for innovation in the auditing space is long overdue, which is what makes a platform like ours so exciting.

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