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Proactive Partnering With Your Calibration Vendor Can Save You Time, Money, and Auditing Hassles By Shannon M. Spizzirri See the original post on www.qualitydigest.com They say, "If you want it done right, do it yourself." You've said it, I've said it, everyone has said it. But what happens when you must rely on an outside party to provide a service over which you'd prefer to have control? How do you identify work that can be performed in-house and work that should, or must, be performed elsewhere? How do you decide who should do the work? And how do you maintain compliance to your quality program when a third party does the work? What often begins as a simple procurement process can quickly become a complex quality issue. This is particularly true with outsourcing calibration services. The calibration of test and measurement instrumentation must meet quality requirements that are critical to employees' safety, your product's quality, and maintaining your accreditation programs and auditability. Trusting a third party to meet these requirements means not only making that leap of faith but also establishing a well-defined process for outsourcing calibrations.
Adherents Say These Services Reduce Costs, Decrease Response Times, and Increase Uptime By Gail Dutton See the original post on http://www.genengnews.com Are lab asset management services worth their salt? Millennium Pharmaceuticals(mlnm.com) thinks so. A two-year relationship with Thermo Fisher Scientific (www.thermo.com) has trimmed its annual multimillion-dollar maintenance budget by 15–20% compared to what it would have paid the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), according to Jack Parker, associate director of asset management. Such cost savings tend only to accrue during the first three years of any lab asset management program, though. GE Healthcare (www.gehealthcare.com), with 10 years experience in healthcare asset management and multivendor service, says the greater benefit is increased service levels that result in more uptime.