For industries that require temperature controlled processes and produce temperature sensitive products, cold chain validation provides more than just competitive advantage – it is a full necessity to ensure business continuity.
This stringent process is an important pillar of the industry, as it includes everything from complying with industry regulatory requirements such as design qualification, investigation qualification, operational qualification, performance qualification, temperature mapping, to making sure cold chain operations are efficient and cost-effective, and so much more. Without this process, end-users are at risk of developing health and medical problems. Cold chain validation offers a multitude of benefits beyond making sure business organisations thrive. Listed below are five others that are often overlooked.
1. It creates consistent results that the company can rely on. In any type of business, results are always what count but they are more important when a large host of risks are diminished due to the dedication to proper methods of handling, production, storage and distribution.
2. It helps earn trust of product to end-users. This is directly connected to consistent results because trust and loyalty are only developed if the product or service paid for are effective and meet the requirements of end-users.
3. It opens opportunities for powerful business marketing. As mentioned earlier, cold chain validation is a highly demanding process with very specific standards. The ability to reach the standards can say so much about the positive values of the business and the dedication of an enterprise, be it a pharmaceutical company or a food distributor, to provide quality that the market approves of.
4. It can boost employees’ sense of professionalism. Cold chain validation is a demonstration of wanting to ensure goods are handled correctly. When workers know that their facility, equipment and operational methods have been approved by authorities, they gain confidence in what they do and the develop respect for the organisation they serve. Quality leads to pride in their work and pride in the organization.
5. It can create bigger money-savings. Some of the things the process identifies are problem areas in the facility and operational methods that are usually money leakages for the company. When there are faults in the system, typically, pieces of equipment are pushed to overwork, there’s spoilage of substances, duplicated efforts, re-training, wasted time, and energy – all these cost the company a considerable sum of money. However, with cold chain validation, these problem or weak spots in the overall system can be addressed appropriately so better, more efficient and cost-effective layout and work process can be created.