Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tip 18 – Do individuals have an appropriate working environment?

Many of the tasks involved in the end-to-end artwork process require a great deal of focus and attention to detail on the part of the individuals performing them. Some tasks also require specific tools to be able to them correctly. … Continue reading

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Artwork Auditor Tip 17- Is work planning and adequate resource level management in place?

A significant cause of error in artwork processes is a lack of adequate planning and resource level management. To be successful, many individuals from many different locations, functions and often companies need to play their part in the artwork process … Continue reading

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Artwork Auditor Tip 16 – Do all IT tools used during review and approval ensure the correct image is displayed?

As we discussed in Tip 11, documents are likely to exist in a number of different formats and different individuals may need to deal with these different formats in different ways, e.g. images on screen, printouts. It is essential that … Continue reading

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Artwork Auditor Tip 15 – Are critical Information Technology tools managed under a Quality Management System?

Many Information Technology (IT) tools are often used to support a typical end-to-end artwork process. Examples would include: Artwork creation desktop Electronic proof reading tools Document management and electronic signature systems Workflow tools Barcode creation Verification tools As with any IT … Continue reading

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Artwork Auditor Tip 14 – Are service providers formally managed under a Quality Management System and subject to routine audits?

Service providers such as external artwork studios and printers are often used by a company to make up their full artwork capability. Where 3rd parties are used to carry out patient and product safety related activity in the end-to-end process, … Continue reading

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Artwork Auditor Tip 13 – Is ongoing education, training and competency assessment in place?

Many of the tasks that need to be performed in the end-to-end artwork process rely heavily on the skill and competence of the operators. Particular examples of this would be artwork operators, proof readers and other document reviewers. Some operators … Continue reading

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