Vendor Qualification – How to Design and Implement an Efficient and Compliant Vendor Program

This webinar will tell you what you need to know to design a compliant vendor program, implement it throughout the organization, manage the necessary documentation and effectively communicate with vendors your requirements, needs and issues.

Why You Should Attend:

It’s not realistic for a facility to be able to meet all of its quality needs in house without incurring an inordinate expense. That said, it may become expensive to outsource everything, and it may waste resources to outsource certain quality activities. The goal of this webinar is to make sure that any outsourcing decision is well thought-out.

You will learn how to understand your quality needs, understand what can be outsourced and set up a plan. You will learn how to properly evaluate vendors, understand their capabilities as compared to your facilities needs and pick the best vendors based on service and price. This webinar will also teach you how to properly monitor an outsourcing program, determine areas of concern and allow you to evolve the program as needed. This webinar will teach you when to implement complimentary activities to an outsourced quality function and how to integrate this information into a fully-functioning program.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Identifying the necessary quality functions of your facility
  • Evaluating the capabilities of your facility in terms of quality services
  • Putting together a request for proposals
  • Evaluating vendors both on service and price
  • Understanding when and how to compliment vendor services in house
  • How to integrate vendor information into internal systems
Who Should Attend:

  • Quality Assurance Departments
  • Research and Development Departments
  • Regulatory Affairs Departments
  • Supply Chain Departments
  • Engineering Departments
  • Process Scientists
  • Auditors
  • Project Management Teams


Todd Graham

Todd Graham is a clinical laboratory scientist for a large hospital system in the New York Tri-State Area as well as a scientific consultant for Fortune 500 biotechnology firms, healthcare systems throughout the world and R1 Research Level Universities. During his time as a clinical laboratory scientist in his current role, he has improved sample workflow and improved laboratory quality and sample turnaround time while expanding laboratory services to vulnerable health populations in the New York area. He has also provided outreach to the local community by serving as a mentor to students training in clinical laboratory science, as well as the scientific community by serving as a technical resource for his peers in the laboratory.

Through his work as a consultant, he has worked to improve the spread of key technical information in a variety of mediums. Todd has written a number of market research reports used by Fortune 500 biotechnology firms in strategic planning, and led webinars on key quality issues that impact the biotechnology community. He has served R1 Research Level Universities by advising them on strategic technology transfer opportunities, and has been called upon as a key knowledge leader internationally for the biotechnology industry.

Todd Graham graduated in 2006 with a MA in Biology at Queens College (City University of New York) after conducting published research in Molecular Evolution in the laboratory of Dr. Stephane Boissinot. He graduated as a Dean’s List student and James Dickson Carr Scholar from Rutgers University in 2001 with a BS in Biotechnology, where he continues to mentor Biotechnology students. He is a member of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. He is also licensed as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in New York State and is certified in Molecular Diagnostics by the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

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