FDA Supplier Management Conference Chaired by Cerulean's John Avellanet

Cerulean's John Avellanet will chair a three-day conference of FDA officials and industry veterans discussing key regulatory requirements and industry best practices for managing suppliers and conducting supplier qualification.

Williamsburg, VA, August 05, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Cerulean's founder and managing director, John Avellanet, will be chairing the FDA Supplier Quality Management Conference in Bethesda, Maryland on August 9-11, 2011.

Hosted by FDAnews, the three-day conference will feature multiple FDA officials discussing current agency regulatory expectations and enforcement around supplier quality management, from preclinical through the postmarket. Industry veterans will provide insight into how their companies - big and small - are tackling the requirements and supplier challenges through presentations and panel discussions.

The conference will begin with a half-day workshop by Cerulean's John Avellanet on best practices for controlling supplier risks and implementing a globally harmonized supplier selection and qualification process to meet FDA, Health Canada, EU, Japan, and Australian requirements. Topics for the workshop include:
- role of supplier questionnaires
- conducting an effective and efficient onsite audit
- handling virtual companies as suppliers
- specific supplier metrics to gather and trend
- records to retain

For information on the conference, visit www.SupplierQuality2011.com.

For information on talking with Mr. Avellanet about helping your organization implement a compliant and cost-effective supplier oversight program, visit the Cerulean website at www.Ceruleanllc.com

Cerulean Associates LLC
John Avellanet