Supply Chain Management main glossary

This is a glossary of key terms used throughout the site.

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A broad statement of a desired, long-term outcome of a program. Goals express general program intentions and help guide a program’s development. Each goal has a set of related, more specific objectives that, if met, will collectively permit program staff to reach the stated goal.

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Good manufacturing practices

Good manufacturing practices (GMP) is that part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authorization. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production.

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