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Tips for manufacturing companies to stay compliant

Tips for manufacturing companies to stay compliant 

If you operate a business in the manufacturing industry, you must know how challenging it can be to stay compliant. Unlike any other industry, compliance in the manufacturing sector is a priority and no degree of compromise is tolerated. Thus either you stay compliant or your product gets recalled. Whether it is process manufacturing or discrete manufacturing it is important and non-negotiable for the units to stay compliant in order to run their business, maintain a good reputation among the customers and steer ahead. 

But what exactly is compliance?

Compliances are following such business practices which ensureproductivity in a healthy and safe environment. While compliance is mandatory for businesses across industries in manufacturing it primarily consists of regulatory and corporate compliance.  

The internal policies and procedures including the federal and state law are a part of corporate compliance. Regulatory compliance, on the other hand, lays down the specific requirements which a manufacturing business has to follow in terms of their operation. State law, federal law, and international regulations are covered in the regulatory compliance.  

Since manufacturing involves producing output that end-users consume, maintaining compliance becomes all the more important. In today’s blog post we are going to help your manufacturing unit with some effective tips to stay compliant. This is all the more important in the post-COVID environment. With the workforce operating from their home, thereby completely transforming how you operateBut before we move ahead with this it is important for you to understand what risk you’re manufacturing when it poses if it is not compliant with the industry standards.  

  • You might end up losing the trust of your customers and the investors  
  • Your business might face the risk of getting shut down 
  • You might face negative financial implications 
  • You might find yourself at the receiving end of a legal battle on the grounds of a compliance breach, paying hefty fines 

Now let’s talk about some tips that can help you steer clear from the possibility of breach of compliance: 


Know and understand which industry standards are applicable to the business you are operating. In the case of manufacturing, the regulatory bodies are HIPPA, OSHA, HACCP, EPA, ISO 9001.  


Conduct a risk assessment in your manufacturing unit to see where are all the gaps or loopholes. Thus you will be able to promptly fix them. 


Once you have created a compliance program and discussed it with the dedicated team make it a point to train your employees on the same. this two-way communication ensures that everyone across the organization is on the same page.  


Choose and pick a team of professionals that can be trained on the compliance program . Thus this will further help the entire organization stay compliant with the industry standards and protocols 


Keeping the industry standards and protocols in mind create a compliance program that is specific to your manufacturing unit.  

Thus the aforementioned steps will prove effective in ensuring that your business stays compliant to the industry standards and operates smoothly.