The Pros And Cons Of Buying Vs. Building A Quality Management SystemSource: MasterControl
Regulated companies that are looking into either buying or building a quality management system (QMS) generally fall under two categories: the small company (perhaps a startup) that has no QMS at all, or the established company seeking to improve its existing QMS. There are other types of companies in between, but this white paper will focus on those two.
The small startup (either virtual or brick-and-mortar) usually has only a few employees and no laboratory space or plant facilities. Almost all of its work is contracted out. This company is not likely to be inspected by regulators anytime soon, but it will be audited by its customers or potential business partners. As far as QMS is concerned, the goal of this company is to have one.