Supply Chain Controls

A supply chain is a series of linked activities and organizations to transform natural resources, raw materials, components, services and information into a finished product that is then delivered to the end customer. Supply chain controls are designed to minimize risk to a finished product, from the product’s initial creation in a field or lab, to suppliers involved all along the linked activities, through final distribution to the end customer.

This course reviews common supply chain issues, key steps in supply chain control and ways the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourages organizations to improve their supply chain controls through guidance documents and regulatory harmonization activities. Because advanced techniques for regulatory executives to guide their organization through supply chain challenges and complexities are also discussed, it is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of supplier qualification and management before taking this course.




  • At A Glance
  • Learning Objectives
  • Lesson Titles
  • Registration Options

At A Glance

  • Target Audience: This course is intended for regulatory professionals interested in supply chain management and advanced supplier management controls who have a working knowledge of supplier qualification and management and/or have taken the RAPS Online University Supplier Management course as a precursor.
  • Learning Level: Basic
  • Total Length of Course: 3–6 Hours
  • RAC Credits: 3
  • Formats: PC and Tablet (iPad and Android)
  • Cost: Member $360; List $495
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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain various risks and challenges associated with a supply chain
  • Identify helpful global harmonization and non-governmental organization guidelines
  • Discuss the elements of the new good distribution practices (GDPs)
  • Outline various challenges presented by a supplier’s own supply chain
  • Define the advanced roles of regulatory affairs in supply chain management

Lesson Titles

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Supply Chain Risks
  • Lesson 2: Global Regulatory Harmonization and Guidance
  • Lesson 3: Supplier Risk Management
  • Lesson 4: Advanced Roles of Regulatory Affairs

Registration Options

This course is available for purchase as follows: