In many industries validation is defined as the documented evidence that a procedure, process and activity will consistently lead to the expected results. It often contains the qualification of systems and equipment. It is a requirement for Good Manufacturing Practices and other requirements.
Validation is according to FDA's "Establishing Documented Evidence that provides a high degree of assurance that will consistently producing a process specifies a product meeting its pre-determined specifications and quality attributes." (FDA 1987). A properly designed system will ensure a high level of assurance that each step, process and change is well assessed before the implementation takes place.
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) bridging the information gap between ERP systems and process control systems. When these systems are used in a GMP regulated environment, these systems are subject to validation. ISPE GAMP ® issued by the Good Practice Guide (GPG) is on this topic
The first course is a summary of GAMP ® 5 and ISA-95 data. Then the GPG is explained in a practical way. Prior knowledge of validation according to GAMP ® is required. If not present, we recommend to follow our course Computer Validation first.