Preparing Your Organization for New FDA Requirements and eMDR

In February 2014, the FDA finalized its Electronic Medical Device Reporting Rule that calls for manufacturers and importers to use a very specific electronic format for event reporting to the FDA. This rule will go into effect on August 14, … Read full article

Ready For Tougher FSMA Regulations? How an Automated Process Can Help

When the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011, it raised the standards for food safety. As a result, the food and beverage manufacturing industry saw a 41% increase in the instance of warning letters … Read full article

How Mobile Technology is Making Quality Management More Efficient

In the past five years, manufacturers have trained an eye on more efficient ways to mitigate risk and improve efficiency using more automated, digital quality management systems. Until recently, many quality and regulatory professionals had been using cumbersome, paper-based methods … Read full article

Creating a Proactive Approach to Pharma CAPA via GMPs and Enterprise Quality Management Solutions (EQMS)

Mention CAPA in different companies, and you are likely to get slightly different definitions of the process. In the life sciences industry, CAPA pertains more to a formal event management and remediation system for systemic events, as opposed to minor … Read full article

Consumer Product Manufacturing: Greater Communication and Credibility Through EQMS

It’s common practice for many companies in the consumer products manufacturing space to outsource their manufacturing, packaging, and purchase of raw materials to suppliers and contract vendors around the globe. Despite their best efforts to increase profit margins by tapping … Read full article


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Roy-WoodRoy Wood Vice President of Global Consulting and Education

Roy Wood serves as Vice President of Global Consulting and Education. In this role, Roy is responsible for implementation services, project management, training delivery, and customer satisfaction. At Sparta, Roy brings his more than 18 years of software and global implementation experience to ensure top-level implementation support. Before joining the Sparta Executive Management team, Roy was Global Vice President of Professional Services at SAP responsible for the Consulting Portfolio of service offerings to the customers as well as for field adoption of strategic initiatives. In his 14 year career at SAP, Roy worked in numerous roles, including Product Development, managing SAP’s Human Capital Management Consulting Practice during a rapid growth phase, and having responsibility for SAP’s North American Technology Consulting Practice of over 500 dedicated professionals. Prior to his tenure at SAP, Roy was a Senior Human Resource Management consultant at Price Waterhouse. Roy holds a BA from Vassar College and an MBA from the University at Albany, SUNY. He has also completed numerous executive training sessions, including technology-focused programs at Harvard and INSEAD. VIEW ALL PROFILES


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