Once the existence of a Quality Management System (QMS) is established, the next thing to verify is that all artwork changes are managed within this framework. We have come across several situations where there was a good artwork capability in place, but unfortunately, it was not used to manage the creation or changes to all packaging artwork for the business.
Typically, it’s the products which fall outside of the mainstream of activity for a company that find themselves with no adequate packaging artwork management process. Product areas to look out for include:
When auditing artwork capabilities, look for these types of products and then seek evidence that their pack changes are being managed under a QMS which meets the standards we discussed in Tip 1.