CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) enables you to provide corrective or preventive action request which initiates through review, root cause, corrective action takes and verification stages. It generates multiple number of reports automatically and handover efficient mechanism in order to identify source and the cost of problems.
This concept is used in good manufacturing practices (GMP) and (HACCP/HARPC) or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point/ Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls. It is also used as a Regulatory requirement for FDA and ISO for an active CAPA program, which is an essential part of quality system.
The concept of CAPA clearly identifies perfect sources of data and the proper identification of investigated problems. And, it uses root cause analysis to find the discrepancy or deviation of problems.
Corrective Action:This action is also known as re-work or rectification activity of the product. It is an action for the existing problems, customer issues or other nonconformity to fix and handover resolved issues.
Preventive Action:The process of detecting potential issues and resolving them is called preventive action. It is a proactive methodology which is used to determine potential causes. It is also known as preventive maintenance or risk avoidance.
Numerous terminologies are evolved to handover a quality or defect-free products. CAPA is one of the best corrective approaches that prevents system from various vulnerabilities. Proper study and synchronised implementation may lead to authentic processing. Lastly, CAPA also ensures better product quality.