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Supervisor Training

Supervisor Training

Supervisor training is designed to be delivered at the clients manufacturing facility. This provides an opportunity to tour the facility, review and make corrections to critical documents, discuss specific GMP related topics and focus on root causes, defects resolution, and optimization.

Who Should Attend:

Production Managers, Supervisors, Leads, Maintenance, R&D, Technical Services, QA/QC, and anyone in solid dose manufacturing.


This Course Covers:

Defining the roles and responsibilities of Supervisors

  • Theory of Manufacturing for Supervisors
  • What to look for on the floor
  • Root cause and results

This program has been assembled to provide clear guidance for the Supervisor. The key focus will be to provide a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of each step in process, manufacturing, and packaging.

Defining objectives of Supervising during Setup, Operation, and Cleaning and knowing what to look for will make each Supervisor more effective.


Course Options and Pricing

  • 1/2 Day: This is an abbreviated session, great to add into existing Training
    sessions, a quick but very effective presentation.
  • 1 Day: This is a full day and a busy one, we will cover all topics in detail,
    and attendees are required to take a few exams.
  • 2 Days: Our most popular schedule: This is very comprehensive and normally
    includes time on the production floor. Classroom size is unlimited
    but the hands on sessions must be limited based on room capacities.
  • 3 or more Days: This is a hands on session with a great deal of focus on
    the clients actual procedures and reviews of process issues.

We need to know a few things to provide a price:

  • Session length
  • Number of participants

Additional Course Information:

Supervision is one of the most challenging roles in Processing, Manufacturing, and Packaging. It is a critical role, but often the objectives become obscure and parental, rather than professional and clear. What is the role of a Supervisor, and how can they become more effective leaders and facilitators? Supervision is not a subjective sport: it requires an understanding of many variables within manufacturing. CFR’s, cGMP’s, and SOP’s drive and govern actions but managing operations can be a daunting task if the objectives aren’t clear.


Some Supervisors work up thru the ranks and others come from different departments, or different businesses altogether. They are thrust onto the production floor and are expected to oversee and facilitate essential manufacturing decisions with very little depth perception. The best way to overcome this is to expose them to the theory and objectives of each unit of operation in the process. Knowing how the operation works and the expectation of each operation is critical to their success. Weighing, Blending, Milling, Granulating, Compression, Coating are units of operation. Each one of these has a basic objective. To oversee each of these the Supervisor must have an understanding of what is critical and what is not as critical. Over-reacting is just as poor a response to under reacting. The Supervisor is the support link to success for the leads, maintenance, quality and operation teams.

Machine function and condition 

Many Supervisors do not know the condition of the equipment. Yet they are dependant on quick and effective change-over’s to meet the demands of scheduling. There are many variables that contribute to change-over times, including machine condition, machine function, repairs needed, and replacement part inventory. For the Supervisor to effectively support the operations they must be able to assess the skills of each of the team members along with the variables of  the equipment. Today’s manufacturing environment makes setting up equipment correctly the first time a MUST! The days of making changes throughout the process are over. A robust process means that it can be done time after time with the same result. When a robust process is established, then there is an avenue to optimize and really start to maximize on product and equipment performance.