GMP is an abbreviation for Good Manufacturing Practices. GMP is an initiative of the WHO. The main aim of GMP is to see to it that the products are good enough for utilization after the final outcome. GMP governs the product at each and every step of manufacturing.

The following are the critical areas in which the GMP operates –

  • The overall process
  • Crucial processes
  • Suitability
  • Storage
  • Transport
  • Qualified and trained personnel
  • Quality of production
  • Facilities
  • Approbation
  • Maintenance of records
  • Customer care

Thus, GMP doesn’t just examine the finished product but is involved throughout the process of manufacturing. Also, GMP sees to it that the standards are maintained. The only way of maintaining the standards is to maintain the process in all manufacturing batches. This can be done by maintaining the following controls –

  • Quality
  • Raw materials
  • Procedure
  • Testing
  • Labelling
  • Storage