Contract manufacturer Columbia Nutritional streamlines product onboarding process

July 3, 2019

Dietary supplement contract manufacturer Columbia Nutritional (Vancouver, WA) has created a new, multi-phase onboarding process for bringing new products online efficiently while ensuring that customer specifications are being met.

Dietary supplement contract manufacturer Columbia Nutritional (Vancouver, WA) has created a new, multi-phase onboarding process for bringing new products online efficiently while ensuring that customer specifications are being met.

The company onboards more than 150 new products each year. “Our team meets multiple times a week to track and ensure the steps are being followed and customers are involved and updated throughout the process,” said Ned Becker, CEO, in a press release. The company is also “in the process of instituting an upgraded continuous improvement quality process to meet and exceed FDA cGMPs,” he added. The company’s Vancouver, WA, facility has been re-certified under the Natural Product Association’s third-party GMP audit process, and its Columbus, OH, facility is slated for audit later this year.

“Additionally, we further refined our business practices that include more disciplined pricing and minimum order quantity (MOQs), resulting in improved service levels to its client base while also improving production efficiencies that has resulted in increased production capacity,” Becker said.