(08) 9202 6811 or 0424 798 658      Australia Wide
Compliance Trends 2021

Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2022

Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2022

Having to wear many hats, manufacturing compliance and risk leaders are:

  • The early warning signal for corporate risk;
  • An architect of internal processes;
  • The enforcer of checks and controls; and,
  • An advisor to the organisation’s leaders.

As a result of shifting workplace culture, technology evolution, and financial disruption caused by a global pandemic, manufacturing compliance leaders around the world are being asked to deliver effective, scalable, and flexible programs, at the same time as reducing costs and achieving better results.

At the same time, the risk management landscape has expanded to now include new areas of focus, and organisations are turning to compliance leaders to reduce the risk of business disruption in response to emerging threats.

Manufacturing Compliance Trends, Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2022

A report, by ACA Global, provides an insightful analysis of the concerns, challenges, and priorities of compliance and risk management.

The report identifies 5 key forces that are shaping risk management and compliance for manufacturing.

Read on to see what the 5 trends are, and to access your free manufacturing compliance checklist.

Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2021 – #1

Organisations are looking to risk and compliance to cut costs, and do more with less.

Risk and compliance teams increasingly face pressure to downsize, outsource, automate, and cut costs. As a result, companies are turning to technology and outsourcing solutions to help them achieve their compliance and risk management goals.

More and more organisations are implementing compliance software solutions, like Mango Live, to streamline their QHSE and risk management.

Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2021 – #2

The rapid rate of industry change demands agility, scalability, and resilience.

Technology is transforming business models and manufacturing organisations today are increasingly looking to leverage the latest solutions for their industry to increase efficiencies as well as strengthen their operational resilience. 

A Forbes article from early 2021 also discusses operational resilience as a key compliance trend to watch in 2021. The article discusses the increased threat of cyber attacks and how regulators, and organisations, now need to respond by building their digital operational resilience.

Manufacturing Compliance Trends, Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2022

Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2021 – #3

Regulators and investors have increased expectations and oversight.

Regulatory body and investor expectations around transparency, reporting, monitoring, and testing, are increasing. Regulators around the globe are experimenting with new technologies and analytics to identify risks.

Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2021 – #4

Reliance on third parties is increasing and driving the need for better diligence and oversight.

Research from Gartner reveals that compliance programs are focused on third-party risk more than ever before. Third parties have greater access to organisational data assets and are working with an increasing number of third parties. This presents a challenge to manage the risk of reliance on third parties. 

According to Gartner, the answer to improving risk identification and monitoring is to take an iterative approach that requires gathering some information on a third party prior to engagement but also prioritises information gathering over the course of the relationship.

Manufacturing Compliance Trends 2021 – #5

Evolving cyber threats and business disruptions demand new strategies and solutions.

Along with cyber attacks, the frequency and impact of business disruptions caused by economic crisis, geopolitical threats, supply chain disruptions, and natural disasters, is also increasing. As a result, organisations need to have holistic programs in place to manage these risks, as well as understand and manage the interrelationships across them.

An integrated management system (‘IMS’) is essential to understanding the interrelationships across managing different risks. An IMS is a system that integrates all of a business’s policies, processes, and procedures into one unified management framework.

A good IMS will help enable a business to:

  • Optimize management processes and operations;
  • Optimize use of its resources and reduce costs;
  • Streamline their processes and procedures;
  • Increase efficiency and avoid duplication;
  • Minimize the disruption caused by external audits; and,
  • Focus on providing good business outcomes.

Learn more about integrated management systems here.

Compliance Checklist Mockup

Manufacturing Compliance Checklist

Use the form below to download your free manufacturing compliance checklist, taking you through key checks around safety, quality, environment, reporting,  regulatory, and wellbeing.

Manufacturing Compliance Consulting

Get in touch with QSM Group today to discuss your compliance outsourcing needs. 

Our experienced consultants work with many leading manufacturing businesses to support them with QHSE consulting and auditing, as well as streamlined compliance and risk management advice.

Scroll to top