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Pharmaceutical Warehouse Interview Questions and Answers

What do you mean by warehouse?

Warehouse is the department in pharmaceutical industry where Raw materials (Active & Excipients) and Packing materials which are stored at required storage condition.

What are the major responsibilities of warehouse department?

  • Processing material orders/reservation.
  • Maintain raw material and packaging material stock.
  • Operating mechanical and IT systems.
  • Liaising with production planning, production, quality control, supply chain, transport, suppliers and other related departments.
  • Training, supervising and appraising staff.
  • Maintaining statistical and financial records.

What do you mean by FIFO & FEFO?

  • FIFO = First in first out
  • FEFO = First expired first out

Mention the ICH stability zones?

  • Zone I: Temperate (21°C/45%RH)
  • Zone II: Mediterranean/Subtropical (25°C/60%RH)
  • Zone III: Hot, Dry (30°C/35%RH)
  • Zone IVa: Hot Humid/ Tropical (30°C/65%RH)
  • Zone IVb: Hot/ Higher Humidity (30°C/75%RH)

What do you mean by quarantine material in pharmaceutical industry?

Quarantine material means a material store in a separate area between material receiving and QC approval.

What is the major function of material management department?

The major function of material management departmentis to coordinate with planning, sourcing, purchasing, moving, storing and controlling materials in an optimum manner so as to provide a pre-decided service to the customer at a minimum cost.

What do you mean by cool Storage Conditions?

Store at 8 to 15°C temperature.

What is pass box?

Pass box is one of the cleanroom systems, which is used to transfer raw and packaging materials from one side to other side through controlled environment in order to avoid airborne cross contamination in pharmaceutical industry.

What do you mean by LAF?

LAF means laminar flow, which is defined as air moving at same speed and same direction.

What do you mean by GMP?

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards.

Related questions may also asked -

  • What made you interested in our company?
  • Why do you want to work in a warehouse?
  • Can you interested to perform this job with or without accommodation? 
  • Can you tell me about your experience working in warehouses or similar environments?
  • How many people have you managed before?
  • What were your responsibilities at your previous warehouse position?

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