Archive for the ‘Operations Management’ Category

Moving to Electronic Batch Records

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. One comment so far
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Yesterday we highlighted advancements in exception management technology for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Exception management is one element in an electronic batch record (EBR). Other elements for the EBR which also have high data integrity requirements include equipment management, material management and batch record process flow and recipe management. In a PharmTech article, Making the […]

Improving Batch Manufacturing Quality Review Cycle Time

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018. One comment so far
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Exceptions in batch manufacturing processes are the deviations that occur outside the prescribed specifications. For pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers, quality and manufacturing personnel must review these exceptions. Traditionally, this quality review process occurs after the batch has completed. A recent news release, Emerson Helps Life Sciences Companies Reduce Time to Market with Faster Quality Reviews, […]

Identify and Resolve Cell Therapy Batch Manufacturing Exceptions

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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We conclude our series on improving cell therapy manufacturing with a closer look at the review by exception process. In the manufacturing process of cell therapeutics, product cycle times are extremely short and any exceptions occurring during the production process must be found and addressed quickly. Emerson’s Bob Schiros notes that manufacturing execution systems, such […]

Designing and Building Pharmaceutical and Biotech Smart Factories

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018. No comments yet
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Pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers seek to improve both project and operational performance through implementation of smart factory technology. The smart factory fits right into the S95 enterprise automation model and provides out-of-box manufacturing functionality representing the best practice in the industry and complying with the regulation such as cGMP. The smart factory technology connects the […]

Digital Transformation to Paperless Production

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Friday, February 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Manufacturing processes have long been paper-based with log entries, initialing, signoffs and other transactions to manually record. While automation systems have captured some of this manual recordkeeping, they have not been able to capture everything. In batch manufacturing processes that produce thousands of batches each year, maintaining paper records for each batch is a time-consuming, […]