Posts Tagged ‘manufacturing execution system’

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 […]

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, […]

Reducing Execution Errors in Cell Therapeutics Manufacturing

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, January 18th, 2018. No comments yet
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In an earlier post, Managing the Chain of Identity in Cell Therapeutics Manufacturing, we highlighted how the manufacturing process of these cell therapies must be performed with absolute accuracy the first time since each batch is produced for a specific patient. It’s critical during the production process that any execution errors be identified and corrected […]

Managing the Chain of Identity in Cell Therapeutics Manufacturing

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, January 4th, 2018. No comments yet
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Medicines produced by pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers are manufactured in many ways. One particular type of treatment, cell therapy, is defined as: …the transplantation of human or animal cells to replace or repair damaged tissue. From a manufacturing perspective, each therapeutic batch must be perfect the first time — because each batch is produced for […]

Improving Batch Manufacturing Workflows and Recordkeeping

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, June 29th, 2017. No comments yet
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The pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing industries are challenged with errors in manual entries in the production process, getting batches right the first time, reaching final signoff for batch release, and managing the data accumulated throughout the production process. I caught up with Emerson’s Mary Sowders about some of these challenges and the way they are […]