Assembly and pack
The modern pharmaceutical packaging world prompts challenges that influence manufacturing cost significantly. Current and future industry demands call for agile assembly and packaging processes.
With the future demand for compliance, quality and tracking of products, the complexity of pharma packaging is increasing. Furthermore, the trends of serialisation, late stage customisation and patient centricity indicate an increase of stock keeping units, which again will impact efficiency.
Consequently, the assembly and packaging disciplines, technique as well as the organisation have to adapt in order to ensure a competitive unit cost. Consequently, the ability to scale and design these processes and operations gives you a competitive edge in the pharma industry.
Flexibility versus dedication and changeover versus run time will be crucial design elements together with the development of packaging concepts. Choosing the right presentation and product design that match standard platforms and solutions for optimal order execution for all markets will be key to succeed in the industry. Product segmentation from low volume/high price to high volume/low price added with reliability of supply are challenges to balance in order to fulfil current and future business targets of the pharma business.