Future-proof AWS data architecture solution for Novo Nordisk

To make better use of their data, Novo Nordisk wished to correlate their corporate network and production data network by building a customizable cloud solution with Amazon Web Services (AWS) at their device manufacturing facility.

Novo Nordisk needed to increase real-time access to their data and improve data coherence between their existing systems. Unlike their initial solution, which was out of the box and plug and play, AWS has many small individual services or “building blocks”, making it perfect for creating a bespoke, customizable solution for specialized needs.

In November 2019, NNE's AWS consultants built a proof of concept to test which data could be pulled from the customer’s production network and which software should be used to access this data in the cloud. With our unique insight into Novo Nordisk’s IT landscape, NNE worked alongside KeyCore in early 2020 to finish the proof of concept and recreate different dashboards with data pulled from AWS.

Bringing the project to the finish line

With offices closing in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, NNE and Keycore split into smaller groups to pull the system together. In May 2020, NNE took over responsibility from KeyCore for the project implementation and brought in their own project manager to deliver a secure AWS architecture specifically customized to Novo Nordisk’s data and needs by the end of July 2020. Finally, the system was evaluated by its ability to recreate dashboards used previously by Novo Nordisk in the visualization tool Thingworx, provided by Rockwell automation.

AWS pharma consultants paving the way for Industry 4.0

Novo Nordisk’s device manufacturing facility has been selected as a World Economic Forum’s Lighthouse Factory, with NNE’s delivery providing it with the necessary data infrastructure and flow to enable real-time insight into their production.

NNE now has 6 certified AWS pharma consultants - 4 AWS Solution Architects and 2 certified AWS Developers. They will both support Novo Nordisk going forward and work on similar AWS solutions for pharma manufacturers in the future.

Key deliveries:

  • A fully customizable, future proof AWS architecture solution for the Novo Nordisk site
  • Established application programming interfaces (APIs) to get all data from both systems in the right format with the right requests
  • The option to send data to the larger Novo Nordisk data lake from the site
  • Full documentation of everything implemented
  • Ongoing system support

 

Quick facts

Customer

Novo Nordisk

Country

Denmark

Project duration

11 months

Services provided

Manufacturing intelligence, digitalisation

Technology

Amazon Web Services data architecture