Operational excellence Take your production to the next level

The pharma manufacturing industry needs new and innovative ways to deliver more output, lower costs and increase sustainability. But knowing where to start or how to do this in the best possible way can be tough. How can our operational excellence team help?

Depending on your challenge, we utilise Design Sprints and our unique pharma manufacturing knowledge to help you piece together the right solution, link you to the right service and unlock huge business potential. This could include:

  • - Improving energy efficiency to help you reach sustainability goals
  • - Lowering Quality Control costs
  • - Lowering Full Manufacturing Cost per Unit (FMCU)
  • - Improving Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)
  • - Increasing data efficiency

Helping you reach operational excellence with design sprints

 

The core of operational excellence is finding tailored solutions to your problems, helping you get the most out of your production. Design sprints (a methodology created by Google Ventures) are a fast and intense process for developing solution ideas, testing and learning in just five days.

By working together in a sprint, we shortcut the endless-debate cycle and compress months of time into a single week. Instead of waiting to launch a minimal product to understand if an idea is any good, we get clear data from a realistic prototype. Put simply, we fast-forward into the future to see a finished product before you make any expensive commitments.

What is design thinking and how can it help with pharma manufacturing?

 

Due to the complicated nature of pharma manufacturing and its ever-changing landscape, challenges related to productivity and utilization inevitably arise. Finding solutions to these challenges, therefore, requires innovative and creative thinking. To help our customers achieve operational excellence, we frequently combine design thinking and design sprint methodologies.

Design thinking is a systematic, customer-centered approach that builds creativity directly into development processes. It describes an iterative process that employs unique and creative techniques to yield results — usually results that exceed initial expectations. The 6 typical stages of the design thinking process are as follows:

 

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Analyse and improve OEE

Analyse and improve OEE

Is your equipment as efficient as it should be? Before investing and moving towards autonomous manufacturing, it is important to identify the improvement potential of OEE. Collecting historical data is normally possible within a few days, giving you insight into where improvements need to be made.

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Improve data efficiency

Improve data efficiency

The importance of data continues to grow in modern pharma manufacturing - simply storing the most crucial product data is no longer enough.To truly create value, you must not only collect data but also be able to contextualise the data and access it primordially.

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Reach sustainability goals

Reach sustainability goals

Executing sustainability solutions effectively in a project requires a structured approach - lay your foundation, generate ideas, evaluate and prioritize and finally implement your work.

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Lower QC costs

Lower QC costs

Many pharma manufacturing companies need to cut back their quality control costs. Measuring the right attributes, reducing sample size and increasing precision and optimization are key.

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