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  • Best Practices of Smart Consultants

    … set of problems. You are the team’s fact-checker. And if that’s the case, your team may feel belittled by you. Instead of constantly fact-checking your team, have a little faith in their expertise. Of course, if you know that something looks off, question it, but realize that you were all put on the team to add different levels of insight. Trust in their knowledge and perhaps you may even learn something from them… Save the drama for another industry. Don’t be the drama king or queen of …

  • Waste Removal

    … to work. A tool like a Pareto curve will also help to identify how important it is to remove various materials or components from your work. Of course with modern technology, researchers can readily identify many components of their methodologies more easily than in the past, which is another important aspect to remember in lean biomanufacturing. …

  • The Pharmaceutical Consultants Role in Lean Manufacturing/Biomanufacturing Processes

    … consultant will act as a rock to provide the backup power and motivation to keep the Lean engine running… All projects have their ups and downs and Lean projects are no different. It is during these times that the consultant can dispel the concerns of the doubters and make the necessary course corrections to maintain the program on the right track and to invigorate the grassroots to establish the program momentum. Communications and commitment are vital components of any Lean Program. A …

  • The Right Sequence for Lean Manufacturing Implementation

    … aspects of lean manufacturing implementation, senior managers often want to emphasize efficiency rather than effectiveness right out of the gate.  Although this course of action often does return some initial benefits, it does not foster real long-term success. Early efforts, then, need to focus on the reduction of variability in core manufacturing processes, thereby increasing their quality.  For example, a first step might be to increase preventive maintenance as a means to reduce unplanned …

  • Hiring a Pharmaceutical Consultant: 7 Steps to Success

    … specialized knowledge and expertise in one or more areas of the industry. While most of them can get the job done to some degree or another, the trick is figuring out whether or not (and, of course, how well) a consultant can actually fill your particular gaps and solve your specific problems. After an initial assessment, good consultants will give you an honest assessment of exactly what – if anything – they can do for you. 2. Knowledge/Experience (Team/Personnel) Again, this may …

  • Microbiology: Transcending Waste With Lean Manufacturing

    … stock, and that translates into getting the product on the market faster thus reducing waste, and increasing profits. Additional benefits of fully implementing a lean manufacturing process that includes RMM are: Improved recovery from contamination events Streamlined supply chain Reduced requirements for working capital Reduction of warehouse space Decreased costs for excess inventory Over the course of a year, the hours and days saved in microbial testing of each batch with RMM systems can …

  • Behind The Increasing Need for Pharmaceutical Consultants

    … still remaining competitive. One of the three main drivers in the push toward outsourcing is, of course, FDA regulations. A few of the major developments in the last few years are: August 2002: The FDA set in motion a new initiative entitled the Pharmaceutical Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for the 21st Century: A Risk-Based Approach. This initiative focuses on the risks to public health that could result from flaws in manufacturing procedures. The stated purpose is to ensure that …

  • Lean Manufacturing Implementation: Successfully Overcoming Obstacles

    The current economic climate, combined with increasing regulations has placed pharmaceutical manufacturers in the difficult position of having to reduce waste, improve processes, and increase productivity. Although lean manufacturing can absolutely be the answer, some companies have found lean manufacturing implementation to be an uphill battle. That is not to say, however, that there have not been some dramatic success stories.

  • 5 Important Factors to Measure in Your Lean Process Strategy

    … other successful quality improvement techniques that may not be found in the standard Lean list of quality procedures. 5.Develop and Initiate the Plans When you have a clear broad overview of your organization, as well as the proper procedures and quality improvement plans you’re wishing to administer, you can begin to plan out your course of action.  When implementing your plan on sustaining Lean improvements you need to gain the management’s commitment, as well as identify the key …

  • Compliance Tips For cGMP Inspections

    … observations made. Your best chance of having a successful cGMP inspection, is to thoroughly prepare for it.  Even if the audit is unannounced, your company and personnel should know exactly what protocol to have, and a plan already in place.  The best way to prepare for a cGMP inspection is to first hire an outside pharmaceutical consultancy firm that can help your company to make the adequate preparations.  They will be able to thoroughly guide your company on the best course of action your …

  • Laboratory Management Testimonials

    Here’s what people are saying about Training & Coaching programs presented by the Smart Consulting Group! “I’d recommend it for Pharmaceutical Management!  There were lots of good examples, stories & case studies to highlight key points.” Manager QA, Pharmaceutical Company “Really useful material for young aspirant employees & mid to higher level managers.” Director, Analytical Chemistry, Global Pharmaceutical Company “I found the course …

  • DTC Genetic Tests…The Good, the Bad and the Future

    … take advantage of those somewhat desperate consumers and advertise falsely needed services or charge exorbitant fees. And then, of course there is the argument that without interpretation of test results by competent professionals, consumers could make poor decisions regarding their present and future health care. It is, to say the least, a most complex issue, and one that is undergoing very close scrutiny by everyone. If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to post it to your site or blog …