Tag Archives: current state

  • 483 Audit Forms

    So what’s with this 483 audit form and where do I go from here? Faced with a 483 audit form? If this is the first time your company has received a document of this nature your initial thoughts may be… now what? In order to understand the true implications of a 483 citation, it may help to think of it in terms of a speeding ticket. It’s a road block or a cause for reevaluation of your current state. Although not necessarily a serious offense, it’s an important warning to your company that …

  • Value Stream Mapping

    … When it comes to optimizing the value stream map, one must analyze “the map for waste wherever the flow is less than ideal/perfect.” Asking better questions throughout your research process will help to more easily identify the non-value-added functions and extract it out to produce more immediate results. Evaluating the current state through value stream mapping and questioning the major steps will be of most benefit to you and your team’s research. For a more in-depth look at value …

  • The Pharmaceutical Consultants Role in Lean Manufacturing/Biomanufacturing Processes

    … things in a certain way. The whys, the where’s and the how’s of the situation are examples of where a Lean consultant to can play a significant role in your program. As an experienced extension of your team the consultant can quickly run a diagnostic assessment of key processes, gaps and weaknesses associated with your current state and can get you tracking quickly. Deciding what tools to use and how to use them and provide the largest bang for your buck is also not always immediately …

  • Visual Factory Methodology to improve Lean Manufacturing in Life Science Product Companies

    …  – Providing the most appropriate mechanism to assure that this conveyance occurs effectively. To accomplish this objective then, it is very important that the factory operating team has a clear understanding of the “current state” situation at the plant as well as what level of performance they want to transition too. By knowing this information, the team can focus on the conveyance of that information which will bring about that change. Frequently this will be through the …

  • 5 Important Factors to Measure in Your Lean Process Strategy

    … industry and in the larger business community as well.  But what are the 5 basic steps to know if your Lean process plan is working? 1.Assess the current state of the Company Assessing the current state of your business, as well as its economics, business structure, processing structure, and value stream, are all part of assessing the current state of your business.  This involves mapping out the current state of your business while collecting process data along the way.  While you are …