Tag Archives: levels

  • 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 …

  • The Right Sequence for Lean Manufacturing Implementation

    … really over. [It] is a continuously ongoing journey that requires management attention on each level.” He further states, “To get buy-in on all levels in an operational excellence program it is mandatory that people understand the meaning and objectives of the program. . . . This will ensure that the program is seen as improving the survival and competitiveness of the plant.” Smart Consulting Group has qualified pharmaceutical consultants with extensive industry-specific …

  • Transforming the Traditional Approach with Lean Manufacturing Techniques

    … compromised quality. But, as van Laar points out, “If you just eliminate the waste and synchronize the supply chain, but you keep high levels of management and functional silos, you still can’t gain the benefits of Lean.” What Novartis did, then, was to drastically alter organizational structure by jettisoning some functions and eliminating management levels. They also promoted team-building to align everyone with the common goal and, to gain management and employee buy-in, …

  • Management Responsibilities and Automation Techniques in Regulated Pharma Environments as Per a Suggested Quality System Model

    … There are five stages linked to Quality System maintenance: 1.Observation of the Quality System 2.Identification of deviations and nonconformance events 3.Reporting 4.Analysis 5.Appropriate action Management has to be accountable for every stage of Quality System maintenance and normally will hold the biggest responsibility in regards to data analysis and later decision making. In spite of this, it is common to see managers spending most of their energy on the first three levels, which are the …

  • Key Factors in Third Party Testing on Combination Products

    Proper and unbiased testing is an integral part of any manufacturing process.  And this is especially vital in the pharmaceutical industry.  Because of the pharmaceutical industry’s inherent need for quality control, at the highest levels, a new form of testing was required to ensure the highest quality products available.  This form of testing is known as third party testing, where an independent third party testing operation, test the quality of the product in question, off site at …

  • Could a Shot of Tequila Be What People Suffering from Bone Loss Need?

    … levels of bacteria that cause intestinal illness, to relieve constipation, and to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Fructans have also been shown to stimulate the growth of good bacteria in the large intestine, boosting the body’s assimilation of minerals, including calcium and magnesium, essential for bone growth.  So, even though it is not a tequila shot per se, fructans may do a lot of good to a sick person’s bones. Mercedes Lopez, from the National Polytechnic Institute in …

  • FDA’s Response to a Developing Pandemic

    In preparation of a developing pandemic of any kind, whether it be influenza, or some other kind of fast spreading virus, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has devised a precautionary plan known as the FDA Pandemic Preparedness Strategic Plan.  The FDA Pandemic Preparedness Strategic Plan is coordinated with the President’s National Strategy for Pandemic Outbreaks, as well the CDC’s Pandemic Implementation Plan.  Under these guidelines the FDA works under federal and local levels to …

  • How Do Pharmaceutical Companies Develop Value in These Current Times?

    … government demands on pricing, and the launch of new products will be subject to more inspection based on cost through public insurance or exchanges. With all these changes going on, it is certain that the drug industry will be closely regulated after the reform is approved. Marketing practices are also being inspected at state and federal levels.  The states are tightly restricting the way in which drug marketers relate to doctors. They are putting limits to the gifts and other ways they used …

  • Great Ways to Reduce Stress at Your Job

    … different techniques at work to deal with stress, can make all the difference in your physical and mental health.  Larger companies all over the world, as well as companies in the Fortune 500 and pharmaceutical industry often recommend workshops and seminars for their employees to reduce stress levels at work.  There are even consulting firms, like life sciences consulting firms for example, who can actually teach companies what to do to create a less stressful work environment. One of these …

  • Experimental Obesity Drug Could Treat Diabetes

    … in dramatic weight loss, and in lowering cholesterol levels, it has been considered to be an efficient treatment in the struggle to treat diabetes. This Fatostatin drug works to block increases in body weight, fat accumulation, and blood glucose, even with unconstrained food intake.  It is important to note that the only successful tests done so far have only taken place with the use of animal subjects, but the scientists are very optimistic.  They believe this new, experimental drug could …

  • Why You Should Be Using Meditation in the Workplace

    It is a well understood fact that such repetitive jobs like laboratory testing, and other assembly line type of work, may cause an overwhelming sense of stress and anxiety, as the workers deal with such levels of repetition.  It is not uncommon to feel claustrophobic, extreme anxiety, as well as high levels of stress, as you learn to cope with the monotony that is repetitive work.  Although you may feel like this anxiety and stress are just a part of the job, there are things you can do to …

  • Pharmaceutical Industry Contributes to Future of Personalized Medicine

    … variations in people – their dietary/lifestyle habits, environmental factors, stress levels and their DNA make-up. These factors play vital roles in analyzing people’s health, and determining if they are more susceptible to disease. For example, natural variations in genes make certain people pre-disposed to certain types of cancer. Molecular analysis also determines which medication works best to treat early stages of certain cancers (such as breast and colon cancers).  For patients who …