Tag Archives: project

  • Best Practices of Smart Consultants

    … your project. No one likes gossip. If this sounds like you, you might be the team Gossiper. Focus on the task at hand and do not complain about your fellow consultants to each other. Not only is it unprofessional, but it’s not nice. Why not be a better you this 2015?  Disclaimer: This piece wasn’t meant to poke fun at stereotypes, but rather shed light on personalities that practically anyone, no matter what the industry, can all agree are not acceptable work practices to ensure success! …

  • Hiring a Pharmaceutical Consultant: 7 Steps to Success

    … situation. Instead, what is needed is for your consultants to look at the problem(s) from every possible angle and perspective, analyze and test ideas, and then develop multiple potential solutions. Then, together, you can decide which solution will be the best one – not only now, but also in the long run. Flexibility doesn’t end there, however. For example, the project associates with Smart Consulting can even work as substitute staff and as temporary team members if need be. 4. …

  • The Smart Road to Pharmaceutical Consulting

    … Denise a business and law background. Additionally, Smart Consulting has a network of other seasoned professionals with 118 years of combined industry experience and wide-ranging expertise on their team. Experience and expertise in areas such as: • Analytical QC • QA functions • Regulatory/Legal • Process development • Manufacturing • project management • Facilities • Validation • Clinical trial management With their ability to take a comprehensive view of each pharmaceutical …

  • Innovative R&D Through Lean Manufacturing Principles

    … chains, and other aspects of the industry that involves formally standardized processes. When it comes to R&D, however, the perception is that application of principles developed in the auto industry – principles designed primarily to aid in the improvement of manufacturing line processes and project management – won’t really work and may even be a hindrance in an area that is inherently innovative and intellectual. What isn’t readily apparent, however, is the fact that …

  • How to Perform a Mock Audit

    … that will participate in a specific study. First, choose a location and a study, and later develop a plan for your mock audit based on your SOPs and on the right FDA compliance program manual. This plan should clearly state: -The audit’s goals -The project and location you chose -The participants -The time frames for completing the audit Be very diligent when addressing the requests for information that the mock inspector will issue, taking into account the significant questions about …

  • How to Do a SWOT Analysis as Part of a Business Plan or Business Process Strategy

    … identified, a plan to take advantage of them should be created. Threats could include clinical trials in this area by other competing companies, new regulations that would make it difficult to get approval, adverse press garnered by any preannouncements of what you are working on, or a loss of any type of funding for the project.  Threats may or may not be real – but contingency plans to address them should be in place. A SWOT analysis of your main competitor’s position is an opportunity to …

  • The 6 Crucial Principles in Pharmaceutical Leadership

    … conditions.  In order to synchronize global communication, there may have to be some compromise in terms of standard working practices. –    Awareness.  Some employees may not realize they are a part of a virtual team, requiring training in new ways to work. –    project phases.  Employees have to be trained in which communication channels work best for different projects and their phases. –    Roles and responsibilities.  Team members must recognize the skills, …

  • Benefits of Environmental Monitoring

    … fundamental base for science-based initiatives, and adaptive management within a pharmaceutical company.  It helps to determine if a certain ecological project is having its intended results, as well as being safe and responsible.  By detecting any minor or major problems early enough in the production process, your pharmaceutical company could save possibly millions of dollars in losses, as well as any legal problems that may arise. For environmental monitoring to be effective for your …

  • What is Environmental Monitoring and Why it is So Critical

    … it should be carefully planned in terms of the size, scope, importance, and risks of your project.  The cost in monitoring should only be a small fraction of the overall cost of the project, or it will not prove to be balance-effective.  However, it is usually a small price to pay in regards to the potential benefits that come from successful management of ecological systems. Through an aggressive adaptive management approach, environmental monitoring firms can become an excellent source of …

  • Opportunities in Life Sciences Consulting in Biodefense and Public Health Related Areas

    Smart Consulting Group is looking for consultants of varied experience to work with clients teams to develop project plans, assist with policy development, prepare working proposals and to provide technical support to facilitate the development of new products. Consultants should have a BS degree and preferably an advanced scientific degree with experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical product development & manufacturing. Experience in all scientific disciplines which support these …

  • Regenarative Medicine Advancements In Research Attract Financing

    … project to treat a common cause of blindness, age-related macular degeneration. This revived Intercytex, a struggling biotech that put itself up for sale this year. “Intercytex rose 4p to 9.875p as investors noted that its subsidiary supplies stem cells for the project and should benefit from royalty payments if Pfizer manages to bring a treatment into clinics.”, reported the London Times. To be sure, such treatments becoming commercially available will mean a bonanza to the health industry …

  • Advantages of Interim Pharmaceutical Consulting

    … when an expert with solid background is needed to guide a large project. when the company needs to meet a tight deadline and needs a job done quickly and correctly. These situations can be further put intp perspective with the following examples: A small biotechnology company, one year before launching a new product, turned to a pharmaceutical consulting firm to help them with the commercialization of the product. A pharmaceutical company hired a consulting group to commercialize a product in …