Tag Archives: Right

  • Best Practices of Smart Consultants

    … assignment, but we advise against the long-winded lectures. What to do if this sounds like you: Be the action maker, the one who raises the questions that no one else may think of Right off the bat. Take your love of the industry and channel it into thought-provoking suggestions to better move your team forward. Your team and client, for that matter, will thank you! If you’re not the professor of your squad, but have a secret desire to constantly fact-check your team you run into a whole new …

  • Should we be using iPhone video procedures?

    The following post was written by Dr. Nigel J. Smart, Vice President and Managing Partner at Smart Consulting Group.  With the increasing complexity of operational procedures, the use of traditional standard operating procedures must be questioned, particularly for equipment or technique operation. The use of photographic techniques, pictures and other illustrations were long advocated benefits in other industries, yet the pharmaceutical industry continues to cling to practices that were Right …

  • Consolidation Activity in the Generic Sector

    … developed to assume that products will remain available to consumers at the Right price. As producers drop out, monopolies are developed and the Federal Trade Commission is obliged to step in to protect competition and consumer choice.  This involves its own level of management which can also put stress on the company to deliver products to the consumer. So beneath the economic/business surface news of an acquisition/there’s the underlying practical considerations which may be overlooked …

  • Fall Networking Event, a Success!

    On October 9th, SCG proudly kicked off a new networking event series with our friends from Walnut St. Labs. The event took place at Teca restaurant, Right in the heart of the borough of West Chester, Pa. Smart Consulting Group’s president, Denise Smart, hosted events of this nature several years back, so the time had come to start off this tradition once again. SCG invited local professionals in the life sciences industries, while Walnut St. Labs opened it up to many other local business …

  • Bottlenecking Theory

    Bottlenecking Theory Lean Biomanufacturing, by Dr. Nigel J. Smart Understanding this theory can help address key concepts that can help your research team yield optimal results. It’s important to begin your research by first running through some equations that will help your team throughout your experimental endeavors. After all, you wouldn’t read a book if you didn’t know its terminology first, Right? It’s important to be well versed in the material that you are working on in order to …

  • 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 …

  • Do Start up Life Science Companies need Quality Management Systems?

    … pay for the convenience of an in-license, but if there are regulatory issues as a result of a lack of quality oversight they may be less inclined to pay top dollar as some of that amount may be needed to address regulatory short falls. A better business & compliance approach is to do it Right first time and to initiate a flexible and expandable Quality System strategy. At SCG we offer a fully expandable and serviceable Quality System that’s been tried and tested over a number of years at …

  • Issues for Device Combination Products

    … they’re included in the paper convenience trays. If manufacturers are to use these types of devices, then an alternative material of construction may be required to avoid the issues, or alternatively a modified sterilization cycle will be required which assures the removal of the sterilant. As a first step however, testing is needed to quantify the extent of the problem before the Right strategy can be developed. …

  • Pharmaceutical Consulting and BMI’s 4th Quarter Update

    … outlook is far from bleak. Pharmaceutical spending in the US was nearly $306 billion in 2009, and the market is expected to reach $334 billion in value at consumer prices by 2014. Still, competition in a market hampered by decreasing growth and a growing presence of state is ever increasing, so ensuring a competitive edge becomes that much more important. Preventive treatment for both patients and the industry is crucial Right now. The best consultants possess the ability and willingness to …

  • 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

    Maintaining a competitive edge in today’s pharmaceutical industry is becoming more and more difficult due to rising costs, increasing regulatory burdens, and greater government intervention. Hiring a pharmaceutical consultant can be a smart decision, but how do you determine which consultant is Right for your company? Let’s examine a few key considerations. The goal of pharmaceutical consulting is to fill gaps. A good consultant looks at where you are now and where you need to be, …

  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Pharmaceutical Consulting

      In an effort to remain competitive in an industry impeded by increasing R&D, production, and marketing costs, as well as growing generic competition, regulatory compliance burdens, and government intervention, more and more pharmaceutical companies are looking outward for assistance. The Right pharmaceutical consultant can be a valuable asset, providing a competitive edge and a healthy return on investment, but there are pitfalls that must be avoided. 1. Not Doing the Preliminary Work …