Tag Archives: success

  • 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! …

  • Value Stream Mapping

    … over their heads with all of the new methodologies and research findings that enter into the market. Utilizing research methods that yield the best results for your company is a major key to success in this industry. Meet value stream mapping. Isn’t it nice to think of anything in life in its Ideal State? In lean biomanufacturing it’s vital to identify the Ideal State of your process in order to truly hone in on your overall envisioning for your design. After all, a seamstress …

  • Kaizen Events

    … concept to take away is that each person involved in these events plays a key role in its process. In the pharmaceutical industry one accomplishment is only the next “go ahead” to the next big idea and so on and so forth. Although time consuming, high-detail follow-up work is a must in order to best monitor and fine-tune each method. It is with this type of work that you will see adequate success with Kaizen events. Let’s first just rewind a bit and explain what is involved with a Kaizen …

  • Fishbone Analysis

    Understanding the Basics of Fishbone Analysis Lean Biomanufacturing, Dr. Nigel J. Smart Tackling the demands of the biopharmaceutical industry can prove to be quite trying in today’s competitive field. Yet with proper research and experimentation, companies can readily understand the kinks in their systematic methods early on, leading to great success in their research. Tools like fishbone analysis can ultimately help yield accurate results and benefit researchers in the long term within their …

  • Lean Biomanufacturing: Keeping Your Eye on the Quality Goal

    … global market where cost, time to market and short cycle times play such a critical role in the success of a product. However, with that being said, the focus on product quality has at least as much an impact on success because this is so tightly bound with product safety and the eventual successful deployment of the product as a medicinal agent. The social responsibility associated with making a safe medical product is extremely important as the consequences of a defect are connected to the …

  • Change Management; A Vital Part of the Lean Mechanism within the Life Sciences Industry.

    … objectives will be part of that end point and it should be clear that success will be attained when those points are reached. At that point there should be a clear understanding of how the company should recognize that success and there should be a plan in place that provides incentives to the workforce to move towards the “Desired State.” In summary then, true success and ROI for a Lean initiative will be attained when there is a melding of the involvement of the workforce with the clear …

  • Eliminating Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Chaos through Implementation of an Effective 5S Program

    … and cluttered workspace. Systematic: Now the space is clean and orderly, a process to maintain this condition should be established to assure consistent and sustained performance. Standardize: This process is involved in the crystallization of new working habits associated with the clean and organized work areas. This requires good procedures, training and commitment from the workforce including management and shop floor personnel if lasting sustainable performance is to be realized. success …

  • The Use of Process Mapping, Value Stream Mapping and Score Cards in developing a Lean Culture in Life Sciences Companies.

    … possible through the participation in metrics gathering and publication of the results which identifies the direct contributions being made by the workforce to the success of the company. Perhaps a key to successful implementation of Lean in the Life Sciences Industry is to fully engage the workforce in order to demystify the purpose. Something to think about. …

  • Lean Manufacturing for the Competitive Edge

    … speed, and sustainable quality improvements. Although some companies are turning to lean manufacturing to accomplish these ends, they have achieved widely varying degrees of success to date. In today’s pharmaceutical market, staying competitive comes down to two key elements from which cost reductions inevitably flow:  speed and quality.  The task involves eliminating all forms of waste on all fronts – everything from supplier networks and customer relations, to product design, …

  • 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

    … issues such as many unit operations, the high cost of manufacture, technical complexities, and the highly regulated nature of the industry, is not a recipe for success. 6. Good Fit Every company has its own distinct corporate culture, a specific way of being and doing that is unique to that organization. It is very important that the pharmaceutical consultant you’re considering is a good fit for your organization, otherwise conflicts in style and culture can make it impossible to work …

  • The Continuing Journey of Lean Manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    … manufacturing solutions – is currently in flux. The industry has been attempting to embrace lean manufacturing since about the 1990s, often with less than glowing success. Today the industry is faced with the ongoing dilema of how to sustain quality while simultaneously dealing with increasing complexity on several fronts. Much of this complexity stems from cost-cutting measures such as the use of contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), a practice that requires managing multiple …