How a state-of-the-art MES saves time & effort and avoids risk in your pharma factory
Paper-based manufacturing processes in pharma or biotech are slow, error-prone and costly. On average 20% of batch deviations are caused by human error!
An MES helps you to avoid these shortcomings. It guides your operators through the production process and controls every step. QA reviews batch records in a matter of minutes instead of hours!
PAS-X KPI supports Lean Six Sigma and OEE improvements at leading pharma player
A leading global pharmaceutical company has introduced Lean Six Sigma for their worldwide network. As part of the initiative, the operations team focused on capturing and driving OEE improvements throughout the plant. The company decided to use Werum’s PAS-X KPI solution that provides seamless connectivity to the existing PAS-X MES. All batch data is acquired from PAS-X automatically, resulting in accurate KPI measurements with minimal input from operators. The pharma manufacturer benefits from improved operational efficiency and visibility of the shop floor operations.
Empowering Pharma 4.0
Systems, equipment, and personnel have become increasingly interconnected in the digital economy, offering new opportunities for the pharma and biotech industries. Together with our fellow Medipak Systems companies and other partners, Werum IT Solutions is working on innovative solutions to make Industrie 4.0 a reality in pharma.
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Pharma 4.0 is powered by the digitization of processes, products and equipment. “Go Digital” is both our strategic goal and promise to our customers in Asia. We develop a continuously growing portfolio of new software products, features and services helping you to expand your pharma, biotech or cell & gene business across Asia.
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Werum IT Solutions is the world’s leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.
Our PAS-X software product is run by the majority of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies and also by many mid-sized manufacturers.
Article: What is Pharma 4.0? Why is it important and how it will enable the factory of the future?
Many people will have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 and perhaps are aware that these technology driven initiatives are already starting to disrupt traditional manufacturing methods, equipments and processes. But how relevant is Industry 4.0 for the Pharmaceutical industry and how we will get there?
One challenge with these concepts is that we think of them in their ‘end state’ where a complex and futuristic combination of robotics, automation, embedded internet connected sensors and integrated enterprise software are running our processes and making decisions in real time and replacing logic that is currently determined through human involvement. This amazing vision can be difficult to grasp and specifically in the Pharmaceutical industry then such dramatic disruption can be uncomfortable as we must meet the stringent requirements of the GMP regulations through careful control on our processes, and careful testing and control over software that is used to produce critical medicines.
This article seeks to break down and introduce what the Pharma 4.0 initiative is about and explain the steps that companies are already taking today to advance along the journey towards the factory of the future.
From Industry 4.0 to Pharma 4.0: ISPE Article of the Year
The current submission-based control strategy does not consider GMP, facilities, equipment and other production-specific controls to mitigate risk and ensure an effective, reliable production process. Transforming today’s control strategy to commercial manufacturing by technology transfer and scaling requires a best practice methodology that will change the current control strategy into a holistic production control strategy.
In their article, which received the ISPE 2017 Article of the Year award, the authors Christoph Herwig, Christian Wölbeling and Thomas Zimmer identify the need for a redefined control strategy implementation methodology.
Read more at Pharmaceutical Engineering
A planned stop or a technical problem? Every stop in production raises questions and requires quick and reliable answers. The PAS-X KPI software provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with important data and key figures in real time. This allows to identify weak points at a glance and to improve the efficiency of production and packaging lines.
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