Archive for the ‘Life Sciences’ Category

Improving Batch Manufacturing Workflows and Recordkeeping

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, June 29th, 2017. No comments yet
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The pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing industries are challenged with errors in manual entries in the production process, getting batches right the first time, reaching final signoff for batch release, and managing the data accumulated throughout the production process. I caught up with Emerson’s Mary Sowders about some of these challenges and the way they are […]

Improving Pharmaceutical and Biotech Plant Utility Performance

Posted in Life Sciences, Wireless on Monday, June 26th, 2017. 2 comments so far
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For pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, the use of steam, heating and air conditioning systems, water and other utilities are an important part of the manufacturing process. Efficient and reliable operations for these plant utilities is very important. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing article, Monitoring Plant Utilities for Operational Excellence, Emerson’s Michalle Adkins describes how additional measurements […]

Enabling Right-the-First-Time Manufacturing

Posted in Life Sciences on Monday, June 5th, 2017. No comments yet
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Quality and compliance are indispensable in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. In a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine article, Crazy About Quality and Compliance?, Emerson’s Michalle Adkins shares how organizational engagement, technologies and work practices must come together for safe, efficient and profitable manufacturing. Michalle opens sharing her experiences in pharmaceutical production management and the difficulties in […]

Improving Raw Material Management Productivity

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. No comments yet
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For manufacturers in highly-regulated industries, such as pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, it is critical to keep track of raw materials as part of the production records. To minimize or avoid waste, it’s also important to use the first-to-expire raw materials from inventory. I caught up with Emerson’s Lynn Richard about his experiences to help a […]

Challenge of Designing PCS-Driven MES Architectures for a Greenfield Facility

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Monday, April 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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Author: Jonathan Lustri I have previously written about a design strategy where the process control system (PCS) is the primary system driving all procedural batch activity within a pharmaceutical process. In this architecture, the PCS ISA-88 procedural model must execute the both automated procedures and call the manufacturing execution system (MES) workflows to be executed […]