The OM Team proposition finds specific applications to the Life Science industry, trough tailored optimization solutions studied and customized to be applicable considering the strict industry regulations.

The areas of intervention are both those relating to the operational processes (production, supply chain and logistics), and to the processes relating to the Quality Unit (QC and QA), as well as to strategic and projects support. More generally, OM Team projects always provide the economic quantification of the inefficiencies that can be addressed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed improvement solutions.

Production & Supply Chain

Main issues

  • Large efficiency losses or low production yield
  • High maintenance costs
  • Low efficiency of material handling operations
  • Frequent stock-out and planning inefficiencies
  • High stockholding cost of materials
  • High distribution cost and secondary logistics cost

Proposed solutions

  • Production line OEE optimization & Lean manufacturing – Increase of the line OEE through the analysis of its underlying factors, processes optimization adopting the Lean logic (Kaizen, SMED, TPM, 5S, Kanban, ecc.)
  • Rationalization of production support activities – Review of maintenance policies and spare parts management logics, work-centre logistics optimization and interaction with central warehouse/3PL
  • Supply Chain & Logistics management optimization – Streamlining of planning activities and inventory management, optimization of the warehouse configuration and distribution logistics

Quality Unit

Main issues

  • Large batch release times
  • High laboratory costs with large and unreliable lead time of analysis
  • Inefficiencies due to lack of clarity in procedures and documentation management system
  • Increased qeues and processing times for CAPA and Change Control

Proposed solutions

  • Quality Control improvement & Lean Lab interventions – Quantification of laboratory inefficiencies in terms of operations and systems (IT, documentational, layout, organizational), analysis of the economic viability of the improvements actions
  • Batch Release process optimization – Process mapping and analysis of the release lead time (QA and QC), analysis of the release lead time reduction opportunities and of the connected effort
  • Quality Assurance & Compliance process optimization – Deviations management process analysis (CAPA, Change, etc.), investigation process optimization to progressively reduce the deviations number

Processes & Business strategies

Main issues

  • Inefficient processes and low automation level
  • Lack of tools for controlling the performance of processes
  • Expertise needed for evaluating new project initiatives
  • Complexity in managing project timing and costs

Proposed solutions

  • Business Process Management & Optimization – Process mapping for optimization and/or automation, user requirement specification (USR) analysis and Vendor Selection
  • Benchmarking & Performance Management System – Pharma Industrial Efficiency Benchmark, individuation of KPIs and criteria for calculation and analysis, data collection systems identification
  • Business evaluation & Projects support – Business case development for the evaluation of business opportunities, definition of strategic business plan and project support

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