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POWERS Helps Global Specialty Pharmaceutical Company Turn Back the Clock and Reduce Product Release Time by 46%

POWERS Helps Global Specialty Pharmaceutical Company Turn Back the Clock and Reduce Product Release Time by 46%

A global specialty Pharmaceutical company selected POWERS to improve efficiencies to get its products to market more rapidly. After an in-depth analysis, our team helped them overcome significant production challenges and find time they didn’t know they had.   

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Project Overview

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Performance Results

Situation

A global specialty Pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets safe, innovative and cost-effective generic pharmaceutical products selected POWERS to help them improve efficiencies. The company offers specialty dosage and sterile injectable drug products and is advancing an R&D pipeline of potential new products.

Project Objective

The time required to move products from bulk completion to product release had grown to a sluggish average of 40 days with a $3.1 million back order. POWERS was engaged to improve release cycle time and release efficiencies.

Challenges

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Our Strategy

The POWERS team implemented robust QC Lab reporting tools to monitor efficiency, test quality and test cycle times. A Supply Chain Operating report was implemented to tie together production, QC Lab and QA performance metrics.

We created a batch record cycle time database, improving visibility and transparency of the approval and sign-off process.

Our team also developed a QC Lab Staffing Tool, improving staffing efficiencies.

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Global Specialty Pharmaceutical Company

A global specialty Pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets safe, innovative and cost-effective generic pharmaceutical products selected POWERS to help them improve efficiencies. The pharmaceutical company offers specialty dosage and sterile injectable drug products and is advancing an R&D pipeline of potential new products.

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Problems

  • Excessive batch errors
  • QC lab 20% retest rate
  • Applications that cannot interface
  • No facility coordination of batch record speed

Objectives

The time required to move products from bulk completion to product release had grown to a sluggish average of 40 days with a $3.1 million back order. The Powers Company was engaged to improve release cycle time and release efficiencies.

Strategies

The POWERS Company implemented robust QC Lab reporting tools to monitor efficiency, test quality and test cycle times. A supply Chain Operating report was implemented to tie together production, QC Lab and QA performance metrics.

Created a batch record cycle time database, improving visibility and transparency of the approval and sign-off process.

Results

67%

Reduced days in lab test sample time

46%

Reduced product release time

36%

Reduced overall lab test cycle time

85%

Reduced time to begin testing samples

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About the Author

Randall Powers, Founder, Managing Partner

Randall Powers

Managing Partner

Randall Powers concentrates on Operational and Financial Due Diligence, Strategic Development, Management Training, and Business Development. Randall’s experience includes 20 years of business leadership.

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