Pharmaceutical companies seeking new machinery and equipment providers are looking for creative solutions to their manufacturing problems. Choosing a provider with extensive experience in pharmaceutical machinery will help you deal with the unique challenges that come with this niche sector.
When looking for a pharmaceutical machinery and equipment supplier, consider the following factors:
The quality and commitment of the individuals who will be planning, managing, and building the automated machinery or system should be the first thing that organizations considering automation should assess. People develop and build pharmaceutical machines, regardless of the type: custom or standard, or the end application: packing, filling, or visual inspection.
When it comes to delivery, cycle time, uptime, project management, and speed to market, choosing a company with a good team and a good track record will surely provide you a competitive advantage.
Quality is evident throughout the process, from the quotation to the system design to the production facility cleanliness, project management, shipping, toolmaking, and final assembly, and all the way to factory acceptance testing (FAT) and local after-sales service. Internal quality systems, such as ISO9001 or continuous improvement, demonstrate accountability and a dedication to quality.
Nothing beats a machine builder’s previous experience in predicting future performance. Choosing a supplier who has integrated a variety of equipment, created unique equipment, and isn’t afraid to think of new and imaginative methods to address your manufacturing problems will give your automation project the highest chance of success.
The company’s mindset is just as vital as all other technical considerations in your automation system acquisition. Is there a can-do mentality within the management team when it comes to dealing with your problems? Are the employees—the designers, engineers, and machine builders—focused and busy as you go around the facility?
Are you introduced to project managers who are familiar with your difficulties and eager to collaborate with you to solve them? In today’s competitive manufacturing environment, major suppliers are more of a manufacturing partner than a traditional, and often confrontational, vendor-purchaser relationship, in which the purchaser beats the vendor to the final contract agreement. The new normal encourages project managers to maintain a long-term relationship with customers in order to give the greatest potential conclusion and project success.
Choosing the proper pharmaceutical machinery supplier could give you a competitive advantage. Innovation, project management, time to market, or competence in compliance or acceptance procedures could all contribute to this advantage. This is not an option in the competitive pharmaceutical equipment market.
This may not be the cheapest option, but finding a supplier who can provide you with this competitive advantage can be a win-win situation in the long run.
Why are collaborations so vital in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical machines? Applications are exceedingly sophisticated in this competitive business. Integrators require partners to get the most out of the components they integrate into machines and systems, from sensors and robots to part feeders and control software.
Automation integrators that have invested and partnered in their supply chain have first-look access to new technologies, prototype goods, and first-generation software, as well as technical assistance and training. That is why it is referred to as a “trusted partnership.”
A balance of competency, affordability, availability, and dependability must be achieved when selecting a pharmaceutical machinery supplier. Identifying your needs and building a matrix and rating of these elements, while ‘ effective, can go a long way toward assisting you in your search for the proper automation partner.
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