It is truly an exciting time to be in the pharma sector. But as pharma sits on the precipice of great advances, the industry is also facing great challenges.
A recent industry survey conducted by Pharma Manufacturing and Augury confirmed that supply chain disruptions, the workforce skills gap and capacity constraints are still top industry pain points.
For pharma manufacturers, one area that touches all of these challenges is plant machinery. When machines fail or underperform, the entire industry suffers.
Reducing planned outages means either debottlenecking the process or reducing the number of tasks to shorten the duration, and the only way to do that is with condition-based programs, which most respondents say they don’t have.
JAMES NEWMAN – DIRECTOR OF MARKETING STRATEGY, AUGURY