Based on a discussion with Guy Matthews, market development manager with Parker dominick hunter.
If more than 85% of your single-use assemblies are customized, you are likely over customizing at the expense of time, performance, and quality. Excessive customization is a key challenge of implementing single-use technology (SUT) in biomanufacturing. Customizing adds six to sixteen weeks or more to lead time, increases costs and potential for quality issues, adds complexity to inventory control, and compromises supply chain security. Industry experts estimate 80% of assemblies for new processes are customized – a number that has the potential to be reduced to approximately 15%.