By David Heaney, market development manager, Parker Bioscience Filtration, UK
The principles and practices of lean manufacturing are widely used in industries across the globe to continuously improve processes, drive efficiencies and reduce costs.
Even in biopharmaceutical manufacturing where validation and regulatory requirements are high, lean can be used to improve processes, meaning more life-saving product can reach patients quickly.
Technology has been developed to support biopharmaceutical manufacturers, CMOs and CDMOs on their lean journey and at Parker we have worked closely with industry to develop a system that can improve operational efficiency, accuracy and safety.
Parker’s SciLog® FD System automates, standardizes and encloses final bulk filtration and dispense operations. It can support companies in addressing the eight wastes of lean: Transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, overprocessing, overproduction, defects, and safety.
As an automated, standardized and enclosed single-use system, it has many advantages over manual operations. It can increase efficiency, reduce process variation, protect the product and operator, and reduce risk.
Here is how the SciLog® FD System can help manufacturers tackle the eight wastes, and support them in implementing lean production strategies.