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A big trend in the pharmaceutical industry, Lean principles emphasise using time and resources as efficiently as possible in order to reduce waste and focus on value-added activities.

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Electricity+Control, April 2017 (pages 38, 39)

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Lean Manufacturing in Pharmaceutical IndustryA big trend in the pharmaceutical industry, Lean principles emphasise using time and resources as efficiently as possible in order to reduce waste and focus on value-added activities. However, there are many ways in which time and resources can be wasted in the pharmaceutical factory. For example, ineffective error proofing and quality inspection procedures can result in product contamination and recalls, leading to both material waste as well as wasted production time. In addition, communication throughout the factory can expend significant time and resources unless a there is solution in place to streamline messages.

A long-term solution to the challenge of waste must allow manufacturers to not only increase efficiency in the short term but also learn from inefficiencies and make data-driven adjustments for continuous improvement. This article gives four examples of how lighting solutions can help increase efficiency by addressing common sources of wasted time and resources in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Take note

• Manufacturers need to learn from inefficiencies.
• Manufacturers need to make data driven adjustments for continuous improvements.
• Lighting solutions can increase efficiency by addressing wasted time and resources in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

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