Building the Pharma 4.0 Foundation

The future of manufacturing is now, is your facility embracing
digital transformation?

Pharma 4.0 is an integrated operating model for the pharmaceutical industry that embraces Industry 4.0 – the 4th industrial revolution. It embraces technological advancements such as big data, AI, cloud-based architecture and machine learning to create next generation solutions that modernize and digitize the pharmaceutical industry by integrating smart technology and IoT. Pharma 4.0 builds on the introduction of technology into the industry (Pharma 3.0) with a focus on interconnectivity for greater efficiency, digitized compliance solutions and bringing products to market faster.

Pharma 4.0 enables efficient product and process management throughout the entire lifecycle from concept to finished product. It offers practical guidance and best practices to the highly-regulated industry to replace manual processes with automation wherever appropriate, to ensure greater consistency and eliminate losses.

Pharma 4.0 offers pharmaceutical and life sciences manufacturers the ability to eliminate paper from their production floor in favor of digital alternatives.

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Pharma 4.0 has been developed by industry professionals who understand the unique compliance challenges of pharma.  The focus of Pharma 4.0 is on incorporating the latest technological advancements within data acquisition, warehousing, analytics, visualization into such a regulated environment. Regular, repetitive tasks that require absolute precision are automated, based on real production data. Automated production systems, sensors and analytics prevent human error and standardize procedures for absolute precision in every batch. This optimizes batch consistency and enables right first time execution. The fully-integrated network of systems, equipment, and instruments communicate with one another to eliminate potential for errors. Systems communicate with one another to define action, based on real conditions and events. Such an approach can significantly mitigate the risks associated with retroactive and post-mortem investigation and discovery. 

Data silos cease to be an issue as all information is instantly aggregated and available in real-time. End-to-end visibility drives increased cooperation across the value stream to lead targeted and data driven improvement. A truly efficient digital facility requires a fully-integrated suite of interconnected technology that achieves process harmonization while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Oftentimes, paper-based documentation requires wet signatures for authorizations, which can impact production speeds and time to market. With the degree of data availability provided within a Pharma 4.0 framework, electronic signatures can significantly accelerate the review and authorization process, without compromising production and regulatory requirements. As such, eliminating the need to send documents from one location to another and providing hand-written signatures. 

Pharma 4.0 is the future of the pharmaceutical industry. Never before have the life sciences had access to the levels of precision and ease of communication available today. The days of paper-based documents and manual, hand-written data entry are a thing of the past – and with them goes input errors, illegible handwriting, and long-term management resources for the physical documents. Interconnectivity within and across industries is creating more efficient methods of sharing information in real-time to promote cooperation and collaboration across time zones and geographic location. 

Pharma 4.0 is the future of the pharmaceutical industry.

OpsTrakker is an out-of-box ready solution to common paper-based documents and manual activities. Being highly flexible and easy to configure, OpsTrakker integrates seamlessly with existing IoT infrastructures and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as SAP to provide comprehensive and compliant connected manufacturing.

OpsTrakker provides a suite of electronic solutions that can be adapted to the needs of your business by being connected and connectable. Fundamentally, OpsTrakker enhances pharmaceutical manufacturing by digitizing essential processes, eliminating errors and enhancing compliance.

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