The biggest challenge was that the company was “data starved” — there was a lack of direct access to process manufacturing data by the data consumers. Instead, there were data silos, with certain data accessible by one group of the organization, but not the rest.
As we know it, accessing the right data in a standardized format efficiently is key in any process manufacturing industry especially for pharmaceutical companies. As a result of this friction with the data collection and conversion process, the company was wasting a lot of time — leading to delays in strategic business decision making and the implementation of the new initiatives.
You are better off looking at data than looking for data.
Due to TQS’ expertise with digital transformation for the life sciences industry, and knowledge of manufacturing data requirements, it was engaged as a key enabling partner in the company’s Industry 4.0 initiatives.
"According to the Top Pharma’s Head of Automation, “Before, getting the data you needed was a whole process. But we didn’t even realize how unnecessarily difficult we were making it until after you (TQS) helped us implement this new system. This resulted in huge time savings for our business and accelerated our transformation towards INDUSTRY 4.0."
The engagement involved TQS providing a realistic, attainable strategy, along with project timelines and costs to realize this enablement - turning the company around from data starved to data rich.