Pharmaceutical and chemical industries as well as medical equipment, cosmetics and food manufacturers operate under tension between increasing cost pressure and rigorous regulatory requirements. Due to health care system reform, margins are sinking and research and development costs are constantly rising. Generic drug manufacturers are compelled to market new products rapidly and efficiently. Regulatory requirements for medical equipment, cosmetics and food producers tend to rise as the respective authorities put a stronger focus on them. In this setting, new units with global production and logistical networks are emerging.
In this context, the following three aspects are of particular significance:
- Business Process Optimization:
Due to increasing cost pressure, business processes require further organisational and IT-technical optimisation. End-to-end process-oriented design of processes is merely in the beginning stages and needs to be driven forward.
- Increasing Efficiency of Compliance-Systems:
Ensuring product quality is of top priority. Not only GxP-Compliance but also additional rules such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act need to be considered. To increase efficiency and security of compliance systems, the methods and tools need continuous development so that the different regulatory requirements can be mapped in an integrated, efficient and secure manner.
- Increasing flexibility of IT-Systems:
Ultimately, none of the mentioned issues can be achieved without IT system support. Nowadays, flexible IT systems are required to be able to react more rapidly to the requirements. The development of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) in IT facilitates an even faster adaptation of IT systems to accommodate new business processes. For this purpose, the available IT systems are to be implemented on an SOA architectural basis.
Future-oriented process design constitutes a challenging and great demand on the part of the responsible persons. DHC has specialised in supporting manufacturers in the areas of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, medical equipment, cosmetics and food. For this purpose, we offer consultancy in the field of Logistics, Compliance and Process Management in addition to our own process management software DHC Vision.