What You Should DoBy Kim S. Nash | Posted 2002-06-12 Email Print
Pharmaceuticals need to get smarter about using information technology to manage data. The alternative? Multimillion-dollar government penalties.
Managing Assembly Lines
Let technology help you prevent manufacturing glitches. Here's how:
- Identify manufacturing processes that can be fixed right away with simple software, such as secure e-mail
- Evaluate how technology such as enterprise resource planning can help overhaul bad processes and stop systemic problems
- Write policies for retaining factory data, using technology to help. Then follow them
- Keep detailed data on how and why deviations from established manufacturing routines happen