First Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Day hosted in India by Werum IT Solutions and Sarla Technologies

mes_day_imageWerum IT Solutions and Sarla Technologies today announced the accomplishment of First Manufacturing Excellence Day, India. Held at ITC Maratha, the event marked a congregation of more than 40 experts from Indian pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. The delegates joined forces to discuss the latest trends in Manufacturing Execution System, current pharma compliance ecosystem and improving manufacturing efficiency.

Global market for pharmaceuticals is booming. The Indian manufacturers enjoy a distinct advantage of low cost of R&D, production and operations vis-à-vis their European or American counterparts. A cash-rich Indian pharmaceutical industry is all set to expand its foothold on global scale. However, upscaling the manufacturing efficiencies and adhering to multiple global Compliance ecosystems like GAMP, EU, FDA, etc. has been a point of great concern.

These were some of the constraints and opportunities that were the talk of the town at Manufacturing Excellence Day. There was a unanimous consensus about the potential that Manufacturing Execution System (MES) offers to address the industry challenges. The actual area of enlightenment for the delegates was along the line of different operational models the organizations incorporated for implementation and rollout of MES.

The event marked a series of marathon sessions conducted by thought leaders from pharma and life sciences industry. Mr. Frank O’Loughlin, CEO, East Pond Consulting, USA shared his experience of implementing Werum’s MES solution across various plants of Amgen in the USA. Mr. Rajesh Thempadiyil, Business Process Excellence and CoE Lead, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) spoke about his experience on implementing GAMP-5 for Local manufacturing IT projects at DRL. Mr. Tony Margetts, Ph.D. ISPE & Principal Consultant, FactoryTalk spoke about latest guidance from International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) for the industry on Data Integrity and Electronic Records. MR. Girish Vartak, MES Project Manager at Sandoz India shared his experience of implementing Werum MES solution at their facilities. In a panel discussion the experts debated with the audience on the secrets of how to successfully implement MES.

Mr. David Margetts, Managing Director, Werum IT Solutions Ltd. Thailand and Mr. Anil Mehta, CEO, Sarla Technologies thanked the audience for their enthusiastic participation in the Manufacturing Excellence Day. Mr. Mehta said and we quote, “World Class Manufacturing (WCM) is the need of the hour for Indian manufacturing houses across industries. The need to build Factories of the Future becomes all the more important while we talk about the Pharmaceutical world. Compliance ecosystem globally has put Indian manufacturers under acute scanners for their quality issues. Technologies are available to address the challenges and questions raised by international community. The onus is on India Inc. to accept the technological advancements and take their manufacturing to the next level. Werum’s MES solution is arguably the best MES solution available for global pharmaceutical companies. Sarla Technologies is proud to partner with Werum and are witnessing great demand for the product from leading Indian Pharma majors.”

About Werum IT: Founded in 1969, Werum IT Solutions is the world’s leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Its out-of-the-box PAS-X software product is run by the majority of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies but also by many mid-sized manufacturers. Read More…

About Sarla Technologies: Sarla Technologies is an ISO 9001:2008 and CSIA certified Engineering House. With team of 300+ Engineers, it is a leading Engineering and Software Solutions provider having deep domain knowledge in the fields of Industrial Automation, Plant Engineering Design, Manufacturing Integration & Intelligence, and Plant Data Reporting & Analytics. Sarla Technologies has a global presence with offices in India, USA, UK, Norway and Dubai.

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