Serialization In Operation: Concerns and Priorities

Ahead of the traceability in operation forum 2017 Pharma IQ conducted some market research to pinpoint the concerns and priorities of those in the more mature phases of serialisation.

Commentary is supplied by Pasi Kemppainen, Executive Consultant, Pharma Serialization and Traceability.

In the research almost 30% of respondents stated that implementing serialisation had impacted their production cycle more than expected

In his recent post, Pharma Logistics IQ columnist Andrew Love warned: Do not underestimate the amount of resources required to deliver serialisation

Given the broad reaching impacts of serialisation across an organisation, a great deal of time and effort is required to deliver effective solutions.

It is all too easy for projects to focus on aspects such as line solutions and the enterprise IT and miss some of the other impacted areas.

As with all projects, deliverables cannot be achieved to acceptable time, cost and quality without sufficient resources with the right skills and knowledge being applied to the prob­lem at the right time.

Many of us have a tendency to underestimate the amount of resources required to achieve any given set of tasks. This can often be compounded by the new nature of serialisation; meaning, that organisations have little or no analogous experience to be able to adequately assess the resources needed.

Therefore, in order to ensure the correct level of available resources throughout the project, we would recommend starting conservatively in defining the resource levels required and tracking the achievement of resourcing plans and resource utilization

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