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SAP Helps Life Sciences Companies Mitigate Risk and Achieve Compliance With “Perfect Plant” Center of Excellence

SAP with its Ecosystem Partners Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Werum unveiled the Perfect Plant Center of Excellence (CEO) for Life Sciences in April 2008 (please click on the link to view the Press release). The Perfect Plant Center of Excellence (COE)  provides a virtual view of a life sciences plant floor environment and lets users “test drive” end-to-end, real-world manufacturing business processes through SAP solutions and partner composite applications. Via role-specific user dashboards, manufacturers can visualize performance outcomes. The technology helps life sciences manufacturers to lower risk and accelerate time-to-value, increase product quality, reduce waste, and lower rework and product recalls.

The “Perfect Plant” COE aims to help life sciences companies experience how a common business process platform can help manage key industry-wide business scenarios in order to consistently deliver quality products in compliance with industry regulations, while lowering total cost of operations. Leveraging SAP applications such as SAP® ERP, SAP® Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) and the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, coupled with deep industry-specific partner solutions for manufacturing execution, the “Perfect Plant” COE allows customers to “test drive” real-world business processes via role-specific user dashboards to visualize business outcomes.

The “Perfect Plant” COE offers customers a “real-world view” of how the SAP for Life Sciences solution portfolio works in association with robust partner solutions delivered by Werum and services by TCS to address pain points, increase efficiencies and deliver business impact. For example, combining the power of the SAP for Life Sciences portfolio of manufacturing applications with Werum’s pharmaceutical-specific plant floor production solution enables a seamless, end-to-end, shop floor-to-enterprise business process, delivering tighter integration between planning and execution, as well as an enhanced view into all plant operations. The result is a cost-effective, efficient and coordinated “sense and response” approach to customer demands.

At SAPPHIRE 2008, Wyeth Pharma reported an ROI in millions of dollars per plant from its manufacturing initiative using SAP MII, implemented by Tata Consulltancy Services (TCS). SAP MII and the suite of integrated standard systems delivered benefits in terms of real-time data retrieval, analysis and visualization, process improvements, and fact-based, GMP decision-making capabilities.

Wyeth attributed the ROI to the following:

  Labor reductions during annual report compilation activities

  Exception-based management of electronic batch records (EBR) and decreased compliance exceptions

  Reduced cycle times

Leading industry analysts from AMR Research and ARC Advisory group have supported this joint initiative from SAP and its ecosystem partners to mitigate risk for Life Sciences manufacturers and deliver real-world value. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to experience these end-to-end manufacturing scenarios, and how they can deliver value to your company, at the two locations of the Perfect Plant Center of Excellence (COE) at Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA and at the SAP headquarters in Waldorf, Germany.

 In addition you find more information on SAP and LS in this presentation.

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