Pharmaceutical; Manufacturing; Biotech; Consumer Products; Diagnostic; Medical Device; Health Care
aaiPharma; Sanofi-aventis; AstraZeneca; Bayer; DSM; Eli Lilly; Patheon; Pfizer
Manufacturing and laboratory efficiency has a direct impact on cash flow, balance sheet, product quality, and customer satisfaction. Performance behind the competition – or ahead of it – can dramatically affect shareholder value. Therefore, in the face of ever-challenging profitability and revenue goals, pharmaceutical companies are striving to improve and enhance their manufacturing and laboratory efficiency.
A solid understanding of manufacturing costs among world-class companies is the first step in evaluating a company's own current practices. Recognizing this, Best Practices LLC created this study to uncover insights that will help executives at manufacturing plants identify critical performance gaps and provide specific direction for marked process improvement.
This benchmarking study provides companies the means to measure and compare their manufacturing efficiency and deliver fresh quantitative insights. The Best Practices, LLC research team conducted surveys of executives at 9 manufacturing facilities highly regarded for their cost management. The study focus was on North American facilities producing small lots of finished products (tablets and/or parenterals) with considerable product variety. The survey was designed to identify performance gaps, averages, and best-in-class measures. Executives will gain a sense of magnitude concerning organizational differences and areas for needed improvement.
List of Charts & Exhibits
Product Breakdown by Facility
Conversion Costs vs. Total Sales
Contribution to Conversion Costs
Relative Headcount by Function
Relative Headcount by Rank
Annual Batches per QC Employee
Capacity Utilization-- Solid Dose
Repeated Testing vs. Total Testing
Conversion Costs from Testing
Maintenance Cost vs. Replacement Value
Level of Automation-- Bulk and Packaging
Level of Automation--Injectables
Response Matrix & Survey