This research bundle provides a detailed look at pharmaceutical manufacturing technology adoption and automation issues. This document bundles several other database documents, including 4454, 4419, and 4310 – spanning three separate research initiatives from Best Practices LLC. Topics covered include the challenges pharmaceutical companies face as the evaluate and seek to adopt new technologies for existing and new production lines. Survey results detailing self-reported degree of automation adoption are given, as well as a detailed look at the processes used to consider and decide on implementing new technologies. A look at how other companies are adopting lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and TQM initiatives beyond the manufacturing environment per se is also included. The information in this document will help readers identify the leading tactics used by the best manufacturing companies to manage their technological adoption practices and standing, along with specific measures and metrics to compare their own performance against these top companies. Based on surveys and interviews conducted by Best Practices LLC researchers, here is a great shortcut to analyze and jump-start your own automation and leading technology adoption initiatives.