Life Sciences

Leading life sciences manufacturers transform their business to scale and move from products to services.

Empowered patients will be in the driver’s seat, focusing on prevention rather than treatment, and they will be comfortable sharing their health information with providers and life sciences manufacturers in secure ways. Further, patients will be more accountable for their care and have greater access to their personal health information. Technology will allow patients to use smart devices to monitor their health in real time while collaborating with their physicians from home. For life sciences companies, enabling process simplification and automation with Intelligent ERP solutions is key to turning from a make-to-stock business model to make-to-order model, as needed, to become nimbler in offering personalized therapy treatments.

Enhance and Extend Next-Generation Processes with Intelligent ERP

Bringing SAP S/4HANA® and intelligent technologies together as Intelligent ERP results in a more flexible and intelligent enterprise. To achieve next-generation business processes, companies need an ERP solution that can be continuously enhanced and extended with innovative business services and applications built on emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and data analytics. The most competitive banks have already begun incorporating these technologies into their business processes to transform into intelligent enterprises and better serve their clients.

An end-to-end intelligent enterprise for life sciences companies

Life sciences companies need to constantly innovate across their company value chain to drive profitable growth and adhere to regulatory requirements for product quality and patient safety. The capabilities delivered with SAP S/4HANA and its preconfigured, native integration with LoB solutions from SAP help ensure processes run smoothly and efficiently across the drug and device lifecycle, allowing companies to balance supply and demand, drive sustainable revenue growth, and maintain margins.

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Success Stories - Why Echelon?

Ascensus

S/4 HANA Cloud and IBP implementation (6 months Go-Live)

Ascensus

CRH

S/4 Implementation (9 month Go-Live)

CRH

Arysta

S/4 Implementation and global rollout / Merger Activity

Arysta

Oldcastle Building Envelope

S/4 Digital Strategy and Roadmap

Oldcastle Building Envelope

Production Yield and Quality Monitoring

Challenges:

  • Life Science companies need to continually produce batches with consistent quality, keeping intra and inter-batch variance in consideration.
  • A tight integration between ERP, MES, Quality systems is required to maintain the bulk manufacturing process.
  • Criticality of manufacturing attributes and quality parameters is decided on the basis of their impact on the product.
  • Customer returns and product recalls lead to high cost implications.
  • Monitoring Machines for the organizations with large operations lead to waste of Man hours.

Innovation:

  • Using IoT tools, LIMS can be effectively interfaced with better graphical user interface and does help manufacturer to improve yield, reduce scrap and enhance ability to leverage predictive analysis.
  • With machines enhanced with location services, temperature sensors, door sensors etc. a manufacturer can get insight into data like exact location, power status, actual temperature within the asset.
  • Using this information, a manufacturer can ensure that the product is meeting the defined standards and correct operational conditions are maintained.
  • This information also reduces risk of outage and ensure the correct operational conditions of the assets representing their brand while being located and operated at a non-owned location and diminishes the frequency of physical visit.