Month: May 2018

The Gantt chart sweet spot in resource planning

The Gantt chart sweet spot in resource planning

Most of us think visually and when talking about resource planning often the first thing that comes to mind are Gantt charts. Gantts are great for visually breaking down projects and establishing/communicating timelines, but anybody who has worked with Microsoft Project (or similar packages) knows that there are some cons lurking as well. (keeping it […]

Embedding employee development in your operational planning

Employee development and operational planning You had appraisal and target setting meetings with the people from your team, but aligning training and operational planning can be a real challenge. Let Binocs help you to ensure that the operational planning considers competence development. Frederik explains how in this short video. Embed employee development in your operational […]

We canned our resource management vision in a 4 minute video. Real life examples included.

Demand from everywhere Organizations get work demand in different forms and from different channels. Demand can come from Project Portfolio Systems in the form of work packages that are dispatched to multiple teams. It can also be derived from trial data in a clinical trial management system as well as submissions entered in regulatory submission […]

BINOCS integration with Veeva vault RIM

BINOCS integration with Veeva vault RIM

Operational integration with VEEVA Vault RIM Binocs is used for capacity and operational planning in regulatory affairs and uses a RIM system (Regulatory Information Management) as a source of demand. It already integrates with Liquent from PAREXEL. In Q3 2018 we plan to have an operational integration with VEEVA Vault RIM. Binocs provides a machine learning feature to […]

BINOCS at the Strategic Resource Management Conference 2017 in PhilaDelphia

BINOCS at the Strategic Resource Management Conference 2017 in PhilaDelphia

Attention! We are approaching main stream. It’s our second time we attend the conference. When listening to the many interesting presentations, we see a clear maturity leap since last year. It looks like resource planning for knowledge workers is approaching the main stream and that’s good because we are all ready for this with Binocs. […]

Is your lab ready for automatic scheduling?

Is your lab ready for automatic scheduling?

Scheduling lab technicians (and equipment) is typically a time consuming job Demand and priorities change daily so the schedule has to be constantly adapted The supervisor needs to optimize campaigns (batching samples) You need to balance service level and lab efficiency overall, not case by case. (on time delivery versus high utilization of people and equipment). There are a lot of constraints to […]

Resource Capacity Planning in R&D

Resource Capacity Planning in R&D

R&D resource planning seeks to answer the basic question: “What capabilities will we need in the future, and how will we get them?” The specialized nature of the knowledge involved, and the length of time it takes to develop required skills, makes R&D workforce-capacity planning particularly challenging. Binocs helps to align the capacity of scientists […]

Six Steps to Optimize the Resource Planning in Your Quality Control Lab

Six Steps to Optimize the Resource Planning in Your Quality Control Lab

How lean is your QC lab? Can you easily cope with today’s complexity and volatile demand? More and more QC labs are being asked to constantly increase analyst and asset utilization, improve right-first-time, and decrease lead times. With a resource-planning tool, you create an optimal flow of the QC lab activities. Learn how to constantly […]

How We Plan Technician Capacity for Release Testing (Using the Binocs API)

How We Plan Technician Capacity for Release Testing (Using the Binocs API)

Pharmaceutical products need to be analyzed quickly, accurately and in a timely manner before they are released and distributed to the commercial marketplace (= release testing). Timely is the key word. If releases are slowed down, money is lost. Lab supervisors, responsible for the analyses, want to know whether they will be able to cope […]