Category: RA/ CMC

Project management with BINOCS

Project management with BINOCS

Sometimes, “project management” refers to managing a team that works on a project with complex interdependencies. The full-time responsibility for managing those complexities and moving the project forward is the main focus of a project manager or perhaps a dedicated PMO, or project management office. In many organizations, the PMO coordinates one or multiple teams […]

4 ways equipment resource management optimizes asset utilization in QC labs

4 ways equipment resource management optimizes asset utilization in QC labs

The importance of fully optimizing asset utilization Equipment is expensive, so you need to ask yourself: are we using our equipment as efficiently as possible? Is it giving us the desired return on investment? Should we invest in new equipment or solve capacity bottlenecks by better utilizing the equipment we already have? In order to […]

BINOCS Performance Twin – the digital twin for your QC and R&D lab

BINOCS Performance Twin – the digital twin for your QC and R&D lab

May 21st, 2019 was a big day for us, not only because it was the first day of the Binocs user meeting. It was also the day on which we unveiled our newest component: The Binocs performance Twin. The Binocs Performance Twin is a configurable platform that brings all performance data in one single data […]

Everybody aligns around the same end-to-end standard lead times

Everybody aligns around the same end-to-end standard lead times

Business context  We are a global regulatory affairs department that submits 1000+ submissions/year. We need to make and support delivery commitments to regulatory authorities and our internal supply chain and production partners. It is an understatement when we say that this is challenging. Improvement potential  Before we implemented Binocs, delivery promising was ad hoc. It […]

Finally a full demand picture

Finally a full demand picture

Business context  We work with Planisware as a Project Portfolio Management platform. Although quite complex, our PMO and project managers succeed in keeping an overview of the most important projects. The delivery teams have no access to Planisware. It helps for the prioritization and decision making, except when resources are concerned. Planisware can express the […]

Yes, our work can be standardized (although we initially didn’t think so)

Yes, our work can be standardized (although we initially didn’t think so)

Business context Every project is unique. Every task requires a different effort. Every activity has a lead time that depends on the business context. Shortly, nothing is standard and will not and cannot be standardized. That’s how we saw things until our department was dragged into a lean exercise with strict methodologies led by seasoned […]

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 […]

5 key success factors for Resource Planning in Regulatory Affairs as take-aways from our round table held at Philadelphia

5 key success factors for Resource Planning in Regulatory Affairs as take-aways from our round table held at Philadelphia

Last week, April 27, TayganPoint and Bluecrux organized a round table discussion on Resource Management in Regulatory Affairs departments. RA experts from Merck (MSD), GlaxoSmthKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson, Covance and Gens and Associates gathered around the topic that was introduced by Apostolos Mamakis and Pierre Roussel from GSK Vaccines.