Category: R&D

Top 3 reasons labs should embrace system-agnostic integration

In a recent white paper, we discussed The need to integrate multiple third-party systems into a comprehensive software network Each system representing a “best-of-breed” tool that has been optimized for managing specific aspects of the Quality information ecosystem The success of this ecosystem heavily relies on the seamless sharing of information between those tools In […]

3 quick wins to make your lab leaner

3 quick wins to make your lab leaner

When I was a Principal Consultant with BSM, I specialized in implementing lean methodologies at pharmaceutical QC labs. Much of the advice that I provided to clients involved establishing new strategies and processes that would often require institutional buy-in and, ultimately, resulted in fundamental changes being applied over an extended period. You can read more […]

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 […]

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE): 3 insights from analyzing your lab equipment utilization data

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE): 3 insights from analyzing your lab equipment utilization data

Do you sometimes tend to make decisions without reliable data to back them up? In today’s labs, critical decisions about how to optimize the ROI of laboratory equipment are often made based on incomplete information. Having a clear picture of instrument usage can help you uncover new ways to cut costs, minimize idle time, and […]

The New Meaning of Lab Digitalization in Quality Control Labs

The New Meaning of Lab Digitalization in Quality Control Labs

During the SmartLab Europe event (100% digitally this year), we were thrilled to meet with a lot of interesting people and exchange thoughts on building a roadmap for the lab of the future. After 15+ virtual conversations with a variety of attendees, our key takeaway is this: although the topic is not new, the sentiment […]

3 key challenges for biopharma process development labs, and how digitalizing their lab helped them: a use case

3 key challenges for biopharma process development labs, and how digitalizing their lab helped them: a use case

Setting the scene Clients rely on Binocs to plan and schedule knowledge workers for process development, clinical batch production, service labs… because it assures that the right competent resources and equipment are available at the right time. A multinational biopharma company that already uses Binocs in a couple of their QC labs, looked at us […]

Free User Requirements list for resource planning and scheduling in QC and R&D labs

Free User Requirements list for resource planning and scheduling in QC and R&D labs

More and more pharma and biopharma companies discover the business value of resource planning and scheduling. There is a strong need to optimize the utilization and planning adherence of analysts, scientists and the equipment they use in the quality control labs, R&D labs or pilot plants for process development. Strategy consultants and industry watchers see […]

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 […]