Category Archives: Cloud

11Dec/19

Amazon to Disrupt Pharma Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Delivery Operations

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

If you ever bought a product from Amazon, you have first-hand experience with the sophisticated, yet intuitive, supply chain and automation systems the company has developed to enable millions of products to be delivered to hundreds of millions of people, often in hours.

Last week, Amazon announced plans to leverage these technologies and experiences to disrupt the Pharmaceutical industry.  Amazon announced a multi-year strategic collaboration with Novartis aimed at disrupting pharmaceutical manufacturing, supply chain, and delivery operations using Amazon Web Services (AWS’) portfolio of cloud services. Continue reading

03Dec/19

Quality Creates Leadership – Quality Creates Differentiation

ETQ 2019 Briefing Note

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

Axendia was recently briefed by the Executive Team of ETQ.  Headquartered in Boston, ETQ has 27 years of quality management experience.  The company believes that competitive advantage grows when companies take a differentiated and agile approach to quality management.

“Our highly regulated customers in Life Sciences and Food and Beverage are aware of the regulatory consequences of poor quality and are looking to address these issues across all phases of their supply chain and manufacturing process – starting with product design,” began Nina McIntyre, Chief Marketing Officer at ETQ.

The actual management of quality from a sales perspective and the entire complaints management aspect of the product life cycle, is something that is critical in Life Sciences and all of the Industries in which ETQ does business.  ETQ’s flagship Quality Management System – Reliance, is assuring quality outcomes for some of the world’s most demanding brands in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, etc.

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21Nov/19

Samsung Biologics CIO Shares Vision for Modernizing Manufacturing Quality

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Samsung Biologics is a world-class contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) located in Songdo, South Korea.

James Choi, VP and CIO, Samsung BioLogics

James Choi, VP & CIO Samsung Biologics

Founded in 2011, Samsung Biologics has the largest total plant cell culture capacity in the world from a single location:  364,000 L.  The company employs more than 2500 employees including 100+ global expats from 12 countries.

To discuss the company’s vision for modernizing manufacturing quality, I sat down with James Choi, VP and CIO, Samsung Biologics, at the 2019 Veeva R&D Summit.

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14Mar/19

Rootstock Offers Cloud Native ERP Built for the Salesforce Platform

Briefing Note

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Axendia was recently briefed by Rootstock’s executive team.  The team has deep experience in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market dating to the 1970’s

Rootstock offers a cloud native ERP solution for companies that manufacture, distribute, service and/or repair goods built on the Salesforce (SFDC) platform. The company serves emerging growth, midsized and enterprise companies including those who are replacing legacy and entry level ERP systems.

“We built our ERP product right alongside Salesforce CRM to manage the entire customer relationship on one platform,” said Tom Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer at Rootstock.    “In the diagram below you can see the Salesforce Sales Cloud on the left managing the front end to acquire customers. Then to the right you see the Salesforce Service Cloud in place to run the customer call center and field service.  We manage everything in between.  We provide the ordering, sourcing, production, inventory, invoicing and accounting functions in between the customer acquisition and customer service functions.  We, combined with Salesforce, have an end-to-end process built around the customer life cycle. Life Science companies get more efficient processes, but also a 360° view of the customers and their entire business,” he explained.

Register to receive our latest Briefing Note and learn how Rootstock ERP provides features and capabilities that ease the burden and cost of regulatory compliance while improving efficiency and connectivity for its Life-Science customers.

 

 

15Nov/18

See Who’s Soaring to the Cloud in Support of Quality and Compliance

Companies Are Taking a Cloud-First Approach

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President and Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

Life-Science organizations have implemented on premise electronic Quality Management Systems (QMS) for decades to support regulatory requirements and replace paper-based processes. These systems were often implemented to mitigate regulatory findings and in response to the “Whack-a-Mole” relationship between Industry and Regulators.

WHACK A MOLE

As a result, many companies implemented “Paper on Glass”, simply duplicating existing paper quality processes in electronic QMS. This approach created an environment of a mixed bag of disparate eQMS installations throughout the enterprise that have high degrees of customization. Now, IT and quality teams are faced with the daunting challenge of upgrading, migrating, and validating outdated legacy on premise QMS systems.

However, based on Axendia’s primary research on the adoption of Cloud QMS in the Life-Science Industry, we quickly determined that companies large and small, are taking a different course and are soaring to the modern cloud.

Our latest Voice of the Customer Report highlights interviews with 10 industry executives and represents 3 innovative Cloud QMS vendors.  This comprehensive reports outlines:

  • Why Cloud is No Longer Taboo
  • Clouds Come in Many Shapes and Sizes – Not All Clouds are Created Equal
  • Executive Accounts of Cloud QMS
  • Why Life-Science Companies Are Moving to the Cloud
  • End-To-End Cloud QMS Capabilities
  • The Pros, Cons and Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Recommendations and Thoughts to Consider

You are welcome to download your complimentary preview here.

To request the full report, please contact: Axendia Research.