Category Archives: Business

18Mar/20

COVID-19 Black Swan Colliding with Your Supply Chain?

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President, Axendia, Inc.

Globalization and outsourcing have increased the volume of geographically dispersed partners, facilities, and suppliers in the Life-Science global supply chain. This has resulted in increased supply chain risk and decreased predictability due to variability and complexity and increasing the impact of ‘Black Swan’ events on the healthcare ecosystem.

In 2010 we started preaching about some of the risks associated with globalization, outsourcing and single sourcing in Life-Sciences (See Research Report Achieving Global Supply Chain Visibility, Control & Collaboration in Life‐Sciences: “Regulatory Necessity, Business Imperative”).

While many analysts focused on the rewards of these practices, Axendia took a holistic risk-based approach.

Globalization and Outsourcing allowed the COVID-19 Back Swan to Take the Crown:

In his book “The Black Swan: The impact of the highly improbable,” Nassim Taleb defines a ‘Black Swan’ as an event characterized by rarity, extreme impact, and retrospective (though not prospective) predictability.

Corona (Latin for Crown) is likely the largest Black Swan event to affect the Life-Science supply chain in a generation.

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04Feb/20

Data Governance: the Foundation for Data Integrity and Digital Transformation

An Axendia Straight from the Source Webinar

Life-Science companies are obsessed with collecting data, retaining and hoarding it to meet statutory and regulatory requirements.

Unfortunately, most companies do not manage these data and as a result are unable to harness it to improve quality, compliance or process efficiency.

A formal data governance program supports the definition, production, and usage of data across its lifecycle to manage risk and improve the quality of data assets.

Join Joseph Ricci from Absolute Integration Inc., and Axendia’s Daniel R. Matlis for a live webinar on 04-March-2020 at 11:00 AM ET to learn how Data Governance is the foundation for data integrity and digital transformation.

We will discuss:

• The business, regulatory and technology benefits of formalizing Data Governance
• Building and formalizing a meaningful and non-invasive program
• Data Governance as a process, not a project
• How to use Data Governance as the foundation for data integrity and digital transformation.

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Can’t make this time? Register and you will be able to watch the On-Demand recording after the event.

10Jan/20

Webinar: Real-Time Operations Intelligence for Life-Sciences

Reduce Validation Efforts Up to 70% 

In this webinar presented jointly by Axendia, Bigfinite, and Honeywell, we will discuss how companies are increasing quality and efficiency by consolidating disparate manufacturing data with new batch visualization, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and IoT. Learn how new capabilities can offer:

  • Improved process efficiency and yield
  • Predictive quality insights
  • Integrated, real-time visualization
  • Effective troubleshooting
  • Workflow efficiency
  • Reduced validation effort

On February 5, 2020 at 10AM Eastern, we will also discuss how to stay GxP-compliant while reducing documentation and validation efforts by up to 70%, bringing product to market faster.

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Dan Matlis, President of Axendia, will moderate as industry thought leaders Pep Gubau and Matthias Maaz, illustrate strategies to achieve intuitive process and operational intelligence, improving manufacturing operations in a GxP compliant manner with end-to-end data integrity.

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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

06Dec/19

2020 Life Science Radar – Webinar Registration is Open!

An Axendia Straight from the Source Webinar

Disruption is on the radar! Life-Science executives must plot a course for success. That was the theme of our “Straight from the Source” 2019 Life-Science Radar webinar featuring Axendia’s Analysts.

Since 2005, Industry stakeholders and regulators have relied on Axendia for trusted advice on Business, Regulatory and Technology issues and trends. Due to our track-record of accurately predicting Life-Science trends, our clients often ask us to forecast what’s on the horizon.  To answer this question, we developed a 2019 Life-Science radar to communicate our focus areas in the markets we service, as well as share when we predict these trends will become mainstream.

Join us on January 29th at 11am Eastern. Axendia’s Analysts will discuss the updated 2020 Life-Science radar.

Many disruptors are closely connected and Life-Science organizations must take a holistic view when it comes to business, regulatory and technology trends in order to plot a course to success.

Can’t make this time? Register and you will be able to watch the On-Demand recording after the event.

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