Category Archives: Cloud

14May/20

Product Success Platform

Propel Briefing Note

By: Daniel R. Matlis

Axendia was recently briefed by the Executive Management team at Propel following the launch of their Healthcare Manufacturer Community.   Propel is offering its technology and supplier community to accelerate the production of ventilators based on Medtronic’s PB560 open source design. Visit Propel’s Healthcare Manufacturer Community for additional details.

Founded in 2015, and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Propel provides a cloud-based product success platform that connects the people, systems and processes needed to deliver products from concept to customer.

Entirely built on Salesforce’s modern cloud, multi-tenant cloud SaaS architecture, Propel allows organizations to take advantage of a modern cloud native product success management solution.

“Propel was founded with the knowledge that a single platform for all product needs allows for greater collaboration, faster decision making and easy deployment. Building on Salesforce allows us to easily integrate the customer and product records on a single platform,” said Ray Hein, CEO & Co-founder.

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24Feb/20

eBook: Adopting a Cloud Culture in Support of Quality and Business Outcomes

Executive Accounts of Cloud QMS Success

In the Life-Sciences industry, organizations have implemented on-premises quality management systems (QMS) to support regulatory requirements and replaced paper-based processes for decades. However, these systems were often implemented to mitigate regulatory findings rather than create visibility, traceability and accountability throughout the product lifecycle.

Based on Axendia’s primary research and interviews with executives on the adoption of Cloud QMS in the Life-Sciences, we determined that many companies – large and small – are taking a different course. They are adopting a cloud culture while modernizing processes in support of better quality and business outcomes.

In this voice of the customer eBook, presented by Veeva Systems we review:

  • Getting Comfortable with Cloud
  • Not All Clouds are Created Equal
  • Why Cloud? Why Now?
  • End-to-End QMS Capabilities
  • Pros, Cons and Pitfalls to Avoid

Culture change is imperative to the success of any organization transitioning to the 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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