Pharmaceutical Facility Management – New Book Released

The new 2014 second edition of this bestselling book is bigger, better and takes the reader to the next level. Hardbound 424 pages, ISBN: 9788190646796

Online PR News – 19-November-2013 – New Delhi – The new second edition of this bestselling book is bigger, better and takes the reader to the next level and future ready. While the earlier edition was all about smooth and troublefree working of a pharmaceutical facility, the new second edition strives to achieve excellence and set industry benchmarks for facilities of the future. The pharmaceutical facilities of today must reach out beyond the routine and strive for excellence in all spheres of activity, to enable the company retain its competitive edge in the marketplace. To put the facility manager firmly in control of the entire facility, a new chapter has been created specifically to focus on facility manager and the roles and responsibilities that compose the job description of this position.

Social responsibility towards the planet we inhabit has been recognized as our unfailing duty and ways to sustain the ecosystem are constantly being evolved. Since pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities impose lots of demands on the physical environment in which they exist, innovative companies are always trying to lessen their carbon footprint through various methodologies being evolved. What is today seen as innovation will perhaps become mandatory in the near future and hence a new chapter has been introduced called ‘Sustainable Facilities’ that suggests various means by which a company can reduce its carbon footprint.

The most exciting change however in the new edition is the introduction of a new chapter, ‘Operational Excellence in Pharma Manufacturing’ which focuses on manufacturing efficiency for the first time, focusing on actual shop floor strategies rather than arcane management fuzzy logic formulas. While current efficiency levels in the pharmaceutical industry are examined, avenues for excellence are explored that include continuous processing of pharmaceuticals, automated manufacturing, optimizing batch sizes and cycle times and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). A company can thus develop its own corporate manufacturing strategy based on the technology level it is willing to upgrade to, market and business demands and the resources required for such project.

All other chapters have been thoroughly overhauled, outdated information removed and current and up-to-date information included to transform the existing chapters to cutting edge contemporary standards.

The author JPS Kohli is a pharmacy graduate from University of Delhi followed by Diploma in Management of Technology Transfer, Patents and Information Systems. He has wide ranging experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked in a pharmaceutical engineering company followed by working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility as Manager-Projects and Exports. He is a member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sciences Society (PHSS) and International Federation of Pharmaceuticals (FIP). He is included in Who’s Who in the field of Science and Engineering. He has travelled extensively and visited/audited the manufacturing plants of many companies. He now heads the firm Business Horizons that specializes in books on pharmaceuticals and herbal medicines with an emphasis on technical and quality aspects.

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