P+F trend report: custom manufacturer in a balancing act between full capacity and flexibility - Custom manufacturers are only able to take on as many orders as can be produced within their capacity levels. But supposing an unexpected order comes along? Which strategies are in place to optimise capacity? The editorial staff of P+F have investigated this subject within the industry.
Be Prepared !
Business Environment in Contract Manufacturing - Even if business is going well: It is a cardinal mistake to rely on it staying that way in all eternity. The world is in a constant state of flux – even the world of a contract manufacturer. Constant awareness of developments and trends is essential. P+F asked contract manufacturers in the...
Outsourcing Is In
P+F-Trend Report on Contract Manufacturing: - Criteria for the choice of service provider In many instances, manufacturing no longer belongs to the core competence of a pharmaceutical company. Others can do it, better, more effectively, and, above all, more flexibly. Contract manufacturers – in all sectors – focus on providing a service...
Is it worth the effort?
Procurement and qualification of second-hand equipment - Particularly medium-sized pharmaceutical enterprises with traditional final drug products are suffering from the shrinking margins of the past years. An increase in cost efficiency can be reached by purchasing second-hand production machinery and equipment However, it is important not to lose...
Faster to Market
Production, fabrication – or manufacturing? - The manufacture of drugs and medical products is more than just a technical process, but instead a regulatory one: recognition of this fact can reduce costs.
P+F Trend Report: The market share of wallets in pharmaceutical packaging is set to increase - Wallets have been on the market for several years; their share in the pharmaceutical packaging sector continues to rise. They are unbeatable with respect to compliance, convenience, and marketing. The Editor of Pharma+Food had a look round at the Achema trade show and reports here on the latest...
Apportionment of liability in contract manufacturing - Contract manufacturing must be worthwhile: for both parties, drug company and contract manufacturer. The cost/benefit ratio should be favourable for both contractual partners. The cost side includes a possible liability risk. Ideally, the risk should not increase on engaging a contract...
Trouble for Tricksters
P+F-Trend Report on Counterfeit-proof Packaging - Brand protection or liability risks, loss of business or health protection – the reasons for addressing the topic of anti-counterfeit security differ in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. However, interest in appropriate solutions has meanwhile awakened in both camps. Changes in...