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Live from WBF 2008--Dennis Brandl takes an integrated view of production

Following Agnes Shanley's keynote, Dennis Brandl presented a paper entitled, WHAT IS ABOVE A MASTER RECIPE? AN INTEGRATED VIEW OF PRODUCTION THERE IS A MISSING ELEMENT: ISA 88 defines 4 types of recipes General, Site, Master, Control The Master Recipe is limited to a process cell Yet the “higher level”...

Live from WBF 2008-- Learning Japanese with Agnes

The Editorial Director of our sister magazine, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, presented the morning keynote...Learning Japanese...How the Drug Industry is Mastering the Vocabulary of Toyota and Bridging the Manufacturing/IT/Engineering Divide Pharma is taking a crash course in 21st century manufacturing technology. Why? The industry is wasting $50 billion on manufacturing every year.

Live from WBF 2008-- Seven Steps...Alarm Management

Eddie Habibi and Bill Hollifield have written a book that I've reviewed before...and Paul Berwanger delivered a paper based on the book: Seven Steps in Creating a Highly Effective Alarm Management System authored by Habibi and Hollifield.

Live from WBF 2008--Implementing ISA88 Across Life Science Development

Louis Ciabattoni is a CPIM from Conformia Software. AGENDA: Overview of Pharmaceutical Development Operations Differences from Commercial Manufacturing FDA Initiatives shaping Drug Development New S88 Concepts for Development Strategies for S88 Acceptance Conclusions Overview of Pharma Development Operations: Research-->Drug Substance (API)-->Drug Product--->Commercial Manufacturing Between Research and Commercial Manufacturing there is...

Live from WBF 2008-- Paul Nowicki beams up

Using slides of different generations of the Star Trek Enterprise, and with a nod to Star Wars (Long, long ago...) Rockwell Automation's Paul Nowicki began his update of ISA88.01-- Updated for Today's Best Practices. Part 1: Models and Terminology – Reaffirmed in 2005 Relevant Correct Used by the community Update...

Live from WBF2008--Design of a Batch Process Control Tool on the PLC Platform

The presentation was authored by Giovani Godena, Igor STeiner, Janez Tancek and Marko Svetina, and presented by Steiner. The presentation content: ISA-S88.01 and Modular Batch Automation ISA-S88.01 Batch Control Tools: Configuration ISA-S88.01 Batch Control Tools: Pros&Cons PLC Batch Control: Requirements Concept of Tabular Recipes on PLC PLC Batch Control: Configuration...

Live from WBF 2008-- Dave Chappell reviews Make2Pack ISA88 Part 5

Procter and Gamble retiree Dave Chappell gave an update and overview of ISA88 Part 5. ISA88 Part 5 defines a reference model for module equipment control within equipment modules and control modules based on the equipment control concepts described in Part 1 of this standard.   The reference model applies to...

Live from WBF 2008-- Bianca Sholten asks a second question...

Should Operators Speak ISA-95? Bianca Scholten Ordina Technical Automation Presenter • Bianca Scholten • Fellow • Ordina Technical Automation • IT company, > 5000 employees • Author of “The Road to Integration; A Guide to Applying the ISA-95 Standard in Manufacturing” • Co-author of “The hitchhiker’s guide to Manufacturing • Voting member of SP95 Agenda • Typical technician’s...

Live from WBF 2008--Getting an organization ready for ISA95

Jack Greene, from Alkermes Inc., was first up after lunch in Session II, chaired by Scott Sommer of Jacobs Engineering Group.

Live from WBF 2008--The Challenge of Integrating Multiple Batch Systems to Global Business Systems

Frede Vinther NNE Pharmaplan A/S presented on this challenge. His agenda: Background Needs and Obstacles Alignment and Discrepancy – The Human Factor Manufacturing Scheme Manufacturing Operations Management Standards Path Forward People and Governments spends more and more money on Healthcare; The more wealthy the more money are spend.