Making Maintenance a True Asset in Pharma Manufacturing Through Digitalization
A key challenge in life sciences is the detrimental effect of unplanned downtime and lost batches due to unanticipated equipment failure. Traditional maintenance programs are calendar or condition-based and can range from being overly conservative to reactive, leaving money on the table (over-maintenance - “just in case”), or jeopardizing productivity altogether. As described in the ISPE Good Practice Guide for Maintenance,1 advances in asset performance correlate strongly with maintenance best practices, which includes predictive maintenance. A digital approach to predictive and prescriptive maintenance (PPM) can mitigate the cost of lost production caused by unplanned downtime and improve supply chain resiliency.
- 1ISPE Good Practice Guide for Maintenance; February 11, 2021