Marc Puich

Marc Puich is Partner at Tefen Ltd., 1065 East Hillsdale Boulevard, Suite 112, Foster City, CA 94404, 650.357.1120, ext. 117 Office 415.290-4580 Mobile


Operations Excellence: The Art of Improvement

The concept is not new. Companies comparing performance and practices and then mutually identifying the best solutions to common operational challenges has been a part of business for years. What is different is that this is happening in the biopharmaceutical industry, which, until recently, has been primarily focused on filling the pipeline and on improving the manufacturing processes themselves. This focus was not misguided- the biggest challenge facing biopharmaceutical companies until the last five years was convincing everyone that they were legitimate players that can develop and supply therapeutics consistently, and not isolated success stories.

Simulations Improve Production Capacity

As biotechnology organizations have successfully launched new products, the challenges of producing adequate quantities have grown. Many companies are now dealing with multiproduct manufacturing facilities and pushing the limits of their capabilities. One result of this complexity is a loss of production capacity due to inefficiencies.