Antibiotic Production Facility Benefits from Modernisation (Case Study)
Case Study – One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, needed to modernise its antibiotic production in the South East, USA. Since the antibiotic is no longer under patent, they needed to bring the new facility on line while rigorously controlling costs in order to successfully compete with generic drug manufacturers.
They were also looking for a software development partner that could provide exceptional levels of flexibility and expertise. The company uses an iterative (agile) software development process and needed to create a development team comfortable and experienced with these methods. They also needed to use their own quality management system for the entire project. These presented significant challenges, especially around cost control, as any outside software providers would have to work to their methods and standards rather than their own.
The company chose Zenith because of the company’s expertise and its extensive experience of working with pharmaceutical companies worldwide. The knowledge of the Zenith teams meant they would be able to work according to the companies’ own software object library standards. Additional factors included Zenith’s ability to put a team in place in Philadelphia for the design phase and on site in Virginia for implementation.