Biotech manufacturing is an emerging industry. It combines pharmaceutical challenges such as heavy regulation and high production costs with the very specific challenges derived from biological manufacturing processes such as complex manufacturing operations and high process variability. These challenges lead to a strong focus on plant design and process design as well as on manufacturing operations. Industrial engineers working on plant and process design look for the optimal configuration of equipment, process operations and biotech technologies. Manufacturing planners need to make sure that the manufacturing process runs smoothly and is able to meet business requirements. In both cases, factory scheduling turns out to be a key technology that helps both planners and industrial engineers meet their goals.
To learn more about this topic register for the ILOG webcast, Factory Scheduling in Pharma/Biotech: from plant design to manufacturing, on Friday, October 10th at 10amCT.