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Project Management Efficient Project Management for Pharmaceuticals

| Author / Editor: Armin Ziegler / Dr. Jörg Kempf

India and China are the two fastest developing economies in Asia with the pharmaceutical industry being no exception.. As the countries are increasingly catering to the global demands, the present scenario often compels to drastically cut down the new plant designing, erection and commissioning time. Only a company with years-long versatile project management experience and capability can help the user company under such circumstances...

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As per Bosch Packaging Technology, their AFG 3000 filler provides fast and gentle conveyance and accurate, dust-free dosing.
As per Bosch Packaging Technology, their AFG 3000 filler provides fast and gentle conveyance and accurate, dust-free dosing.
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When opening their new production facility, North China Pharmaceutical Company (NCPC) needed ten entire powder filling lines for their antibiotic products by a strict deadline in only eight-month-time.

With the opening date set, and the attendance of key government representatives confirmed, NCPC turned to its long-term partner Bosch to devise and deliver an innovative solution within an unusually tight schedule. Joining forces in a transnational project, Bosch Packaging Technology accepted the challenge.

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Projects in China's ”Pharmaceutical Capital” Shijiazhuang

NCPC is located in Shijiazhuang, in the Chinese province of Hebei, also known as the pharmaceutical capital of China. For more than 50 years, the company has been specialising in the production of antibiotics and is now one of the leading producers worldwide. NCPC distributes its products in domestic and overseas markets.

Some companies feel that they can project manage new processing facilities themselves, bringing in sub-contracted help only when it’s needed. They can, of course, but Thorsten Vammen, Director at GEA Liquid Processing in Skanderborg, Denmark,suggests another way. For, in the end, are the total cost of ownership that matter.

Deadlines and Regulations – Challenges for Project Management

Due to the growing demand for antibiotic products worldwide, NCPC had to enlarge its Shijiazhuang location. This state-funded expansion was bound to strict deadlines and, of course, safety standards. Installing such a large number of lines and at the same time complying with the meticulous safety standards demanded in the pharmaceutical industry — required working alongside a supplier offering the highest technological standards with long-term experience in the pharmaceutical market. NCPC entrusted Bosch with the project...

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