samedan logo
 
 
spacer
home > pmps > winter 2002 > are you available?
PUBLICATIONS
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer

Are You Available?

Competition in the pharmaceutical industry has intensified over the past 12 months. Now more than ever companies must minimise IT downtime to stay ahead of the competition. This article explores the components of a global business availability programme.

For many years the pharmaceutical industry has had to ensure that buildings, facilities, data and employees are protected from everyday threats and more calculated sabotage risks. And as an industry, it is one of the leading examples of best practice for business continuity. But as global trading barriers have fallen and the 24-hour consumer and business society raises service expectations and demands, so the industry must reinvent its business continuity processes and adopt a web of contingency plans to protect disparate operations across the world.

Over the past 18 months, business continuity (BC) - the ability to keep business systems and processes operating at all times - has grabbed headlines. At home and abroad a number of incidents have increased awareness of BC, provoked government warnings, guidelines and new legislation across the globe. As a result, many organisations should have set the wheels in motion to review business continuity programmes.


Read full article from PDF >>

Rate this article You must be a member of the site to make a vote.  
Average rating:
0
     

There are no comments in regards to this article.

spacer
By Russell Flower, Strategy Director at Synstar
Russell Flower joined Synstar in 1993. He holds the newly created role of Strategy Director to assist Synstar in determining a short- to medium-term strategy to achieve corporate growth and enter new markets and service areas.

The role also covers developing the necessary marketing collateral, presentation material and cost models to fully enable successful business development of these strategies. This will ensure that each strategy is turned from thought into a delivered Synstar service across the pan-European network. Russell is based at Bracknell, in the UK.

spacer
Russell Flower
spacer
spacer
Print this page
Send to a friend
Privacy statement
News and Press Releases

PPMA Show 2021 celebrates great success as it leads the way to build back business

The UKs largest processing and packaging machinery event returned to the NEC, Birmingham (28-30 September) following the cancellation of the 2020 Show. Hailed as a great success by exhibitors and visitors, over 250 exhibitors and 1,250 brands showcased the latest innovations in smart manufacturing, processing equipment and packaging solutions.
More info >>

White Papers

Time lapse photography to demonstrate the potential antimicrobial abilities of Dycem contamination control flooring

Dycem

A defined volume of bioluminescent reporter bacteria was deposited onto 20 mm x 20 mm coupons of Dycem flooring, vinyl tile and ITW Alma tacky mat. Through monitoring of bacterial bioluminescence, metabolic inhibition was observed on all three surfaces however the effect occurred more rapidly on Dycem flooring than on vinyl or ITW Alma. Recovery counts after three hours of exposure to the floor surfaces showed between a 65% and 100% decrease in the number of viable organisms recovered from Dycem flooring compared to controls. On vinyl and ITW Alma flooring, there were slight increases in the number of viable survivors recovered compared to controls. Dycem flooring inhibited the metabolic activity and reduced the number of viable survivors recovered of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium DT104 pGLITE. It remains unclear as to whether this effect is attributable to the impregnated biocide or rapid drying of the inoculum on this surface.
More info >>

 

 

 

©2000-2011 Samedan Ltd.
Add to favourites

Print this page

Send to a friend
Privacy statement