Gary P. Pisano's The development factory: unlocking the potential of process PDF

By Gary P. Pisano

ISBN-10: 0875846505

ISBN-13: 9780875846507

Discusses either the speculation and perform of strategy improvement. The ebook reveals that procedure innovation, not only product innovation, might be the main to a aggressive virtue. Its findings are according to an in-depth learn of technique improvement initiatives in a speedily evolving, high-profile undefined.

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Enhanced Customer Acceptance Most consumers, unless they are production/operations management buffs, are not concerned with the details of the process used to make a product. Prospective car buyers, for example, generally want to learn about the engine, the size of the trunk, and how well the car rides; beyond the location of production, they probably do not care at all about the nature of the production control system (JIT versus MRP), whether the company uses empowered cross-functional teams, or which software was used in the factory's programmable logic controllers.

Pharmaceutical companies, however, must cope with more than just economic change. During the past fifteen years, they have seen the scientific and technical foundations of the industry begin to shift in the wake of advances in molecular biology, biochemistry, and medicinal sciences. The industry's economic structure is changing at the very same time that its scientific and technical foundations are shifting. As they seek to cope with the dual forces of economic and technical change, pharmaceutical companies are searching for and attempting to develop the organizational capabilities necessary in an environment that offers growing opportunities while demanding increasing cost discipline.

Includes bibliographical references and index.  Economic development.  Title. 49-1984 Page v To my parents, who were the most important teachers during much of my own development. Page vii Contents Preface ix Chapter 1 Introduction: Process Development as a Competitive Weapon 1 Chapter 2 A Framework for Process Development 25 Chapter 3 The Evolving Nature of Competition in Pharmaceuticals 51 Chapter 4 The Strategic Leverage of Process Development Capabilities 81 Chapter 5 The Anatomy of Process Development 117 Chapter 6 The Determinants of Performance: Development Lead Time and Cost 145 Chapter 7 Quality in the Development ProcessLeveraging Knowledge in Chemical Synthesis 179 Chapter 8 Learning across Projects in Biotechnology 203 Chapter 9 The Concepts in ActionCase Studies 233 Chapter 10 Conclusion and ImplicationsBeyond Pharmaceuticals 273 Page viii Appendix Research Methodology 297 Notes 311 References 323 Index 333 About the Author 343 Page ix Preface The Development Factory is about managing process development in the pharmaceutical industry.

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