Development of Effectiveness Program through the Use of Productivity Metrics
Rosario, Brenda L.
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The Overall Plant Effectiveness Program has the purpose to improve the production capacity and optimize operations performance in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing plant. It requires a complete analysis of the manufacturing operations including the evaluation of process steps cycle times and identification of factors that impact the operations. A capacity study of the whole operation is necessary to define the capacity available and establish a baseline of the current operations. The implementation of this program serves as a tool to monitor the performance of the manufacturing operations and helps in the long range planning by improving the performance and reducing cycle times. The main goals of the program implementation are the reduction of the current production costs and open capacity for the introduction of new products. Key Terms - Capacity, Effectiveness, Improvement, Performance.