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Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources. Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


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Improve OT Governance to Drive Business Results

  • Identify: Discover the methods, people, tools, and approaches that can be used to ensure you have a streamlined OT governance model in place.
  • Prioritize: Further determine a tiered approach to assembling teams and tools.
  • Align: After establishing your teams and understanding your gaps you will have a systematic approach for pulling in the right people with the right tools at the right time. Operations and IT will be tightly aligned.
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Pharmaceuticals Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Global manufacturing of pharmaceuticals involves a complex system of overlapping supply chains. Significant challenges for the industry include the rising costs of skilled labor, a shortage of experienced technologists, and an increase in competition from emerging economies that are creating generic drugs.
  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Pharmaceuticals industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Pharmaceuticals IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Pharmaceuticals Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Pharmaceuticals Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Ensure Your Products Have a Compliant Manufacturing Supply Chain

  • Identify: Understand the compliance, certifications, standards, and regulatory activities that are important for your business sector and products.
  • Prioritize: Further determine which tools can be used for tracking and tracing information for conducting internal audits and generating reports for governing bodies.
  • Align: After establishing what technologies are needed for compliance, form the team in accordance with initial setup and ongoing management of compliance across all suppliers as well as considerations for management of in-transit control processes such as customs and CTPAT.
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Pharmaceuticals Data Analytics Report

  • Costs associated with building internal capabilities across AI and bio-pharma are prohibitive. An effective strategy involves developing partnerships with leading big data firms that specialize in data analytics as a core competency.
  • Learn about how the data analytics trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Pharmaceuticals Smart Factories Report

  • Smart factories, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), are currently an experimental process for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
  • Learn about how the smart factories trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Pharmaceuticals Artificial Intelligence Report

  • The benefits of investing in artificial intelligence (AI) have been known for some time. Quite simply, AI uses algorithms to identify relationships and patterns in data in order to define new methods and solutions.
  • Learn about how artificial intelligence affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


Peer Benchmarking
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Benchmarking Report: A Cross-Industry Comparison of IT Stakeholder Satisfaction

  • Every industry has unique characteristics that can hamper progress or facilitate success in satisfying IT stakeholders. Reimagine your strategy by shifting the definition of who your peers really are.
  • Discover which industries achieve high stakeholder satisfaction across 13 core IT services.
  • Learn the characteristics that different industries have that can help or hinder IT success.
  • Understand what your industry has in common with others that you can leverage to improve stakeholder satisfaction and overcome your own institutional barriers.
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Pharmaceuticals IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT
  • With the emergence of Industry 4.0 technologies and increased security exposures, IT needs to take the lead in bridging communication and service expectation gaps with business, R&D, and operational technology leadership on the manufacturing floor.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing IT organizations.
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Pharmaceuticals IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business. IT staffing is stretched thin.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Assessment diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend benchmarking, you will gain critical information to position your team to be seen as strategic.
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Pharmaceuticals IT Management & Governance Benchmarking Report

  • Understanding your IT team’s perception of what’s important and how well they’re doing is central to identifying strengths, weaknesses, and potential misalignments with business priorities and expectations.
  • Learn about how IT departments in your industry assess the importance and effectiveness of 45 IT processes to gauge your own alignment and identify select processes for targeted improvement.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Empower Your Manufacturing Organization With the Potential of Intelligent Automation

Intelligent automation adds significant value to organizations. Intelligent automation has a variety of real-world applications and can simplify processes, reduce resource use, and improve operational efficiencies.

  • Extend and speed up innovation, automate R&D, and integrate products and services.
  • Streamline supply chain operations and enable access to accurate information.
  • Improve customer experience by automating sales, services, and marketing.
  • Streamline core corporate processes across finance, sales, HR, and IT.
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Digital Twins in Manufacturing

Embracing digital twin technology in the manufacturing industry offers a myriad of advantages, including:

  • Enhanced Product Development: Digital twins enable rapid prototyping and virtual testing, reducing the time and costs associated with physical prototypes.
  • Optimized Production Processes: Manufacturers can simulate different production scenarios to identify bottlenecks, optimize workflows, and improve overall efficiency.
  • Predictive Maintenance: Digital twins facilitate predictive maintenance by analyzing real-time data, allowing businesses to address maintenance needs before equipment failure occurs.
  • Reduced Downtime: With real-time monitoring and predictive capabilities, digital twins help minimize unplanned downtime, leading to increased productivity.
  • Improved Quality and Safety: Manufacturers can ensure product quality and safety by identifying and rectifying issues in the virtual environment before they manifest in the physical world.
  • Informed Decision Making: Data-driven insights from digital twins empower manufacturers to make well-informed decisions, driving continuous improvement.
  • Remote Monitoring and Control: Digital twins enable remote monitoring and control of assets and processes, enabling efficient management across distributed locations.
Core Industry Technologies
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Using Supply Chain Control Tower for Competitive Differentiation

A supply chain control tower allows organizations to:

  • Predict problems across the supply chain.
  • Enable real-time information and decision-making capabilities.
  • See where goods are and any bottlenecks that may be occurring.
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Operational Efficiency Through Predictive Maintenance

  • Predict: problems based on tolerance.
  • Enable: proactive actions (predictive instead of reactive maintenance).
  • See: prevention of downtime, increased productivity, and higher customer satisfaction.
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Sustainable Autonomous Packaging Solutions

Failure to define and meet sustainability goals will mean:

  • Significant reputational damage in addition to fines and legal action
  • Inability to remain competitive in an evolving marketplace
  • Being a less attractive option for customers actively looking for more sustainable solutions
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The Connected Factory

  • Identify: The kinds of compliance, certifications, standards, and regulatory activities that are important for your business sector and products.
  • Prioritize: Further determine which tools can be used for tracking and tracing information, for conducting internal audits, and for generating reports for governing bodies.
  • Align: After establishing what technologies are needed for compliance you will form the team in accordance with initial setup and ongoing management of compliance across all suppliers as well as considerations for management of in-transit control processes such as customs and CTPAT.
Core Industry Technologies
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Pharmaceuticals Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery Report

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) for drug discovery facilitates drug development by expediting the analysis of large amounts of stored data.
  • Learn about what AI for drug discovery is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Pharmaceuticals Quality Management Report

  • Pharmaceutical companies generate a tremendous amount of process data. Quality management systems (QMSs) aim to improve the drug development process but also serve as repositories of valuable information and aid in the efficient production of drugs.
  • Learn about what a quality management system is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Pharmaceuticals ERP Report

  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable a seamless integration of disparate legacy systems and generate a holistic view of the enterprise to support decision making details.
  • Learn about what an ERP system is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Pharmaceuticals Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Manufacturing: Advice From the COVID-19 Roundtable

Date published

March 30, 2020

Authors:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

  • Gleb Lisikh

On March 24, 2020, Info-Tech’s industry practice hosted a Manufacturing Industry Roundtable with the specific focus of identifying the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the industry. This is a summary of the roundtable discussions around three key issues.

Discussion Summary: Info-Tech LIVE Las Vegas Manufacturing Industry Roundtable

Date published

December 19, 2019

Authors:
  • Jennifer Perrier

  • Roberto Eberhardt

Info-Tech’s Industry Roundtable for Manufacturing generated real-life insight about the key issues facing your peers in this particular space and what IT leaders are trying to do to address them related to Industry 4.0. Relate their insights to your own situation, extract the lessons and advice that make sense to you, and take steps to optimize IT in Manufacturing.

Info-Tech’s Virtual Industry Roundtable for Manufacturing: What Your Peers Had to Say

Date published

November 21, 2019

Authors:
  • Jennifer Perrier

  • Roberto Eberhardt

Info-Tech’s Virtual Industry Roundtables for Manufacturing generated real-life insight about the key issues facing your peers in the space and what IT leaders are trying to do to address them. Relate their insights to your own situation, extract the lessons and advice that make sense to you, and take steps to optimize IT in Manufacturing.

IoT-Enabled Preventive Maintenance: Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Date published

September 20, 2019

Author:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

The promise of the internet of things (IoT) connecting thousands of devices and producing a great deal of information that potentially would change the way the manufacturing industry works is not new. However, those promises have not materialized, at least not at the speed that was originally anticipated. In this note we’ll explore the reasons why the explosion has not occurred and what areas of your organization need consideration if you are planning to deploy it.

Establishing a Balanced Scorecard for IT Performance in the Manufacturing Industry Is an Important Complement to IT Strategy

Date published

August 2, 2019

Author:
  • Sidney Hodgson

The IT balanced scorecard must go beyond the usual IT metrics. To be most effective, the IT balanced scorecard must demonstrate the value IT provides and reflect corporate strategies and goals.

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