Contract Manufacturing / Third Party Manufacturing
Success in contract manufacturing is lead by factors such as product quality, cost competitiveness, delivery schedule and CM/Customer relationship.
In today's competitive environment, the contract manufacturing business is quite challenging, the development of new components and technologies demands high capital investment and specialized resources. The increasing complexity of pharmaceutical products has phased out manual operating methods and forced manufacturers to utilize hi-tech automatic manufacturing techniques. This works out to be more cost-effective for them since their internal resources can be focuses on more important aspects of business such as product development and marketing. This trend has led to a boom in a phenomenon called contract manufacturing (CM). The CM business in the field of pharmaceutical is growing rapidly worldwide, and expected to accelerate at a very robust rate over the next five years globally. It has been observed that production equipment being used by different manufacturers is quite similar. In manufacturing, much of the cost competitiveness comes from the manufacturing process yield. This yield can be increased through an accurate control and handling of the manufacturing equipment, careful selection of materials and their proper handling on the product line. In other words, the manufacturing process yield depends on the knowledge of the production process expertise, and how well they are able to motivate and educate production operators.