3 ways to ensure your pharma filler is operating efficiently: Page 3 of 3

Krys Beal in Fillers on August 01, 2016

3. Implement a Performance Improvement Plan

Another highly effective way to increase efficiency is to come up with a performance improvement plan that measures your facility's output and gives you ideas about how to further improve it. Through performance improvement, you can develop procedures that help guarantee maximum profitability.

Using a performance improvement plan, you can pinpoint areas of inefficiency among the workforce and determine whether more training is necessary or whether a new piece of machinery is ideal for implementation in your liquid filling and other packaging systems.

By ensuring your equipment and employees are performing the way they should, with procedures in place that are helping maintain adequate efficiency in your facility, you'll be able to benefit from a production line that gives you the best achievable results.

Keep Your Facility Efficient with Productive Equipment and Staff

With the help of preventative maintenance checks, operator training, and overall performance improvement, pharmaceutical companies can prevent their liquid-filling lines from becoming dangerously inefficient. You'll be able to identify potential issues before they become immensely problematic, determining the steps you need to take to improve employee efficiency or improve your equipment.

To keep machines from breaking down, preventative maintenance is invaluable. Operator training will make sure that your employees continue to help give you the results you want, with all of the knowledge and expertise necessary to properly handle all equipment. With a performance improvement plan integrated into your operations, you can further determine which areas of your production line could benefit from additional attention. Combining all three of these crucial elements will enable you to stay on top of your facility's operations, with minimal issues regarding inefficiency of production.


Krys Beal oversees the inside sales and marketing department at E-PAK Machinery Inc., a manufacturer of in-line liquid packaging machinery.


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Intellitech, manufacturer of precision liquid filling equipment, offers customers post-sale maintenance agreements, on-site service, phone support, MRO/consumable spares (preferred pricing) lists, periodic training, preventive maintenance programs and reminders to support customers production environments.