ARTICLES BY JAMES MORRIS
Human Performance In Biopharma Operations — Your Problem Isn’t Error
This is Part 1 of a two-part roundtable Q&A focused on human performance in pharmaceutical operations. In this part, we discuss key drivers for human performance improvement, compare lean manufacturing and human performance programs, and provide perspectives on human performance in the context of the rapid scale-up and production of COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines.
5 Operational Priorities For Pharma Companies In The Wake Of COVID-19
Consider Gilead’s ramp-up of remdesivir under FDA Emergency Use Authorization, or the efforts of companies racing to bring vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19 through clinical development, safety and efficacy trials at speeds not seen before. The analogy of changing a tire while driving the vehicle is well known — now picture doing so at 7,000 rpm!
Applying The Johari Window To Manage Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Risk
The recalls of generic versions of the drug valsartan and related products losartan and irbesartan due to nitrosamine impurities have put the spotlight on sourcing strategies and the globalization of the pharma supply chain. The Johari Window model can help minimize the risk inherent in a complex supply chain.
6 Recommendations For Managing Complexity In Pharmaceutical Operations
There's a tendency in biopharma operations to make things more complex than they need to be. More content in an SOP, additional signatures, new forms, and control loops don't necessarily equate to better.
Beyond Human Error: Are Blunt- Or Sharp-End Decisions More Important In The Life Sciences?
Decisions made upstream in the supply chain can have enormous repercussions downstream at the bedside or in the home, where medications are administered. How do we guarantee that the big and seemingly small decisions being made with each batch manufactured will be the “right” ones when there is so much inherent variability around us?
The Top 3 Forms Of Operational Overcomplexity In Pharma Manufacturing — And How To Simplify Them
We like simplicity. Yet in pharmaceutical operations we have become very good at making things more complex than they need to be. This article illustrates a few areas where companies tend to make matters worse and highlights areas where both industry and regulatory agency leaders should push back and focus on simplification.
Auditor Evaluations: A GMP Auditing Best Practice
Given the importance of auditor performance, do managers responsible for audit programs solicit and provide feedback on auditors? Very rarely.