Digital solutions for manufacturing
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Regulated industries have rigorous requirements that must be met during manufacturing. Compliance is critical to meeting those standards, ensuring high levels of quality control, and in risk management. Integrated Media Strategies provides customized tools to companies to effectively integrate video into their GMPs, quality control, ongoing training, and SOPs for improved compliance.
Use of our digital tools can save manufacturers millions of dollars in prevention of batch failures, speed validation and time to market, prevent warning letters from regulators, and improve audit reports going to the board and shareholders. Our approach helps reduce risk in regular operations and targeted use of our services can assist facilities with consent decrees.
Integrated Media Strategies has a tool that enables companies to reduce risk. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), no matter how well written, still rely on the imagination of the operator for correct execution and even pictures associated with text leave room for interpretation. A short digital video clip of an operation, calibration, or a repeated process showing exactly how it should be performed has the following benefits:
- The procedure can be performed with precision as operators can see, hear and be guided by on-screen highlighted methods for optimal retention and understanding
- Operators can see the procedure being performed on the exact equipment they will be using
- It allows procedures to be performed identically across shifts
- It provides a mechanism for companies seeking harmonization to allow the activity to be performed the same way at multiple locations or facilities
- Viewing records of the video clip on company server's can be associated with personnel records. Q&As and other comprehension mechanisms can be tracked against metrics digital media provide and measured against quality performance standards from the workplace.
- Video clips can be part of the compliance record for regulatory agencies
- SOP videos can boost quality control compliance and reduce batch or product failures
- Video clips can be part of facility, equipment and process validation
- Video clips are useful reminders for biennial processes
- Time on new hire or cross-training of personnel can be reduced
- Annual compliance training can be made more effective
- Clips are available 24/7 and can be reviewed at any time should a question or uncertainty arise
A comprehensive powerpoint of video solutions for manufacturing is available for download.
Integrated Media Strategies works with a range of clients that include international professional organizations, equipment manufacturers, and manufacturing companies to develop video SOP integration, including planning, production, delivery and metrics for maximum value. It can produce either a single video or develop a plan and a schedule to systematically produce training clips for every SOP that can be appropriately served by the medium. In some instances, we begin in areas in which there is a critical need to address a specific issue.We also work with organizations on developing appropriate distribution solutions and performance metrics.
Video clips can provide equipment manufacturers with a marketing tool as well as a powerful support and training mechanism to ensure equipment is being used as designed.
Integrated Media Strategies understands that processes are sensitive and will sign non-disclosure agreements. It treats all materials with the highest confidentiality and takes measures to ensure digital materials remain safe and all edited and raw footage are siloed and can be returned to the commissioning organization.
Video clips can be provided to the company in a range of formats for online streaming and embedding on corporate web servers behind password-protected firewalls, or on CD, flash drives, within e-learning environments, or on DVD.
Integrated Media Strategies has produced video in clean room environments and participated and led the development of training and curricula for biomanufacturing for eight years, and has been engaged in other sectors, such as the aviation industry for even longer.
In 2003, the principal helped start up North Carolina’s premiere life sciences workforce training initiative, NC BioNetwork. NC BioNetwork developed sophisticated and specialized workforce training programs for the biopharmaceutical and biomanufacturing industry, including commercial-scale clean room training, aseptic fill-finish training at a dedicated industry center in Clayton, and a range of bioprocessing short courses across the state. Additionally, he produced international award-winning videos for workforce recruiting that were successfully shot for the biomanufacturing sector in locations such as at Targacept's laboratories, in the bioprocessing manufacturing area at Biogen Idec, in a clean room at Wyeth, in the transgenic duckweed grow rooms at Biolex, and other highly-regulated locations.