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Pharmaceutical and Life sciences
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IT/OT convergence while producing life-saving products: Path to Pharma 4.0

Operational excellence
Achieve end-to-end transparency on processes and identify performance improvement measures
Cost reduction
Reduce license cost for outdated data historians with open-source
Quality control and compliance
Automate regulatory reporting and quality control, and enable Electronic Batch Recording while meeting GAMP 5 guidelines

Success story

Global Swiss pharmaceutical reduces costs with an open-source historian

Company Snapshot

A global leader in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics the company employees more than 100,000 employees; operating in over 100 countries and runs 29 manufacturing sites worldwide.

Challenges

  • High costs of validating point-to-point integrations
  • Slow time to value
  • High license costs for MES & Historian

Outcome

>100k

Saved in license cost per site

97%

Reached in data compression rates

0%

Vendor lock-in in case of license changes

Swedish OEM supplier reduces costs with resource and energy monitoring

Company Snapshot

Europe’s leading provider of innovative heating and charging solutions for the automotive industry. With over 100 employees, the company operates from its headquarters in Sweden.

Challenges

  • Small project team with limited resources
  • No live feedback from the shop floor
  • Heterogeneous machine park

Outcome

5%

Saved energy costs

90%

Reduced downtime due to lack of resources

20%

Reduced unplanned maintenance

Sonnländer increased asset productivity with OEE monitoring

Company Snapshot

Sonnländer, a subsidiary of EDEKA, is a leading producer of fruit juices and fruit-based products in Europe. With over 400 employees and 4 production facilities, it processes over 400,000 tons of fruit annually.

Challenges

  • Heterogeneous machine park
  • No live feedback from the shop floor
  • Internal resources need to focus on use cases, not infrastructure

Outcome

10-15%

Increased OEE

10-20%

Increased asset availability

>40%

Shorter root-cause problem solving

European energy producer increases implementation speed with Unified Namespace architecture

Company Snapshot

A major European energy company with a focus on renewable energy and innovative energy solutions. Employing over 75,000 people, it operates in multiple countries.

Challenges

  • Unstable internet connections
  • Limited throughput rate of OT systems
  • High reliability demands

Outcome

80%

Reduced integration time per use-case

60%

Reduced Mean Time To Detect (MTTD)

90%

Reduced integration maintenance

European energy producer increases implementation speed with Unified Namespace architecture

Company Snapshot

A major European energy company with a focus on renewable energy and innovative energy solutions. Employing over 75,000 people, it operates in multiple countries.

Challenges

  • Heterogeneous machine park
  • No live feedback from the shop floor
  • Internal resources need to focus on use cases, not infrastructure

Outcome

80%

Reduced integration time per use-case

60%

Reduced Mean Time To Detect (MTTD)

90%

Reduced integration maintenance

Use cases in Pharma

Electronic Batch
Recording (EBR)

Track your batch production across multiple parameters from a single source.

  • Real-time monitoring and alerts

  • Connectivity to all assets and relevant systems

  • Improved performance by generating insights with full process transparency

  • Safe data storage fulfilling regulatory requirements

Unified Namespace
(UNS)

Create a single source of truth for all your enterprise and shopfloor data, in an event-driven architecture with a consistent and standardised data model.

  • Reduced maintenance costs for point-to-point connections

  • Reduced vendor lock-in through an open message broker architecture

  • Reduced application integration cost
by easy accessible data

OEE and Condition
Monitoring

Optimize production, reduce costs, and improve quality through transparency and insights generated with configurable dashboards and detailed analytics

  • Increased OEE by easily identifying optimization potential

  • Increased machine availability with real-time data monitoring and alerts

  • Increased speed of root-cause problem solving due to increased transparency

Energy & Resource Optimization

Reduce overall energy consumption and related costs with energy monitoring of each asset.

  • Reduced operating costs and energy consumption by analyzing influence of individual products and machine parameter settings

  • Meet regulatory requirements (ENEFG / Energy Efficiency Directive) to achieve energy consumption transparency by 2026

  • Reduced reaction time in case of faulty equipment due to alerts

Other industries

Automotive

Enhance production efficiency and ensure quality control.

Food and Beverage

Improve food safety and streamline production

Chemical

Optimize process operations and improve safety protocols

Interested in the possibilities?See UMH in action!

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Interested in the possibilities?
See UMH in action!

Interested in the possibilities?
See UMH in action!