Project Management of a Site-wide Walk-In Refrigerator Remediation Initiative

Walk-In Refrigerator Remediation Initiative

In order to upgrade their WIRs to GMP standards, our Global Pharmaceutical client retained the services of the Brevitas consultants to provide project management leadership to address gaps, resource constraints, engineering design, and compliance issues.

Industry

Pharmaceuticals

Area of Expertise

Engineering and Capital Projects

Duration

4 months

Services Provided

  • Project Management
  • Feasibility Study
  • Engineering Design Review

Impact

Effective project planning and management of Walk-In Refrigerator (WIR) upgrades minimized disruption to existing operations and prevented adverse product quality impact.

Business Challenge

As a leading Global Pharmaceutical Company, our client had an urgent need to upgrade their aging Walk-In Refrigerators (WIRs) to prevent shutdown and meet their commitment to regulatory agencies. This project required significant planning with other functions in the organization to minimize impact to manufacturing and product stored in the WIRs.

Our Approach

We worked closely with key stakeholders and site change management team to identify their needs, product storage requirements and impact to manufacturing areas. Concurrently we collaborated with design consultants, general contractors, equipment manufacturers and internal operations units to ensure minimal disruption to process owners during the project.

Throughout the whole process, we regularly communicated with senior leadership to ensure they had a clear view of the project deliverables and milestones.

Results Achieved

From beginning to end, the Brevitas team contributed to the success of the project by:

  • Completed the feasibility study which demonstrated the impact of the product and development of the budget & project implementation plan
  • Organized multiple meetings and communication to maintain visibility to all impacted parties throughout the project lifecycle
  • Organized and planned critical project activities (design, installation, commissioning & qualification) with the cross-functional team to minimize production disruption

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