Some decisions are incredibly easy to make, like which restaurant to go to, or which movie to watch. Others, which attract greater – for want of a better word – risk, can take a little longer, such as which car to buy.
If you scale this up to a new house purchase the risks become commensurately larger.
Now imagine this decision is based on you making the best possible use of your company’s money for a new asset purchase or a revised operational approach. Here the challenge requires an incredible amount of investigation and due diligence.
In all of the personal instances, there is one common factor – peace of mind. A restaurant or movie may have five stars, a car might be Car of the Year and the new house is in a popular up-and-coming area.
The question is, how do you attach this type of perception and, of course, peace of mind, to an industrial environment?
A couple of years ago, my company Alfasigma made a decision to evolve its operations, to give us the capabilities to address upcoming legislation and more stringent pharmaceutical industry demands. The questions were, where do we start and who do we get to help us? This is where peace of mind and capabilities come into play.
We knew we needed a package that covered every facet of our operations – from HVAC, through batch control and onto serialisation across our supply chain – and delivered the data we needed for dissemination both internally and externally.
This all-in-one technical solution is something in demand all across the industry but, surprisingly, is not offered by too many companies.