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Manufacture Quality & Compliance

Paperless Efficiency

Despite the year being 2020 and even though paper records are manual and prone to error, pharmaceutical manufacturers around the world still put pen to paper (literally). Here, we speak to Sinéad Cowman, Global Business Development & Marketing Manager, Informatics at Lonza, about going paperless.

How can electronic logs improve companies’ efficiency and productivity?

There are no compliance or efficiency benefits to using paper records as they are inherently error-prone. They also prevent well-informed decision making as information isn’t available in real-time. Searching through multiple binders of data during an inspection or as part of an investigation is a common occurrence.

Electronic solutions can capture data in a single source – a real benefit to the user because information about equipment usage, room cleaning logs, and other essential data can be automated, exchanged and shared across platforms without the arduous task of manually searching through paper records.

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After finishing my degree, I envisioned a career in science communications. However, life took an unexpected turn and I ended up teaching abroad. Though the experience was amazing and I learned a great deal from it, I jumped at the opportunity to work for Texere. I'm excited to see where this new journey takes me!

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