On-demand webinar: Building the Pharmaceutical Factory of the Future

Posted: 4 September 2019 | | No comments yet

How to implement the Industry 4.0 program as a part of your automation strategy.

Factory of the Future


What is the Factory of the Future? It is a vision of a holistic company-wide transformation, which balances and combines: productivity, quality, and robustness based on a data-centric perspective. Is it possible to build the Pharma Factory of the Future today, increase quality and productivity, and decrease the cost at the same time? Yes, and your automation strategy should become a user-driven program that combines:

  • The equipment standardization program
  • The right global, company-wide infrastructure
  • The creation of a Global Data Model

Factory of the Future needs a multi-disciplinary approach, where technology has to be a tool supporting and giving answers to business needs. At the end of the day, it is not about technology, but Change Management. People and culture play a leading role in this transformation.

Are you ready to start your journey? Watch this on-demand webinar to learn more.


Antonio Buendia,Antonio Buendia Sr. Principal Automation Engineer, NOVARTIS

Antonio Buendia is Sr. Principal Automation at NOVARTIS, responsible for Automation of the 32 plants of Solids Platform. Previously, as Global Head of Automation, Pharma division (25 sites), he articulated the “Factory of the Future” strategy based on a data-centric approach, including the definition of the Vertical Integration concept to connect SAP-MES-Historian-equipment, with a best-in-class integration. Before that, at Eli Lilly, he was instrumental in the transformation of the Madrid site from a local market to a worldwide launching facility, which includes closure and transfers of facilities in Hamburg and Basingstoke and critical projects for the manufacturing and packaging sites expansion in Japan.

Petter Moree, Industry Principal for Pharma, OSIsoftPetter Moree

Petter has an M.Sc. in technical chemistry with a specialization towards chemometrics and data science. After his M.Sc. from Umeå University, Sweden, Petter joined Umetrics in 1999, where he worked for 17 years with customers in various markets for example Pharmaceutical, Pulp & Paper, Automotive, Semicon and chemical and with applications such as PAT, QbD, early fault detection, predictive analytics, MPC, and CPV. Petter was Product Manager for Umetrics’ portfolio, including SIMCA, SIMCA-online, and MODDE, and later became their global sales director.

Petter joined OSIsoft in October 2015 as the Industry Principal for Life Sciences, Food & Beverages, and Specialty Chemicals, ensuring these markets obtain optimal value through their use of the PI System. 


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