Lean Six Sigma and Process Analytical Technology (PAT)

Posted by: meikah | 17 July 2008 | 12:38 am

According to the iSixSigma article:

PAT is a scientific program designed to reduce risk and is, essentially, about improving processes for effectiveness and efficiency in the pharmaceutical industry. PAT consists of four basic components:

  1. Process understanding
  2. Risk-reduction-based approach
  3. Regulatory strategy to accommodate innovation
  4. Real-time release

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From the definition alone, it’s quite obvious that it is a perfect fit with Lean Six Sigma. Because like PAT, Lean Six Sigma:

  1. breaks down processes to make them more manageable
  2. works toward streamlining processes to reduce waste or risk
  3. encourages and supports innovation
  4. improves processes to achieve efficiency

Care to add to the list of reasons?

Filed under: Innovation, Lean Six Sigma, PAT, Pharmaceuticals, Processes, Productivity, Six Sigma

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