Preview: How the Internet of Things (IoT) meets the needs of the US Drug Supply Chain

On Friday, June 22nd I will be presenting on this topic at the IoT Slam event in Research Triangle Park, NC. So this blog post covers the key points I will be discussing, and it’s based on the following abstract: The FDA is halfway through the implementation timeline for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act Read More

Are you Effectively using Big Data?

Since the market introduced this term we’ve tried to make a distinction between data and ‘more’ data. In my opinion all data is ‘big data.’ That the challenge for IT departments is how to ‘quickly’ turn these new sources of data into ‘value’ for the business. In this blog post I’ll explain where we are Read More

2012 in review

Hi all, The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Thanks to everyone that visited my blog post I appreciate the visits and the chance to share some of my thoughts around technology and Life Sciences. I will publish a plan in early January for the 2013 calendar year. Scroll Read More

Business Value and the CIO

The question I keep hearing about is ‘how can Life Sciences CIOs help meet the needs of the business at the current pace of technology?’ Last month I wrote about Realizing a 360 degree view of your customer… and a focus on CRM. This described how IT technology can add value in helping the business keep and acquire Read More

Realizing a 360 degree view of your customer…

The problem we are looking to solve is the change in realizing a 360 degree view of your customer for the medical devices industry. Most companies that I deal with are struggling with leveraging customer relationship management (CRM) solutions that live in the cloud versus the traditional ‘on-premise’ applications. In this blog post I will give Read More

Did you remember your Device today?

In December of 2011 I started using the Fitbit Ultra, a wearable wireless device, to help me watch my daily fitness (or lack of exercise). I do not claim to be an athlete, my personal goals are to live a more active and healthy life. So this month’s blog post is all around the use Read More

Time to ‘Tune-up’ your Supply Chain

This month my focus is on Supply Chain in Life Sciences. As we head towards the end of the year budgets are being planned and IT projects are being prioritized for next year. Many companies are reviewing their current IT investments in light of mergers and acquisitions and projects that will add to the company’s Read More

Gearing up for Serialization…

I recently attended an Oracle product training session for ‘serialization.’ The Life Sciences industries, and especially pharmaceutical and medical device companies, are gearing up for the need to offer product traceability. This blog post will be the basis for a possible industry presentation later this year. Oracle product/training There are several solutions that address pedigree Read More

Is It Time for “ERP for RandD?”

Admittedly this is not a new concept. When enterprise resource planning (ERP) was first introduced the focus was on integrating finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service. ERP provided the means for ‘integrating; the business processes within an organization. So why raise the topic of “ERP for R&D?” Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices develop new products in an environment Read More