Our quality procedures focus on Early Planning and continuous communication with our Customers, as a means to ensure projects are delivered on budget and on schedule, minimizing deployment and ongoing maintenance costs.
Our quality procedures are inspired by Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP), a set of guidelines for manufacturers and users of automated systems in the pharmaceutical industry. Even though we do not cater the pharmaceutical industry nor do we apply GAMP to our projects in a strict sense, GAMP does provide an outstanding framework to our quality procedures.
GAMP describes a set of principles and procedures that help ensure products have the required quality. One of the core principles of GAMP is that quality testing must be built into each stage of the manufacturing process.
In other words, the quality of the final product (i.e. Beer) will depend on the quality of all the components used to manufacture that product. As it applies to us: the quality of the Process Control System (hardware and software).
The following text outlines the general procedure that BrauXp follows to achieve these objectives, which does not replace but rather gives an informative overview of our more detailed Service Works Terms and Conditions.
We already mentioned the importance of Early Planning as a means to ensure product quality, by applying the guiding principles of Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP). It also is the best method to ensure that projects are delivered on budget and on schedule to the Customer’s satisfaction.
But there is also another reason to use Early Planning, which is to minimize ongoing maintenance costs once the project has been delivered. By using Early Planning, Total Ownership Costs (TOC) are also reduced, as can be seen in the following images.
The following image shows how the lack of Early Planning would lead to increased deployment costs, and creeping maintenance and support costs after the project has been delivered. In addition, there is a higher risk of not achieving the sought functionality, due to budget limitations.
On the other hand, by using Early Planning as a guiding principle throughout the project, one is able to achieve shorter deployment phases and minimize maintenance and support costs after the project has been delivered. The following image also shows how the sought-for functionality can be achieved due to smart investments in the previous planning, analysis and design phases.