Environmental Monitoring


Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, engaged us to help reduce their substantial overtime spending.

Solutions Deployed

  • Redesign of process flows to remove redundancies
  • EM and Water sampling plans designed to limit travel time and level number of samples collected daily
  • Queue-based leveling employed to reduce testing volatility
  • Cross-training plan implemented to reduce analyst test dedication
  • Created balanced, productive daily roles for analysts
  • Implemented a consumable inventory management system to control ordering and reduce the frequency of media receipt

Role Development & Capacity Analysis - BSM


  • Daily EM and Water sample collection volatility reduced by 83%
  • EM and Water sampling time reduced by 30-57%, respectively
  • Membrane filtration and spread pour plate reads reduced by 43%
  • Endotoxin testing runs reduced by 60%
  • Material ordering/receipt reduced by 45%
  • Growth promotion testing reduced by 53%
  • Cross training increase of 30%
  • Productivity increase of 50%
  • Released 1 FTE from sampling/testing to focus on studies/projects
  • Overtime reduced by 90%
  • Direct savings of >$200,000 per year

Client Environment

Biotechnology Site Environmental Monitoring


Site project in the United States