describes the production of countable units of a product. Bill of materials (BOM’s) and work schedules are indispensable for the production process. The range of industries and manufacturing processes are very diverse. In addition to mass, grade and batch productions, there are: single-item, variant and series productions. Discrete manufacturing is considered a key industry force in the German economy due to its high innovation cycles, but globalization and Industry 4.0 have put considerable pressure on the industry.
describes the production or processing of liquids, gases, mixtures or granulates. In contrast to discrete manufacturing, the products cannot be counted directly – the result cannot be counted. Instead of BOMs and work schedules, recipes and process descriptions determine how to produce. Consumers today increasingly rely on pharmaceutical and medical products to improve their health and the quality of their lives. But with this increase in customer demand, so too is competition increasing for Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Life Sciences manufacturers and distributors. Intense regulatory and media scrutiny, extremely long product development lifecycles, and declining margins mean process manufacturing companies need to continuously innovate and improve performance and value without sacrificing quality. b4dynamics helps companies improve efficiency and use data and insights to work faster and smarter than ever before. That way they can remain focused on researching, developing, and distributing safe products that continue to improve the lives of millions around the globe.