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IPS

Cost Benchmarking

IPS has developed through years a comprehensive approach to deliver technically complex projects in a practical and cost effective manner by integrating our experience of controlling risk, achieving meaningful results and collecting cost benchmarking data.

We have developed an intelligent solution to meet the challenges that many biopharmaceutical companies are challenged with: how to deliver projects quicker with reduced budgets.  The key to this is a proven pre-construction approach, a reliable estimation of project costs, accurate scheduling, and a strong understanding of implementing critical commissioning and qualification activities. 

IPS has been able to develop our expertise over the years by gathering cost data from successful capital projects, by following industry best practices, and by implementing a lean and targeted cost approach to all of our projects. This allows us to prove reliable forward estimations and forecasts so we can confidently support our clients to deliver quality projects while reducing their project costs and risk

Critical to this process is the complete transparency concerning all hard and soft costs and the understanding of our client’s business plan to allow for a solid decision making process throughout the project’s life-cycle.  It also requires a strong understanding and involvement in the design process to have timely and phased deliverables, which allows for the project’s acceleration, effective use of lean practices, and the identification of opportunities for cost and schedule savings potential.  Our approach allows us to create a customized and comprehensive plan with the foresight to not sacrifice performance and quality, maximize costs savings, reduce schedule and accelerate speed to market to achieving our client’s targeted budget goals

 

Lean Project Delivery

  • Regulatory Risk Assessments
  • Process Mapping (application of QbD, definition of CQAs, CPPs, CMAs)
  • Product Quality Risk Assessments
  • GMP Facilities and Equipment Design and Construction (API, OSD, Biotechnology, Sterile Regulations, Industry Guides and Technologies)
  • Commissioning and Qualification of Facilities, Systems and Equipment 
  • Validation
  • Manufacturing Controls and Procedures 
  • Inspections and Audits
  • Quality Risk Management
  • Technology and Manufacturing Site Transfers

Service Offerings
 
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Design Reviews
  • Perform Risk-Based Regulatory Assessments/Audits for Existing Facilities, CMOs, and Suppliers 
    • Complete Due Diligence Inspections
    • Lead Mock Pre-Approval & Periodic Inspections
    • Perform CMO and Supplier Assessments/Audits
  • Assist with filing related to Facility/system changes, site transfers and process changes
  • Perform Product Quality Risk Assessments
  • Test Plan Development
  • Procurement Specifications
  • Training
  • Document  Management
  • Calibration
  • Thermography
  • Risk-based Impact Analysis
  • Critical Component Analysis
  • Energy Review and Modeling
  • LEED Commissioning
  • Process Automation/Control
  • SOP/ETOP Development
  • Project Document Control
  • Project Scheduling
  • C&Q Project Management

Our cost benchmarking team comprised of Greg Call, Austin Carney, and Raj Gandhi are considered experts in the industry on this topic. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your project goals and budget.