Solution: Bottle Packaging Line
Clarke Engineering Services designed, managed, installed, commissioned and qualified a bottle packaging line off site in its Fishers, Ind., facility. The project was completed off site for the client to allow the existing line to remain running while the new line was being developed and qualified. After the project began, CES learned that the pharmaceutical company it was working with received a priority review on its new drug application. Due to an expedited schedule, CES worked closely with the OEMs to expedite equipment. CES set up a two-shift operation and cut nearly three months off the original schedule. CES managed the installation and start up of the equipment and resolved issues on a timely basis. CES wrote the validation documents and executed the qualification of the equipment at the same time the company trained employees who would eventually operate the equipment. CES delivered the equipment ahead of the expedited schedule. When the existing line was finally shut down, the down time on the new line was reduced by more than 50 percent to 32 days due to the upfront work done at CES.