Dr Reddy’s Bachupally formulation facility in Hyderabad and Cipla’s Indore Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) plant have been recognised by the World Economic Forum as part of its Global Lighthouse Network.
Lighthouses are factories leading the way in the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 or 4IR technologies to drive impact in productivity, workforce engagement, sustainability, and supply chain resilience.
Both Dr Reddy’s and Cipla, are driving the adoption of automation across their plants.
Dr Reddy’s adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies started four years ago with digitisation of infrastructure and processes.
“Two years ago, we initiated Project ‘OpsNext’ and deployed six of the eight Industry 4.0 technologies, over 40 business impact linked use cases and heavy investment in people capabilities,” the company said.
Dr Reddy’s said it has seen significant business results, with 43% manufacturing cost improvement, 30% reduction in production lead time, 41% energy consumption reduction, and significant dip in quality deviations.
Cipla has begun deploying ‘Digital Automation Analytics’ (DAA) across a network of 22 Indian sites in parallel to unlock end to end costs, productivity and quality leadership.
Cipla’s Indore Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) facility led this journey with over 30 4IR use cases, spanning industrial internet of things, digital, advanced analytics, natural language processing (NLP), robotic process automation, etc. These revolutionary technologies resulted in reduced manufacturing cost, greater agility, and speed.
Cipla said its Indore Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) facility saw 23% rise in productivity, 28% decrease in specific greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions and quality enhancement.
Source: Economic Times