Turkey's oldest and largest sterile production services company in the Birgi Mefar Group's digital transformation process is continuing at two manufacturing facilities of the company since 2009.
Birgi Mefar Group Information Technology Manager Seval Gündüz stated that they have rapidly increased their productivity with ongoing digitalization efforts and said that they are progressing with the significant improvements they achieve in management systems and company targets every year, and that the export potential has increased at the same rate as sales increase as a result of the efficiency achieved in production. Emphasizing that the digitalization of operations contributes to workflows and performance, Gündüz stated that while there is a great increase in machine life, support systems have also improved. Birgi Mefar stated that they have provided these studies with high added value and increasingly every year for 300 years with Doruk, the technology company that digitizes more than 11 factories around the world, and the smart production management system ProManage.
Turkey's oldest and largest sterile manufacturing services (CMO) industry organization that Birgi Mefar Group since 2009; its two production plants is increasing rapidly with the efficiency of digitization work. Birgi Mefar Group Information Technology Manager Seval Gündüz, who said that they provide production services with approximately 800 employees in two production facilities in Istanbul Kurtköy and Samandıra, gave the following information about the digitalization activities of the company: “Empty ampoules and empty vials for use in pharmaceutical production in our Birgi facility in Samandıra While we are producing, we are producing pharmaceuticals in Mefar located in Kurtköy. Both our facility, not only in Turkey's geography close to the highest capacity and different forms stands out as a pioneer plant capable of manufacturing at the same time. In 2009, we started digitalization efforts at every point of our production, including starting, finishing, completing operations, operator, process, product, failure and follow-up in our production facilities. By following the working conditions of our production points with digital tools, we instantly monitored the controls of our conditions online and supported them with warnings. We are rapidly advancing in the digitalization process by using a large number of industrial equipment with artificial intelligence, augmented reality applications, radio frequency terminals, cameras, system integrations and a wide network structure. We aim to maintain our market leadership while growing stronger with new digital tools every year. "
The company, whose export potential increased at the same rate as all sales increased thanks to efficient production, managed to become the vaccine production center of Europe and nearby geography.
Saying that machine stops are constantly evaluated and scaled, Gündüz continued: “We think that no system that cannot be measured, monitored, and not transparent can be improved. Therefore, our preference in our digitalization process; Due to its experience in Turkish industry, its competence, experience, software staff, rapid changes and developments, success in the sector, references and adaptation to current technology, Doruk has become a technology company. Within the scope of our digitalization efforts, machine stops, operator performance and production of all units were instantly monitored online. Thus, a great contribution was made to our workflows and performance. Thanks to the system that was activated in our maintenance and repair processes, we achieved a great increase in machine life by making the right maintenance and repairs on time. We have progressed with a minimum of 5 percent improvements every year in all company management systems, as well as in our main and sub goals. We continue to progress with continuous improvement targets by following our production targets. We monitor the values in all our management processes instantly under each heading, and we aim to make improvements every year that exceed the values achieved in the previous year. Our focus is always to be able to sign quality processes at every step by using good and correct production techniques and to produce quality products. Today, we are in a position to use and apply all activities and techniques such as 5S, 6N, Lean Management and Kaizen required to achieve operational perfect results. As all our sales increased thanks to efficient production, our export potential increased at the same rate. We became the 2019th largest exporter company in the glass-packaging category at the 5 Champions of the Export Award Ceremony given by the Cement, Glass, Ceramic and Soil Products Exporters Association. At the same time, we have managed to become the vaccine production center of Europe and nearby geography. "
"Doruk is our partner with whom we plan to walk for many years in our digitalization journey"
Emphasizing that high quality standards, competent staff, technological development, growth potential and trust are the most important factors when choosing a solution partner in the digital transformation process, Seval Gündüz completed her words as follows: “A reliable, hardworking, flexible and fast business partner has a very important share in our development. We are increasing our power in the sector by cooperating with companies that work for the industry and work with advanced technology for our country. We have a very long digital transformation journey ahead of us and we want to continue walking with Doruk on this path. We will continue to work to always achieve the best for both our country, our industry and the future of all of us. "
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