No time to waste
"We are past the time of trial and error," says Hillmann. "Everyone in the industry has recognized the need to digitize operations as much as possible and to become more efficient." From its early attempts, digitization has now become a cornerstone of the business strategy on the customer side. However, the speed and extent to which this is implemented vary. While some are still at the very beginning of their digitization efforts, others are already thinking about their first dark factory.
It's a very extensive promise that we at Körber make to our customers: with our digital solutions, efficiency can be increased, the highest quality of production can be achieved, and the availability of machinery can be increased due to the reduction of downtime. Hillmann: "All this is based on the collection of data, i. e. information in digital form, linking human knowledge with machine knowledge." Pharma 4.0 is about the intelligent networking of people, machines, and processes - ultimately, it's all for the patient. "Our strength in this context is the interoperability of our systems, which do not only interact seamlessly with all our machines and applications but also with those of external providers such as our competitors."
On the road to digitalization, we at Körber see ourselves as a holistic partner and ecosystem provider for our customers. So, in addition to physical products such as our machines, we offer interoperable software applications and pharma-specific and cross-industry consulting services. But above all, we have the expertise, skills, and network to shape the digital transformation with our customers. As a result, companies no longer have to do everything independently, regardless of size. They can instead become part of our integrated ecosystem.