Industrial Visit of Entrepreneurs

Topics: Manufacturing, Quality control, Entrepreneurship Pages: 5 (1851 words) Published: February 23, 2011

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Experience at AUROBINDO Pharma:
AUROBINDO Pharma manufacturing unit number 9 is located near Sangareddy town which is the head quarters of Medak district. It is comparatively nearer to Hyderabad than Medak. Our journey started @school of management studies, University of Hyderabad at around 10 in the morning and reached the pharma unit around 11:30am. The stench of the chemicals welcomed us as soon as we entered into the manufacturing unit. We were a group of 9 energetic and enthusiastic students who opted for entrepreneurship as an elective. We received a warm welcome by the HR staff of the unit with whom we had a round table session later. These gentlemen were well informed about their firm's divisions and operations. Mr.Pradeep, a young HR professional at AUROBINDO started the session by explaining about the firms operating units ,their locations and mode of operations at different units. By the interactive session we came to know that bulk drug manufacturing is the core competence of AUROBINDO and after establishing itself in bulk drug category it also entered into formulation. Unlike Dr.Reddy's lab and Ranbaxy Aurobindo doesn’t market its products but exports their drug to Australia and Europe in bulk quantity. GLAXO and PFIZER are its major customers. As it is already mentioned AUROBINDO is into both bulk drug manufacturing and formulation as well. AUROBINDO have international operations that spread across over 100 countries, the following are the manufacturing units that are spread across India. AUROBINDO has a total of 12 units out of which five units (unit 5, unit 8, unit 9, unit10, unit 11)are bulk drug units and the remaining seven units are formulation units. Unit 7 is in SEZ at Zedcherla in Mahabubnaga r District. Head office of AUROBINDO is at Ameerpet and the corporate office is located at Miyapur. Mumbai is the center for their Export office. Most of the production at AUROBINDO is standardized. The units can also be classified in to two categories on the basis of standardization namely Regulatory and Non-regulatory. At a regulatory unit the process is done according to SOP (standardized operation procedure) or simply "document is started before the drug is manufactured". The following are the departments at AUROBINDO as explained by the HR professionals we met. 1) HR 2) PRODUCTION 3) ENGINEERING and UTILLITY 4) QUALITY CONTROL and QUALITY ASSURANCE 5) PROCESS DEVELOPMENT LAB 6) E.H.S

1) Department of Human resource:
It takes care of the activities such as Employment relations, statutory records (PF, gratuity, leaves, medical reimbursement, Employee state insurance scheme etc...), Recruitment and selection, payroll, Performance appraisal etc. 2) Production: production department has 5 blocks in it. Block A, block B, block C, block D, block E. Block B and block E are certified by ISO where as C&D are pilot blocks. 3) Engineering and utility: This department further divided into four divisions namely maintenance, Electrical, Instrumentation and Utility. 4) Quality control and Quality assurance: This department is responsible for quality management in Raw material, finished goods which would be sent to Central excise division. It is the central excise division where dispatching of the finished goods is done. Unit 1 and Unit 8 have the central excise units. Quality control is into checking (or inspection) where as Quality assurance is responsible for documentation, a very important activity in Quality management. Documentation involves maintain a record called BPCR (batch process control record) which is an SOP...
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