Quartic.ai announced a strategic partnership with the leading global professional services and analytics firm ZS Associates to accelerate manufacturing digitalization in life sciences and healthcare.
Under this partnership, ZS will provide complete digital manufacturing solutions using the Quartic platform, ZS supply chain strategy, and analytics to global customers. As part of the partnership, ZS is also making a multi-million-dollar investment in Quartic.ai.
The impact of siloed data on manufacturing transformation
Supply chain flexibility and resiliency are critical to the success of life sciences and healthcare companies. Building digital and AI based supply chain systems is a key imperative for most big and emerging life sciences companies. Manufacturing, both at lab scale and commercial scale is a critical part of the supply chain. Lab and manufacturing floor data, information, and analytics must be integrated well with supply chain systems. However, the technologies and the personnel used to build supply chain digital transformation and manufacturing transformation are vastly different and often not well integrated. This increases the cost and time to value from such transformations. Quartic and ZS together will be able to accelerate this time to value.
A comprehensive and well-integrated solution for supply chain digitalization
This partnership will improve how manufacturers in life sciences and healthcare use technology, data, and AI to speed up the manufacture of new products, improve production efficiency, quality, and meet sustainability goals. ZS and Quartic will collaborate to help drive resilience, increase adoption of Industry 4.0 and improve predictive decision-making across manufacturing.
ZS implements enterprise digital transformation and analytics solutions including supply chain analytics. To be successful and sustainable, such systems must be built as part of the enterprise digital and analytics infrastructure. By integrating the contextualized data from manufacturing (OT, MES & SCADA), quality, and asset health systems, streaming production analytics, and complex events from the Quartic platform with broad supply chain analytics and strategy, ZS will be able to bring comprehensive and sustainable solutions for digital supply chains in life sciences. These combined solutions will therefore be more cohesive, bridge the IT-OT technology gap, fit well within the enterprise digital infrastructure, and offer accelerated deployment and adoption.
With more than 39 years of experience and 12,000-plus employees in 30-plus offices worldwide, ZS is trusted by global healthcare and life sciences customers to increase business efficiency in the discovery, launch, manufacturing, and commercialization of healthcare products. ZS makes measurable business impact by combining their deep industry expertise with strategy, technology, leading edge analytics, and an intimate understanding of clients’ business opportunities and challenges.
Quartic.ai combines deep process manufacturing domain expertise with a modern digital manufacturing platform to make process manufacturing more efficient. The Quartic platform uses a modern manufacturing operations data platform and enterprise industrial to build applications for process development, tech transfer, equipment reliability, process robustness, and Quality-by-design. Life Sciences has been a key focus vertical for Quartic since its inception.
“Industry 4.0 requires interconnection of manufacturing systems and AI-enabled predictive and prescriptive real-time decision-making tools. Our vision is to bring integrated AI solutions to our clients that will accelerate their journey to Industry 4.0,” said Pratap Khedkar, CEO of ZS. “The investment in Quartic.ai is a strategic and important step in that direction.”
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