When we asked Dr. Cohen for his thoughts on in-house vs. outsourcing, he quickly corrected us.
“You should be asking, ‘Where should our coating take place.’”
Timing is everything in business, and the timing of where you are with your product development really drives the coating decision. The ultimate goal, however, is to create a process where you’re generating data from today’s solution that will give you a sense of what will work best when you “scale up.”
3-Step Process for For Making the Right Call
In our post, Dr. Cohen touches on the 3 steps that are critical for making the right coating decision. They include:
1. Know your options
You should have sound understanding of the three options for coating: Manufacturing line, modular product coater, and contract coater.
2. Understand the intangibles
Scaling up means considering the factors that will impact your product as you work. These include speed, location, and your operators
3. Analyze your own situation
This varies for each company, but it requires a thorough economic analysis of your own company, including capital, cost of formulation, cost of materials and more.
Know the Coating Marketplace
Dr. Cohen elaborated on some noteworthy trends in the coating industry, such as an expected increase in cartridge coating. This will allow operators to quickly change from one coating method to another in 5 minutes. Thesey are the kinds of game-changers you should follow closely.
To read more about the decision to go http://www.deltamodtech.com/blog/coating-in-house-vs-outsourcing-3-steps-to-making-a-critical-decision/