Veeva Systems lent Veeva Vault QMS to accelerate ventilator production in the U.K to assist with the Ventilator Challenge.
The consortium of UK companies across the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries aimed to help meet the nationwide need for more ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients. With Vault QMS, VentilatorChallengeUK automated processes to rapidly scale production and ensure quality to deliver more than 13,000 ventilators to the NHS.
Dick Elsy, chairman of VentilatorChallengeUK and CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, said: “Veeva allowed us to streamline quality across all of our manufacturing sites to get ventilators to the patients that need them faster. The speed of the Veeva team was critical to helping us produce such a large volume of devices in under three months.”
Ventilator production was already underway when VentilatorChallengeUK transitioned from paper and manual processes to Veeva’s cloud-based quality management system. Vault QMS was ready for production in 10 days across multiple manufacturing facilities. With improved control and visibility into quality processes, the consortium tripled its number of ventilators in just four weeks. Partners were able to quickly ramp up production and maintain better quality throughout the end-to-end supply chain.
Chris Moore, president of Veeva in Europe, said: “We’re proud to support VentilatorChallengeUK and achieve their goal of getting important medical equipment to patients. Thank you to the consortium and Veeva employees for their incredible teamwork to help treat U.K. citizens with COVID-19.”