Körber announces the winners of its first MBR Design Challenge 2020 in India

Software experts of Körber’s Business Area Pharma have announced the winners of their first MBR Design Challenge, run by the team in India.

The challenge was launched in August 2020 and has received massive attention from pharma manufacturers and MES solution providers in India with more than 100 entries in total.

MBR Design Challenge 2020 winners
The winners of the MBR Design Challenge 2020

Facilitating understanding of Werum PAS-X MES

The aim of Körber’s MBR Design Challenge is to encourage end users to utilise Werum PAS-X MES in the most efficient way, to facilitate understanding of the system, to optimally leverage MBR development and to avoid potential design negligence on a larger scale. In addition, the Körber software experts gain further insights in the way customers use Werum PAS-X MES and the MBR design features, providing valuable feedback on how to improve user experience in the future.

All participants were expected to solve different tasks like creating a detailed MBR, finding errors in an MBR, improving a sub-optimally designed MBR and taking a quiz around MBR design and business processes. The challenge itself and the award ceremony were conducted virtually, due to the global pandemic.

MBR Design Challenge 2020

After a scrutinised and thorough review process by Körber’s esteemed juries, the following participants scored highest and were presented the MBR Design Challenge 2020 Award trophies for their outstanding results:

• 1st place:  Prasanth Krishnam, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

• 2nd place: Hareesh Puligilla, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

• 3rd place: Chiranjiv Panchal, Ajanta Pharma

Consolation prize winners (existing MES users):

• Vinod Jagdale, Ajanta Pharma

• Vinodkumar Pawade, Cipla

Consolation prize winners:

• Swarup Bopardikar, Biocon Biologics

• Rupesh Zungare, Sun Pharma (Vadodara)

“A big thank you to Körber and the India team for organizing the MBR Design Challenge 2020,” says Krishnam, MES MBR designer at Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. “I am very happy to be one of the finalists. The MBR Design Challenge helped me to learn new concepts to control multiple conditions. I would like to participate next year to learn new features and will certainly recommend the MBR Design Challenge to my colleagues.”

“I would like to congratulate all of our winners and also thank all participants for taking the time to take part – even with a full-time job – and putting great effort into this challenge. We are very thrilled by the results and will continue running the MBR Design Challenge in the next years for pharma manufacturers and Werum PAS-X MES users in India,” states Rajesh Vedak, managing director at Körber Medipak Systems India.



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