Area for Cost Reduction in Pharmaceutical Industry

As we know, now a days it is very much important to control on the operation & maintenance cost/expenses to compete with the market competition. we need to identify the core area where we can focus in bringing down the revenue expenses and increase profit considering no impact on product quality.
Can we establish a healthy and active discussion in line to the topic where we can focus more to get optimum short term & long term benefits.

Hi, I belive that Lean and Six Sigma have proven to be successful in this enterprise.

Having a dedicated group of people looking into this within a pharmaceutical company is a healthy approach, since they apply those tools into improving quality of the product build within the process (e.g. improve process to deliver less defectives), as a win-win scenario: better quality and less scrap.