Lean and Operational Excellence in Laboratories

Committee Meeting
Energy/Infrastructure , Healthcare
Date and Time: 
05 Sep 2018
08:30 to 10:00
Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 - 08:30 to 10:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road, #09-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Registration Dates: 
09 Jul 2018
04 Sep 2018

The pharmaceutical sector is very different from the short cycle manufacturing environment that Lean was originally developed for (i.e. mostly batch processes with relatively long cycle times).

This means that the significant wastes are also different and often harder to reduce or eliminate plus there is often significant volatility in short interval workloads. This rightly impacts how lean and operational excellence best practices are applied.

Many weaker Lean initiatives in Pharma are based almost totally on simple waste elimination and the application of easy to understand tools like 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen. While these methods will certainly yield some results, more significant and sustainable gains will be realized by also applying the deeper ‘Real Lean’ concepts of leveling, flow and standard work. This ‘Real Lean’ & WCOM approach includes innovative methodologies and solutions specific to the Pharmaceutical sector.

This presentation which will include many examples of real project outputs, will introduce the ‘Real Lean’ concepts of Levelling, flow and Standard work which do not receive sufficient attention in most internal lean programmes The combination of Real Lean and WCOM can deliver sustainable step change on a scale that generic Lean / Sigma techniques and simple loss reduction simply cannot achieve.

- Please note that this event is restricted to French Chamber members only -

About the speaker:

  • Tom Reynolds, Vice President at EFESO Consulting

Tom Reynolds leads EFESO’s Pharma & Labs practice and has more than 21 years experience in Lean and Operational excellence in the Pharma and Biotech sector. He has developed much of EFESO’s methodology for this sector and has led major multisite programmes for Pfizer, Merck, Norvartis, Roche, Abbott, P&G, Baxter and BMS amongst others, including a programme that won the ‘Operational Excellence Category’ and the ‘Overall Pharmaceutical Excellence’ Awards at the 2014 “Irish Pharma Industry Awards”


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