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May 6, 2017

Continuous Flow manufacturing – The Future of Pharmaceuticals? Definitely!

Yesterdays’  ISPE Ireland seminar on ‘Continuous Manufacturing-The Future of Pharmaceuticals?’ at Fota Island Resort in Cork gave some food for thought to the sold-out audience. A panel of eminent speakers from Ely Lilly, Pfizer and…

March 27, 2017

WHY COMPETITIVENESS MATTERS: NCC Bulletin 31 March 2016

And still the dance goes on, as we await white smoke from Dail Eireann. Despite the dithering of politicians, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) continues its good work. The NCC was established by government in…

February 27, 2017

We try to focus on the customer more than on the competition

So says WalMart’s CEO Adi Ignatius, in a recent HBR interview. At $485.9 billion USD in 2016, WalMart is the world’s largest company by revenue. Adi, appointed as CEO in 2014, may just be worth listening…

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March 11, 2020

Tech tip: Free Takt Time and OEE Calculator App

Want to take the hassle out of calculating Takt Time and OEE? This free iOS app will do it for you. Be careful – the GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) principle applies!

March 10, 2020

Toyota Powering Ahead in the Profits Race

In case you think lean is a nice programme to undertake to improve internal efficiencies, this report will convince you of the lean drive (boom! boom!) for customer satisfaction. In a softening automotive market Toyota’s…

March 9, 2020

Participate in your Local Regional Lean Network

The old Irish saying ‘Ní neart to chuir le chēile’, which translates to ‘There is no strength without cooperation’, is being embodied by the various lean networks established throughout Ireland. To see how you can…

February 13, 2020

Tech tip: Minitab ‘Quick Start’ Web E-Learning

Minitab is providing free lessons on how to prepare and analyse different data types in the new-look Minitab Statistical Software. Click here for details.