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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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May 12, 2017

Free tips for success at online examinations

On Friday 5th May last, I sat and passed the ASQ six sigma online black belt examination. Prior to sitting the online exam, I was concerned about the loss of pencil and paper scribble functionality during…

April 30, 2017

The impact of Lean on order entry

This neat little 5 min case study demonstrates very clearly the benefits of the lean approach in the office. Enjoy!

April 11, 2017

JMP online seminar: 25th April 2017

Join JMP data experts Ian Cox and Robert Anderson for a complimentary seminar introducing statistical modelling and exploring how to apply the concept effectively. Link to register for the 3-hour seminar.

March 3, 2017

ISPE facility of the year (FOYA) 2017 – Abbott Longford

Congratulations to Abbott Longford, who were recently awarded ISPE facility of the year 2017. In 2012, the “Operational Excellence” project was initiated at Abbott, with the objective of creating a sustainable continuous improvement culture which…