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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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February 12, 2020

ICBE Best Practice Visit to Coca Cola Ballina, Co. Mayo: 26th February 2020

Continuing their well-established series of best practice site visits, ICBE are leading a team of 20 people to visit Ballina Beverages. Member cost is €100 per person (to be donated to local charity). Non members may also…

February 11, 2020

IDA Achieves All FDI Targets for 2015 to 2019

In January 2020 the IDA announced that employment levels in its client companies have now reached 245,096 –  the highest ever number employed in the multinational sector, exceeding targets set by Government contained in IDA…

January 16, 2020

Tech tip: Testing The Testers Using Gauge R&R

Many companies are required to prove the reliability of their test equipment & inspection processes to their customers.  Click HERE to see how iStone Technologies used gauge R&R to build customer confidence.

January 14, 2020

Lean Productivity & Continuous Improvement Expo – Dublin: 29th & 30th January 2020

A two-day event for those interested in improving their business performance, productivity and cost performance. To register for free, click here. The Expo event will be run over two days on at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin.…