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Operational Improvement

GPN SMEs have a large amount of experience in managing pharmaceutical operations. This experience has been obtained from working in senior operations management positions in some of the worlds leading Pharma Companies. We can use our skill and experience to support the existing operation by reviewing the existing facility operations and management practices and then providing direct support to the key daily operations. Depending on the status of the operations this support can be provided in different ways. Where an operation is not currently successful our SMEs can leverage their experience to turn around poorly performing areas either by supporting the existing team and management or by providing direct leadership to the team. Where an operation is performing but needs to understand how well it could perform our SMEs can support the team in the assessment of itís performance through benchmarking and gap analysis to identify the risks, issues and opportunities available to them. Improvements may be required in quality, capacity improvement, capital productivity, inventory usage, cost reduction, etc. This may be a large step change process improvement or a series of small changes. An improvement scheme would be defined with defined targets and a plan for how to achieve it. We would then implement the plan e.g. using Lean Manufacturing technology. Various tools could be used during the investigation or problem resolution phases. A measurement system would be installed. See also Continuous Improvement

 

Continuous Improvement

GPN has 20 years experience in the implementation and management of continuous improvement projects and programmes on client sites. GPN SMEs make use of site resources and teams to get client engagement in the continuous improvement process. In this way the site personnel develop ownership of the CI process and the skill and expertise to sustain the process on an ongoing basis. As part of this process GPN can supply training in the standard analytical tools commonly used to drive the continuous improvement process. This is the ongoing process of continually upgrading your operations. We could audit the existing facility operations and compare it to best practice. A gap analysis will identify risk, issues and opportunities. Improvements may be required in any area e.g. quality, capacity improvement, capital productivity, inventory usage, cost reduction, etc. An improvement scheme would be defined with clear targets and a plan for how to achieve it. We would then implement the plan using proven techniques e.g. Lean Manufacturing technology. Various tools could be used during the investigation or problem resolution phases e.g. Brainstorming, Force Field analysis, Pareto analysis, SMED, Kepner Trego, Cause and Effect, Story boards, etc.

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