TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean will be one of the keynote speakers at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) Australia Annual conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra on 9-10 September 2013.
Tim will talk about lean manufacturing approaches to managing projects in the pharmaceutical industry. Tim’s presentation will focus on making projects Lean from the ground up. Pharmaceutical projects are typically designed and justified on localised business improvement outcomes. However, often these benefits to not flow to the bottom line of the organisation because the localised improvement does not translate to an improvement in overall operational improvement. In addition, an excessive focus on the hardware and engineering considerations of a project and a failure to consider the human aspects of project can often mean that the planned benefits are not achieved in reality or that unexpected costs arise when the plant is put in to production. Tim will present a practical in depth workshop which will show how pharmaceutical operations can build lean thinking in to each step of a plant or laboratory upgrade to ensure that the return on investment is maximized and flows through to the bottom line of the business in full.