As Lean Six Sigma Processes Mature Organizations Adopt Practices & Approaches from Other Industries

IQPC’s 13th Lean Six Sigma for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Excellence conference gathers industry leaders and features over 28 in-depth case studies and four workshops addressing top industry concerns
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Dec. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- Atlanta, GA – Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC, announces the 13th Lean Six Sigma for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Excellence Conference, to be held February 21 to 23, 2012 in Atlanta, GA, and bringing together leaders from the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device industries and designed to assist organizations to continue to build a culture of cost savings and process efficiency.

Post Lean Six Sigma implemetation, ongoing evaluation and operations improvement is key to continued cost savings and efficiency. With pressures growing to cut costs, companies are increasingly looking to find new ways to increase efficiency, adopting practices and approaches from industries other than their own.  Discussing what is new in Lean processes, Charles Aubrey, Vice President of Anderson Pharmaceutical Packaging and Master Black Belt, commented on “the lean maturity model”.  He outlined the necessity to “look at [your] organization, assess how [you] are doing and identify where [you] can make improvements in [your] Lean process.”  The interview, which also addresses new trends in Lean Six Sigma and tips on streamlining processes, is available in its entirety here:

The LSS Pharma event presents over 28 in-depth case studies and 4 workshops giving attendees a personalized conference agenda to enable them to do this.  The conference will address top concerns including:

•   the latest and upcoming trends in the industry
•   Utilizing Lean Six Sigma throughout an entire organization - beyond manufacturing
•   Selecting and resourcing the optimized project portfolio
•   Building vendor partnerships and strategy
•   Achieving sustainability and success through knowledge and change management
•   Fostering a culture of continuous improvement and understanding the value of employee engagement
•   Opportunities in the regulated QC laboratory
•   Applying the Lean A3 problem solving method
•   Next steps for mature six sigma and lean projects/programs
•   Implementing Lean innovation: a framework to improve efficiency & effectiveness of the innovation process

Speakers at this year’s 13th Lean Six Sigma for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Excellence conference include key stakeholders and industry leaders from GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Worldwide R&D, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Johnson & Johnson Inc., and more.

For more information on the IQPC 13th Lean Six Sigma for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Excellence conference, please visit or contact Program Director Claudia Rubino at

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