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S A Partners Congratulate Shingo Prize Winners AbbVie
S A Partners are delighted to congratulate AbbVie Ballytivnan on winning a Gold Shingo Prize. Niall Kerlin, the operations manager of AbbVie Ballytivnan, popped along to our stand at the Shingo conference, where John Quirke, Partner and Ireland MD, congratulated Niall on their award. Speaking of the award, Niall said: “Our employees are incredibly proud of this recognition [...]
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Lean Manufacturing in Pharmaceutical & Life Science

Lean Manufacturing in Pharmaceutical & Life Science proved very busy for S A Partners in 2017. We’ve produced an infographic highlighting some of the facts about the industry, and how we’ve successfully improved organisations during the last 12 months. Global sales in the industry top 640 billion each year and it has a market size […]

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M2030 bee launches S A Partners Maturity Assessment
Assess your lean maturity using an S A Partners simple self-assessment: In partnership with M2030 bee. For a long time, we’ve been at pains to explain that the real sustainable advantages from applying lean thinking isn’t related to what tools you use, or the myriad of acronyms that accompanies lean, they come a focus on [...]
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UK Industrial Strategy for Life Science

Breaking News for January 2017 The UK Life Sciences sector is being prioritised under the Industrial Strategy Green Paper issued by the government in January 2017. Work is commencing on a new strategy to make the UK the best place in the world to invest in life sciences. The Green Paper states that the UK […]

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How to win a Shingo Prize
In this FREE to view webinar recording, Jon Alder talks at length about his journey taking Rexam, a global multi site organisation, through to the Shingo prize. He talks about his experience along the way, and how you create a sustainable system of improvement aligned to the Shingo approach. Jon talks you through first hand experience of driving change and winning [...]
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Focus on Life Sciences: Industry & Business Magazine

John Quirke who leads our Pharma & Medical Device sector, has recently co-written an article with Peter Willmott, headed ‘Maintenance & Operational Performance as a Key Enabling System of Enterprise Excellence’ and had it published in the Industry & Business Magazine – Ireland.

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Pharmaceutical Packaging Company
To see the full case study, use the download link provided. Profit margin increased on a range of products from 24% to 60% Changeover reduced from 20hrs to 8hrs for a full and from 14hrs to 6hrs for a partial Output increased from 6000 blisters per day to 38000 blisters per day Cycle time reduced [...]
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