March 29-31, 2017
The Warwick Hotel – Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia


Operational Excellence and key methods such as, Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, and QbD are areas that are widely adopted and relevant to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industry. Pharma companies and Biotechs are constantly looking for new improved methods and techniques to streamline their business processes with the aim of reducing cost, while maximizing output. To ensure that their bottom lines remain solid, they are looking to increase the efficiency of their operational processes—optimizing resources, improving efficiency, reducing waste, and controlling inventory while consolidating each department working toward a corporate operational excellence plan.

In order to take the next steps in your corporate strategy, bring your peers and seamlessly transition each discipline into a cohesive plan!

Key Highlights for 2017:

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Simulation and Modeling
  • Changing your Corporate Culture
  • Change and Knowledge Management- Tangible Lessons about Transferring Knowledge between People and Projects
  • Back Office Focus- Shared Services, Finance, IT
  • Data Warehousing to Improve the Quality of Your Data and Optimize Targets
  • Improving Short and Long Term Performance Metrics
  • Focus on Process Improvement in Clinical and Transaction Phases (Using Lean Six Sigma to Pinpoint Process Weaknesses and Identify Lasting Improvements)
  • Managing Bottlenecks Through the Theory Of Constraints
  • Adopting Cross-Industry Best Practices
  • Operational Excellence Versus Operational Innovation

New Formats:

  • Cross-Industry Interactive Roundtables- Finance, Retail, Insurance and Automotive focused roundtables will give the Life Sciences industry a chance to not only benchmark, but adopt best practices
  • Process Simulation Roundtables- “What if Scenarios” created for each department to fine tune your action plan
  • Coaching Breaks- Join our High Level Roundtables for Corporate OpEx leaders
  • Private Consultations- Receive a one-on-one 15 minute consultation with a private consultant
  • OpEx Afterhours (OPeration EXplore) - Explore Philadelphia with our walking tour itinerary after a long day of content driven sessions. See the whole city or pick and choose your roadmap toward relaxation before enjoying dinner near an historical landmark

Who should attend?

C-Levels, Department Heads, Vice Presidents, Directors, Lead, Principal and Managers:

  • Lean Six Sigma Expert/Trainer
  • Master Black Belt
  • Black Belt/Green Belt
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lean Leader
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Operational Excellence/ OPEX
  • Operations Coordinator
  • Performance Excellence
  • Process Excellence
  • Process Improvement/Enhancement
  • Process and Culture Excellence
  • Performance Management
  • Business Process
  • Business Improvement Specialist
  • Strategic Process Optimization
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Clinical Quality Assurance/Control
  • Clinical Outsourcing — Planning and Vendor Management
  • Implementation Lead
  • Strategic Business Development/Operations
  • Project/Study Management/Project Planning
  • R&D Operations, Research
  • Clinical Trial Capacity Planning/Management
  • Clinical Compliance
  • Clinical Safety
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales & Marketing
  • HR
  • Finance
  • Shared Service Effectiveness
  • IT
  • Metrics and Benchmarking Development
  • Global Strategic Operations
  • Data Management

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