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  • #25076

    Anand
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    Hello,How can Six Sigma can be used in Pharma Industry? Does anyone have a few examples or case studies to help explain? Any help is much appreciated.RegdsAnand 

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    #60261

    D. Bryant
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    Are you interested in Six Sigma for pharmaceutical
    manufacturers, as Pfizer, or in terms of retail pharmacies?

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    #60264

    Anand
    Participant

    I am speaking of companies as big as Pfizer ie Manufacturers
     
    Anand

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    #60267

    Mike Carnell
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    anand,
    I know of 2 fairly mature deployments. Becton Dickenson has a program that has been around since about 1999. The other is not a “manufacturer” in the normal context and I don’t have any current knowledge of the program but Merk Medco.
    If you want to email me at [email protected] I can give you some contacts.
    Good luck.

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    #60270

    Arora
    Participant

    Hi Mike!
    We missed you for quite sometime now.Nice to see you back in action.WELCOME BACK!

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    #60271

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Kris,
    Thank you. We are doing mostly international deployments these days. Between the travel and the jet lag it really puts a hole in our schedule.
    Regards,
    Mike

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    #60288

    Dr PPChidambaram
    Participant

    Mike
    Would be interested in SIX SIGMA Projects undertaken by you in PHARMA Sector.
    Regards.

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    #60574

    Ferhat
    Participant

    Can someone send me a case study of a 6 sigma implementation in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry (e.g. Pfizer, Merial, Novartis etc.)
    Thanks and Regards,
    Ferhat
     

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    #60577

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Dr,
    I need an email address or you can email me at [email protected]
    Regards

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    #60597

    Dr
    Participant

    Dear  MIKE, 
    As desired  by u ,my  E MAIL id is
    [email protected]
    Sorry nd regrets for the delay .

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    #60608

    Kunal Kelkar
    Participant

    Hello Everyone
                   I am working as stattistical programmer in a CRO.
                    Can anybody  help me in finding out six sigma projects in clinical data management.
                    If possible can anybody please mail me any case studies availbale on the same topic to my mail id.
    [email protected]
    Regards
    Kunal Kelkar
     
       

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    #60609

    Wm Pambianchi
    Member

    I would interested in knowing about the existence of a benchmarking source focused on the staffing structure of  pharmacies in hospitals, on a comparative basis.
    Thanks in advance,
    Wm. Pambianchi
    Financial Analyst
     
     
     

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    #60610

    Ron
    Member

    Action O/I (solucient) has benchmark data for all hospital departments

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    #60618

    Shirshendu
    Member

    I think if you are looking for international benchmarks, you will be comparing apples with oranges. Look for national benchmarks only. Which country’s benchmark suits your needs?

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    #62083

    Ramesh Babu Thota
    Participant

    i want full details of six sigma and which sigma we are following in our pharmaceuticals industry.
    regards….
    Ramesh Babu Thota
    [email protected]

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    #62229

    James Lu
    Participant

    Processes typically run around 2-3 sigma but are designed for 3-4 sigma (small qualification runs are not representative of manufacturing scale work). Rework, rework, scrap and quality control (inspection machines and the like) reduce the error rate typically to 4-5 sigma error rates for customer product-James
    [email protected]

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    #62464

    Estela
    Participant

    I am looking for case studies of Lean Six Sigma on Pharmaceutical Industry. Could someone shed a light and let me know where can I look for these case studies.ThanksEstela

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    #62475

    Asad Siddiqui
    Participant

    Anand Hi,
    Six Sigma is more of a cocept used in manufacturing than in the pharmaceutical industry, however the tools and concepts are used in the industry as stand alone programs to monitor, measure and improve the quality of processes. A classical case is the usage of DOE in improving the yield of the product, if you work for a pharmaceutical industry you would relate this well. The COPQ (on account of poor yield) can be drastically reduced by usage of designed experiments, I have done some projects for my clients on improving FTY, reducing cost per tablet and improving signal detection (in pharmacovigilance) using statistical modelling, the detailed explaination of the work is beyond the scope of this forum hence you can write to me at [email protected] if you have any specefic requirement.
     

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    #62476

    Asad Siddiqui
    Participant

    Hi Estela,
    Six Sigma is more of a cocept used in manufacturing than in the pharmaceutical industry, however the tools and concepts are used in the industry as stand alone programs to monitor, measure and improve the quality of processes. A classical case is the usage of DOE in improving the yield of the product, if you work for a pharmaceutical industry you would relate this well. The COPQ (on account of poor yield) can be drastically reduced by usage of designed experiments, I have done some projects for my clients on improving FTY, reducing cost per tablet and improving signal detection (in pharmacovigilance) using statistical modelling, the detailed explaination of my work is beyond the scope of this forum hence you can write to me at [email protected] if you have any specific requirement.

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    #62477

    FZ
    Participant

    Hello,I am currently enrolled in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. I am looking for a black belt project preferably in pharma/device. Does anyone have project, data, ideas?Thanks,FZ

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    #62478

    FZ
    Participant

    Hi Estela,Have you come across any case study for Lean Six Sigma in Pharma industry. if so, I would like to talk to you. I am actively searching for Lean Six Sigma black belt project.Thanks,FZ

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    #62479

    FZ
    Participant

    Hello Anand,Did you find any case studies for Lean Six Sigma in Pharma. If so, would you be kind enough to help me out here. I am looking for Lean Six Sigma Black belt project/data.Thanks,FZ

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    #62483

    Estela
    Participant

    No. I was hoping someone could share his or her experience of Lean Six Sigma in Pharma with me so I can share it with other people in my thesis. ThanksEstela

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    #62484

    bijaya khamari
    Participant

    Estela,
    i want to shair my experience with u…u can contact me in this id [email protected]
    thanks
     

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    #62485

    Estela
    Participant

    I just send you an email. Please let me know if you have received it.ThanksEstela

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    #62487

    Rhineg
    Member

    Some things you might explore:DoE for tablet production: looking at hardness and dissolution time vs. choice of excipient, press speed, pressure settings, moisture content in ingredients or room humidity, etc.Calibration protocols vs. SPC – is there tampering… recalibrating an instrument that is not out-of-control?

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    #62490

    Nupur Banerjee
    Participant

    Hi Mike and all in the Group!
    I’m a Business Analyst for a pharmaceuticals in US
    Will a Six Sigma improve my work inputs and quity that I can deliver?
    I have MBA in Global Supply Chain Management
    Please email me at [email protected]
    Thanks
    Nupur

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    #62497

    Perryman
    Participant

    Hi Nupur,
    Just to be clear, a certificate is a piece of paper….It doesn’t improve anything.  What will improve is your ability to diagnose a problem and come up with solutions – hopefully these are the things you will learn during your training and then apply in your job.
    Good luck,
    Patch
    Groupe Synergos

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    #62498

    B Johnson
    Participant

    So, Patch, none of us should have gone to the degree issuance service at our colleges? We don’t really need an engineering degree, we can simply tell our interviewer that we attended engineering school and we’re very smart. Is that correct? Nobody really needs validation?

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    #62499

    Perryman
    Participant

    Hi there,
    Unfortunately you seemed to have misunderstood the question and my response…I was merely clarifying that credentials will not guarantee improved performance – it is the application of what is learned (to obtain those credentials) to the workplace that will lead to improvements.
    Don’t know where you’re going with the interview comment but now that you’ve opened that door, it does create a new potential discussion thread.  So here is my question : For those of you who have hired six sigma practitioners in the past (or promoted from within), have you ever experienced some that had a lot of promise (on paper and throughout the selection process), but who turned out to be duds when it came time to deliver in practice?  if so, what do you think went wrong?

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    #62500

    B Johnson
    Participant

    Good discussion Patch. I’ll contribute.
    My hiring experience in this industry has been related to instructors. While were mindful of the pedigree of the certification we conducted two forms of interview – technical and platform skills. Our MBB’s had a series of questions they used to assess one’s knowledge of the tools and how they are to be applied. Our “better” instructors then assessed one’s ability to speak, command a presence, their patience, and other metrics impacting their ability to instruct.
    Worked pretty well.

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    #62540

    Manjunath
    Participant

    Hi
    I am working in a Research Lab, as a Senior Research Fellow. I am at present doing my MBA and I have to do project work. I am planning to do in six sigma from a Pharma / Biotech / industry or Hospitals in Bangalore. Kindly suggest me some Biotech Industry which have six-sigma application. Thank you.
    regards,
    Manjunath.

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    #62541

    Dr Ali Elabd
    Participant

    i teach a project for my student in engineering college
    i finished theortical part but i need to apply six sigma for any industry project
    can you help me to how can i apply six sigma for any pharmaceutical industry by send to an example of case study
    best regards

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    #62542

    Andrew Banks
    Participant

    Dr Elabd:I’m afraid I don’t fully understand your question.
    Are you asking1. Can I get a case study for a pharma company?Or2. How do I show/teach my students the application
    of six sigma from a case study?Thanks,

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    #62547

    Perryman
    Participant

    Hi Manjunah,
    The Six Sigma methodology applies to any industry. It is a way to resolve porblems.  That said, it is the nature of the problem at hand that will dictate whether six sigma or another method is more aptly suited.  I suppose you will be doing a project for a lab/hospital as part of a course credit system of some sort.  If that is the case, the most important thing is that when you offer your services, you make it clear that the scope of the project must be such that you can actually complete it within the timeframe of your course, or period of apprenticeship.  Whether or not they are currently using the methodology is pretty much irrelevant – you are offering to solve a problem for them….That said, scoping the project is critically important. I would also suggest that it is wiser to tackle a smaller problem, and practice the tools and methodology, rather than to try to handle a complex problem and get bogged down in issues such as cross-functional hand-offs, policy changes, employment or labour-relations, etc.  I think you get my point, these types of corrolory ramifications can easily slow down a project and account for a huge proportioon of effort in major projects.  So in discussing with your sponsor, find a project that can be scoped to one department if you can and work with that department’s leadership to see it through.  Hope this helps and good luck!

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