Highlights 2017

Operational Excellence in Pharma Manufacturing – Technology, Capacity and Availability management in manufacturing can provide significant advantages to business - HOW?

Dieter Peters, born 1956, received his PHD at the University of Dortmund in chemistry. From 1986 to 1996 he worked at Hoechst AG and from 1996 to 2002 at Celanese AG. In 2002 he joined the Grünenthal Group Switzerland as Managing Director. From October 2011 to May 2017 he worked as Head of Global Product Supply and since May 2017 he is the Head of Global Manufacturing. He is an expert in turn arounds and restructuring.

Dr. Dieter Peters will lead a Challenge Your Peers on the Matter of Operational Excellence in Pharma Manufacturing – questioning his audience on how pharma can catch up with state of the art management processes, employee involvement and continuous improvement culture and more aspects on the matter. He will discuss what companies are to catch up and which benefits have they have realized so far. Together, the audience will find out there is to do to discover the true waste in processes and become more productive and service oriented. Besides driving innovation and connecting R&D and Manufacturing he will explore the options of integrating external manufacturing in established and innovative products manufacturing.

Mobile and IT - based technologies driving change in pharma maintenance practices.

Dr. Christian Jurisch is Senior Maintenance Manager of the Parenterals department at Janssen in Schaffhausen. He has more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical engineering. He had different functions as head of medical device manufacturing, packaging engineering, utilities and solid manufacturing engineering. Dr. Jurisch gained his masters degree in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt and completed his PhD in engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He started his professional career at Fresenius Kabi in 1996 in the infusion solutions factory in Friedberg and worked later in Uppsala/Sweden where he was head of Technical Department and Packaging Development until he continued his career in Switzerland at Janssen (Cilag AG) in 2002.

In his Case Study presentation, Dr. Christian Jurisch will introduce and showcase preventive maintenance as a mobile solution. He will describe how Janssen has increased their efficiency in data management through Historiens. Learn how you can optimize fault analysis and according processes through data exploitation.

Augmented Reality in Real Shop Floor Automation – Increasing efficiency through reducing setup times.

Dirk Schrader is Executive Vice President and Head of Global Technical Operations at Vifor Pharma, the third biggest and fast growing Swiss pharmaceutical company. Dirk joined Vifor Pharma in 2012, coming from Astra Zeneca where he lead the Asia Pacific/Japan Manufacturing & Supply and later their global Lean & Operational Excellence Program. Prior to that he was with Bristol Myers-Squibb as Operations Head Asia Pacific/Japan and at Bayer HealthCare in many different roles in Tech Ops as well as Commercial. 13 of his 25 years in the industry he spent in the Asian region.

Vifor Pharma is operating one of the first realized shop floor applications of a system using Augmented Reality to drive performance, quality and employee engagement. Dr. Dirk Schrader will reveal how Vifor Pharma built a strong business case of an application at a packaging line with fast payback and share their first experience from Proof-of-Concept to a prototype. Expect interesting insights how working closely with a Tech Start Up and applying concepts like “gamification” can spark not only performance leaps but also unprecedented employee engagement.

From paperless stainless steel production to the facility of the future – How Single-use technology will change the operational work?

Juergen Frey is moderating a Challenge Your Peers sessions, discussing the the requirements of the industry for the facility of the future. He will question his audience whether the industry fully understands the impact of single-use technologies and how can supplier and manufacturer cooperate better? Together with his audience, Juergen will draw the picture of what flexibility truly means.

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