Navigating Lean in a Challenging World
Implementing lean in a highly regulated environment
Presentation Code: VS5-06
Value Stream: VS5 - Overcoming Obstacles to Lean
Day & Time: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 - 1:30 PM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Every organization meets obstacles when it starts its lean journey, but regulated companies have extra hurdles to overcome. Yet, despite being regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and being two different types of company, Ventana Medical Systems and Roche Molecular Systems have both been quite successful in implementing lean and changing their culture. In both cases, the results have shown that culture change and lean implementation are possible when you have strong leadership and a good team. This presentation will explain how these two companies successfully implemented lean so that you too can benefit from what they learned.
In this presentation:
- Hear how lean can be applied in different environments.
- Understand how to apply lean in a regulated organization.
- Find out why lean requires culture change and strong leadership in all environments.
- Expect obstacles during each new lean endeavor.
- Learn how to navigate through obstacles for successful implementation.
- Hear the importance of proper training for your employees.
- Take home ideas that can help you experience lean success at your organization.
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.As a research-focused health care company, Roche discovers, develops and provides innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that deliver significant benefits to patients and health care professionals. From early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, Roche's prime objective is to identify and meet patient and customer needs.
Aseem Bansal is the vice president of operations at Roche Molecular Systems in New Jersey. He has more than 20 years of health care industry experience, and has been implementing lean practices for the last 18 years. Before joining Roche Molecular, Aseem led the lean journey at Ventana Medical Systems in Tucson, where they won the National AME Excellence Award in 2007. Prior to Ventana, Aseem was involved in lean initiatives at Baxter and Dade Behring in their Miami and Delaware facilities. Aseem holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and management certification from Darden.
John Baron participates in Roche Molecular's lean journey and has successfully implemented several lean concepts. During his 25 years at Roche, John has worked in supervisory/managerial operations roles, mostly in the areas of the bulk manufacturing, filling and packaging of diagnostic reagents and kits. He graduated from University of Florida in 1984 with a major in microbiology.
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