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February 12, 2020
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WIT Arena West Campus, Carriganore
Waterford, Ireland

About the Speakers

Larry Ryan is a Value Stream Leader within the Nypro Healthcare organisation. He has been part of the Nypro Waterford team since April of 2018. Prior to joining Nypro, Larry held various Lean Operational, QC, and CI roles within the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. A graduate of the WIT Lean Masters programme, he is a passionate exponent of Lean principles deployment. Larry was part of the Lake Region Medical team that was successful in achieving Shingo Bronze accreditation in 2012 and 2015. In his current role, he leads a customer-focused team in a matrix structure, responsible for delivering VS KPIs and manufacturing solutions to meet and exceed the needs of the customer.

Cecil Black is the Site Lean Champion at Nypro Healthcare and a member of the Nypro site leadership team. Cecil first gained an insight into Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in 2000 while completing his Green Belt as part of the Honeywell operating system introduction. Cecil has 35 years’ experience in manufacturing across pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace, and medical device industries. Cecil is a key member in leading the organisation on a journey towards Lean maturity. That journey includes the implementation of both cultural and behavioural enablers to facilitate engagement of all levels of the workforce to become Lean practitioners in driving both innovation and continuous improvement.

About the Topic

Operational Strategy for the Future – A Value Stream Approach

Nypro Healthcare Waterford has passionately adopted a customer-centric value stream model. This model is implemented as a strategic scalable platform that will position the organisation for future success. Both presenters will share their experiences from their unique perspectives of the Nypro journey, the benefits, the challenges, the significant cultural change management requirements, and provide insights to the vision for the future.

Lean Practitioners Sharing Knowledge

The South East Lean Network and WIT Academy of Lean Enterprise Excellence present the Annual WIT Lean Practitioner Seminar Series, kindly supported by Enterprise Ireland and brought to you in association with Waterford Chamber Skillnet.

This is a series of free monthly network and knowledge exchange events that bring together continuous improvement practitioners in Lean enterprise, operational, and process excellence to share their expertise, knowledge, experience, and good practices.