To reduce cost
To improve profit
To eliminate everything that does not add value for the customer
To optimize capital investment
No, the pharma supply chain lies outside the range of the TPS/Lean philosophy
No. The application of TPS/Lean is not permitted by the ICH harmonization documents
Yes. TPS/Lean can focus, streamline and accelerate the pharma supply chain.
It depends upon the regulations of the customer nation.
Abbvie Contract Manufacturing
Baxter BioScience, Los Angeles
Cangene Biopharma, Baltimore
Toyobo Biologics, Osaka
Five Whys root cause identification
Genchi Gembutsu, also known as "go see touch"
Poka yoke, aka mistake proofing
All of the above
Never pass defective items on to a downstream process or customer
The customer only takes what is needed
The upstream step only makes what is needed
Michael Dell, Founder of Dell, Inc. and philanthropist
Elon Musk, CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla Motors
Masaaki Imai, author of Gemba Kaizen and founder of the Kaizen Institute
Chris Viehbacher, CEO of Sanofi-Aventis