Operational excellence was very much in evidence at Wyeth Consumer Healthcares facility in Pearl River, N.Y. and Mercks facility in Arecibo, Puerto Rico this summer, when their teams accepted Pharmaceutical Manufacturings 2006 TOTY award.
Wyeth (Photo, right) and Merck (Photo, center) opened their doors for a plant tour, during which key members of their operations teams demonstrated the work theyre doing in applying 5S and Lean principles and transfering knowledge. Both are unusually "visual" work environments; operators were enthusiastic about the work theyre doing, and extremely articulate about the impact that it is having. Both companies also celebrated, inviting many of their technical operations staff to take part.
Left (right, center, and far right): Pfizers Lou Pillai and Martin Warman; Center (left to right): Mercks Arecibo Plant Manager, Jesus Ortiz, and Team Leader Herminio Bosques; Right (left to right), Wyeths SVP of Tech Ops Peter Bigelow, Senior Director Elizabeth Twomey-Galvin, and Pearl River Managing Director Joe Vitanza.
Pfizers TOTY team (Photo, left) accepted its Catalyst award at the Automation Xchange, sponsored by Control magazine, where team members shared their views on process analytical technologies (PAT) in a panel discussion.
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