In my career as an Operational Excellence (OE) practitioner the life sciences I have found a number of professional certifications to be extremely useful – not so much for the piece of paper, but rather for the value I gained through education and preparation that went into it. This set of certifications goes beyond the typical Six Sigma belts to cover other knowledge areas I’ve found extremely relevant to my OE work. Specifically, I’m thinking of OE Concepts and Tools, Project Management, Life Sciences Industry Knowledge and Facilitation Skills. In this blog post, I would like to share information about these and also list several additional certifications which I hope to acquire in the future.
Archive for February, 2011
I recently had the privilege of speaking with five different life science companies who have completed a tier one ERP implementation during the last year or two. All were quite helpful in offering words of wisdom for those just embarking on this journey. I was struck by the similarities of their advice, while at the same time reminded that it’s really all about the fundamentals.
Life Science companies face an incredible range of risks in their business environment. Risks for these companies may include a broad spectrum ranging from drug candidate development through commercialization and lifecycle management. In recent years, Life Science companies have faced increased scrutiny on quality and operational risks, in particular supply chain risk management.