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Process and Operational Excellence - Knowledge Sharing of Best Practices in the Biomedical Industry

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 19 April 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    The Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Fee
    Early Bird Member: €195
    Early Bird Non-Member: €245
    Early Bird rate expires 1 April

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.




This inaugural event will bring together Irish based leaders in process and operational excellence within the medical device/biomedical industry.  This one-day seminar will focus on shared learning of best practices in continuous improvement activities to optimise manufacturing efficiency to consistently deliver quality products and minimise waste (e.g. cost, defects).

Programme and Speakers

Speakers include:

  • Kieran Fitzgerald, Associate Continuous Improvement Manager, Stryker - “8th Waste: Talent”
  • T.P Fanning, Consultant, Cordatus - "Measurement Systems Analysis"
  • James Herbert, Production Manager, Boston Scientific Clonmel - “Visual Factory/ WIT & Supervision”
  • Kevin Heffernan, General Manager, Nypro - “Benefit of Audit to Drive standards & Improvement”
  • David Keane, Associate Director, Manufacturing, Zimmer Biomet  - “Continuous Improvement in a Medical Device Start Up”
  • Barry O' Driscoll, Operational Excellence Manager, Boston Scientific Galway - "Line Performance System"
  • Barry Heavey,  Life Science Practice Lead, Director, Accenture - "Industry 4.0 - Perspectives from the UK and Other Industries
  • Noel Hennessy, Consultant
  • Declan McAree, Business Development Manager, IDA Ireland

Who should attend

  • This seminar provides Industry professionals with the opportunity to engage in a day of technical and practical learning through the presentation of case studies. 
  • Engineering/life sciences students interested in a career in the biomedical sector and in learning more about the opportunities open to them and the latest industry developments.
  • Anybody with an interest in biomedical technology and/or operational excellence and the very important contribution it makes to the Irish economy.

Make a Booking

19 April 2018


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.