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Lean Engineering

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 6 February 2013
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM | refreshments available from 6:00 PM
  • Venue
    The Ramada Hotel, Cork Road, Waterford

About the event

Joint event between the South East region and the Chemical and Process Engineering division.

Engineers and Scientists working within pharmaceutical companies are facing an increasingly competitive situation.  Both customers and regulatory bodies are requesting that appropriate statistical analysis is conducted to demonstrate robustness.  This is true at development through to manufacturing and applies to the product and to the test method.  Scientists and engineers are required to have knowledge of techniques such as measurement system analysis, process capability, process control, hypothesis testing, regression, ANOVA and DOE.  These are all techniques familiar to Six Sigma Black Belts but is there a way of learning these techniques short of committing to a Black Belt program?  This talk will discuss our experience of working within the industry and how we feel that the statistical competency within a department / organisation can be enhanced.

About the speaker

Kevin Phelan BTech MSc IQF certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt - Senior Consultant & Trainer – Lean & Six Sigma Toolkit

Kevin graduated from the University of Limerick in 1989.  Before becoming a full time consultant he worked for the Ford Motor Company and Harris Semiconductor.  He specialises in the area of Lean and Six Sigma toolkit skills transfer and has trained hundreds of personnel across all industry sectors including pharmaceutical, medical devices, financial services, automotive, electronics and semi conductor.  He has consulted on projects yielding several €M savings to client companies.  A gifted trainer, Kevin makes statistical methodology an interesting and lively learning experience. He holds a Masters Degree in Design of Experiments from the University of Limerick.

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Admission is free and all are welcome but you should book your place at this event by contacting Sarah Flynn at or 086 6069678.