Continuous Improvement in the Healthcare Manufacturing Industry: A Practical Guide, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Continuous Improvement in the Healthcare Manufacturing Industry

A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

By Valerie Bland

CRC Press

176 pages

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pub: 1999-09-30
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Written specifically for the pharmaceutical industry, Continuous Improvement in the Healthcare Manufacturing Industry provides proven methods for cutting costs and improving overall performance according to industry standards. Rather than viewing continuous improvement as a management-led initiative, the author takes a bottom-up approach that involves getting the workforce behind the initiative and then bringing management on board, creating a culture that gives organizations a better and more lasting commitment. She addresses problems that can arise from regulatory pressures, short patent life, competition, right-sizing, and outmoded processes.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Diagnosis

Evaluation

Planning and Implementing

Review

Standards and Share

BENEFITS OF CONTINUOS IMPROVEMENT

Quality

Case Studies

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

MANAGING THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

Role of the Senior Management

Role of the Continuous Improvement Manager

Role of the Facilitator

RECOGNITION AND REWARD

CREATING IMPROVEMENT AT ALL LEVELS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION

Problem Solving (PA)

Decision Making (MA)

Potential Problem Analysis (PPA)

Situation Appraisal (SA)

EXAMPLES OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT USED IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Preventing Line Clearance Failures

Validation Checklists

The Cartoner Rejects

Dummy Packs for Setup

Measuring the Bubbles

Cracked Spoons

The Pit Stop Approach to Line Changeovers

WHY SOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMMES FAIL

Lack of Top Management Commitment and Support

Trying to Run a Continuous Improvement Programme without the Essential Building Blocks

Coping with the Two-Year Blues

Lack of Personal Conviction by the Programme Leaders/Trainers

Choosing the Wrong Reward and Recognition System

Lack of Trained Facilitators

Stopping the Programme Midway

Lack of Practical Examples in the Training

Focusing on the "Don't Want Tos"

GETTING STARTED

APPENDIX

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED035000
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology