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RISK BASED PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: FMEA Guidelines

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) determines and maintains quality standards governing the automotive industry and its many layers of suppliers. These standards have been adopted widely throughout other manufacturing and service industries. Their Potential Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) reference manual provides a definitive guideline on conducting both design and process FMEAs in manufacturing.

THE IMPACT OF LEAN ON ORDER ENTRY

This neat little 5 min case study demonstrates very clearly the benefits of the lean approach in the office. Enjoy!

FUTURE IN PHARMACEUTICALS CONFERENCE: Croke Park, Dublin, 22nd February 2017

This year’s theme is energy efficiency in the Irish pharmaceutical, medical & chemical manufacturing sector. Attendees will include who are responsible for the energy efficiency, environmental policies and financial performance of their operation within Ireland. Energy efficiency is a key objective of the lean six sigma community in Ireland and supported by a number of sponsored initiatives such as the IDA and Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Green sponsored programmes, and UL’s Lean Energy and Water green belt programme.
Click on the title to view the conference details and register.

PLEASE HELP THE HOMELESS

As in previous years we have donated a portion of our focus-irelandprofits to our sponsored charity, Focus Ireland. While we at Cordatus are working to enable those who can, the wonderful people at Focus Ireland are working to enable those who can’t.

OFFICE OPENING HOURS NEW YEAR 2017

Our office closes for annual leave on the afternoon of Thursday December 22nd, and re-opens for business on Monday 9th January 2017.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FOR 2017: Customised training courses

Tell me and I hear, show me and I learn, involve me and I can do’. So said the Chinese philosopher Xunzi way back in 200 BC. Please click on the title link to view a sample of courses we design around your specific needs, tailoring the content to address the gaps you want to close. Email brushe@cordatus.ie or call Bernie on 091-870708 if you’d like to find out more.

TECH TIP: ESSENTIAL EXCEL 2013 & 2016

In our race to use the shiniest and most advanced statistical tool, we sometimes forget that Excel provides many features that enable us to tabulate, graph, interrogate and understand our data in a comprehensive way. Please click on either of the links Excel 2013 or Excel 2016 to view an excellent series of videos provided by Sali Kaceli on the use of Excel.

MOVING FROM DATA PARALYSIS TO PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS: 22nd November 2016, Ringaskiddy, Cork

The very active ISPE branch in Cork brings us this day-long seminar on data management. At the National Maritime College in Ringaskiddy, speakers from J&J, Pfizer, GSK and Shire, amongst others, will present case studies and discuss their data analysis challenges. To book, please click on the title link.

ICBE LEAN BEST PRACTICE VISIT TO LAKE REGION MEDICAL: 23rd November 2016, New Ross, Wexford

Winners of a Bronze Shingo medal, Lake Region Medical in New Ross will host this best practice visit, facilitated by the Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE). Please click on the title link to book a place.

TECH TIP: 5S TRAINING VIDEO – ‘The 5S’s at Boeing’

This oldie but goodie is still the best 5S training video on the market. It clearly demonstrates local involvement in, and ownership of, the process. To order, please click on the title link. Buy ‘The 5S’s at Boeing ‘ only. The second video doesn’t add much to the 5S body of knowledge.