April 2016 | Seabrook Technology Group

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Pictured from left is guest speaker Dave McDermaid, Siemens PLM Software Business Development Consultants;Sean O’Sullivan, Seabrook Managing Director; and speaker Brian Dilleen, Zimmer Biomet Worldwide MES lead as Seabrook Technology Group held the first ‘Preparing for Industry 4.0’ conference for life sciences industries in Dublin today. Industry 4.0 describes the onset of mass digitisation of manufacturing. Its impact will be particularly important for the life sciences sector here, as Ireland is one of the largest exporters of medical devices in Europe.Seabrook is Siemens PLM Software channel partner in Ireland and the UK.

Seabrook hosts first Industry 4.0 conference for life sciences in Ireland

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Seabrook was delighted to hold the first Preparing for Industry 4.0 conference for life sciences industries in Dublin.

The conference was an extremely positive and engaging one, attended by many of the leading medical device manufacturers and life science companies in Ireland.

Ireland is one of the biggest exporters of medical products in Europe, with annual exports worth €8.5 billion, and Industry 4.0 will have a significant impact on the sector.

Opening the conference, our Managing Director Sean O’Sullivan said that Industry 4.0 will also have a social impact on the entire country.

Our Global Chief Operating Officer John Dzelme then gave an extremely insightful presentation on the technologies crucial for success in Industry 4.0 – MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) and PLM (Product Lifecycle Manufacturing.)

John commented: “Ireland is a world-class centre of excellence for medical devices and technology. Eighteen of the 25 biggest medical tech companies in the world are based in Ireland. If we want to continue as a world leader in this sector, organisations need to be ready for the unprecedented transformations that will come with Industry 4.0. Executive briefings such as the one we are hosting today, are aimed at informing and educating the life-sciences sector on the need to adopt technologies that are seen as ‘advanced’ now, but that will be standard in a few short years.”

We were very proud to also have guest speakers from Siemens PLM Software. Ian Walls and Dave McDermaid, Business Development Consultants,  both gave gave very engaging presentations which prompted much interaction from the attendees. Ian Walls focused on the topic of ‘Image to Implant’ while Dave McDermaid spoke about the benefits of PLM in the Digital Factory.

Brian Dilleen, Worldwide MES Lead with Zimmer Biomet, closed the presentations with a fascinating case study into the successes of MES at the company.

The conference closed with an engaging round-table discussion about the challenges and vast improvements that will come with Industry 4.0.

Speaking after the event, Sean O’Sullivan commented “There was significant interest in our conference today with a number of leading life sciences organisations in attendance. At Seabrook, we are seeing a steady increase in the numbers of medical device companies seeking information and expertise on PLM and MES technologies. The advanced technologies of the ‘smart factory’ enable products to be virtually created and extensively tested, before a single screw is ever turned in real life. It means that products reach the market as much as 50% faster. These technologies will be the difference between success and failure for life science organisations in the not so distant future.”

The term Industry 4.0 was coined in Germany and is used to describe the fourth industrial revolution or the era of ‘smart factories.’ This will see a merging of the digital and physical worlds to create a new type of enterprise. It will lead to unprecedented levels of manufacturing efficiency. For consumers, it will mean enhanced product quality, improved compliance with regulations and ultimately better products at a better price.

Seabrook’s next event is the highly informative and free webinar on Siemen’s Teamcenter Rapid Start on May 12th. For more details, or to register your place, see seabrookglobal.com/software/teamcenter-rapid-start-product-lifecycle-management

Pictured, from left, is guest speaker Dave McDermaid, Siemens PLM Software Business Development Consultant, Sean O’Sullivan, Seabrook Managing Director, and guest speaker Brian Dilleen, Zimmer Biomet Worldwide MES Lead at the Preparing for Industry 4.0 conference. 

John Dzelme Industry 4.0 article

Seabrook’s John Dzelme talks Industry 4.0 with Business and Finance

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Our Global Chief Operating Officer, John Dzelme, was asked by Business and Finance to contribute a guest blog on the topic of Industry 4.0. John wrote a piece for the popular website about the impact that Industry 4.0 will have on the Irish life science sector. He discussed the far-reaching implications that Industry 4.0 will have on the manufacture of goods, especially the manufacture of medical devices.

John Dzelme is global chief operating officer with Seabrook and is one of our resident MES experts. John leads global operations for the company and is an internationally recognized expert in (manufacturing execution systems (MES), lean manufacturing and manufacturing intelligence strategies. He is committed to driving operational excellence through the use of technology, particularly in the life sciences sector.

You can read the full article on the Business and Finance website. 


Seabrook in Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council newsletter

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Our Global Chief Operating Officer John Dzelme was recently invited to contribute to the newsletter of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council.

John wrote about ‘The MES Solution’ and discussed how MES technology will enable organizations to systematically enforce compliance, enhance product quality, eliminate waste and promote continuous improvement. MES will also be of great significance to medical device manufacturers remaining competitive in Industry 4.0.

Click here to read the full piece

Seabrook was delighted to contribute to this very important publication for medical device manufacturers in Indiana.

John will also be speaking about MES technology at our ‘Preparing for Industry 4.0’ roadshow in Dublin on Monday April 25th.

For more information on the event, or to book your place see https://www.seabrookglobal.com/preparing-for-industry-4-0/

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CAMSTAR MES in California

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Seabrook is very much looking forward to attending our partner CAMSTAR MES’s upcoming MES workshop and plant tour at Fresenius Medical Care centre in Concord, California on April 20th. Our Global Chief Operating Officer, John Dzelme – an internationally recognised expert in MES, will chair an engaging roundtable discussion on Leveraging MES for Continuous Improvement at this exclusive event.

Seabrook has been a long term partner of CAMSTAR®, a Siemens company, and we are delighted to be taking part in an event that showcases the many and considerable benefits of MES.

There will also be a tour of the Fresenius plant, where the company will demonstrate how it uses CAMSTAR® MES in its daily operations to ensure high product quality and regulatory compliance. Other discussions, which Seabrook will contribute to, include how MES can drive business decision making, lean and continuous improvement, product traceability and FDA Case for Quality.

For more information, see ww.camstar.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com

Image: Seabrook Global Chief Operating Officer John Dzelme giving an MES presentation.

Seabrook attends Industry 4.0 seminar at Limerick Institute of Technology

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Industry 4.0 is undoubtedly the challenge of our time and Seabrook has found itself at an increasing number of events focusing on the theme of the Smart Factory in recent times. On March 31st, we were delighted to attend the ‘SME 2016 and Industry 4.0’ seminar at Limerick Institute of Technology, where there were a number of hugely informative presentations on the impact of digitisation on the future of manufacturing.

The clear message was that there are 3 key factors necessary for success in Industry 4.0; people, products and processes. And if organisations neglect one of these central aspects, they will fail to prepare for the age of digitisation.

There were fantastic presentations all focusing on this key message by Liam Browne, VP Enterprise, Research and Development at LIT, Adrian Long of J&J and Shane Loughlin of SL Controls. Dr Christopher Rude also discussed the German experience of Industry 4.0 while John Cosgrove, Tech Director of the ACORN research centre at LIT gave a short but very insightful presentation.

Seabrook will hold its own ‘Preparing for Industry 4.0’ roadshow in Dublin on Monday April 25th, where Seabrook experts and guest speakers from Siemens and Zimmer Biomet will discuss the advanced technologies of MES and PLM and the significant role they will play in digitisation. For more information, or to book a place, see www.seabrookglobal.com/preparing-for-industry-4-0.