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MES Roundtable

Seabrook Technology Group’s US Division First Annual MES Roundtable

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John Dzelme explained “Seabrook is launching this educational series to provide a medium for Medical Device and related manufacturers to learn about industry best practices and how companies can achieve operational excellence and the technology that supports such initiatives.”
This event was attended by representatives from Zimmer, Inc., Roche Diagnostics, and Medtronic.

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) have been established as the “best of breed” application for systematically enforcing regulatory compliance and quality control on the manufacturing shopfloor. Many organizations fail by implementing the wrong solution at the shopfloor level and/or are required to heavily customize their applications because they did not select the correct solution for their specific manufacturing environment. “We are here to change that!” John Dzelme proclaims.

At the MES Roundtable, John Dzelme (Regional Director of North America) gave an educational overview of MES/MOM functionalities and their roles in the manufacturing space. He highlighted the enforcement of compliance, and real-time process and specification enforcement. He also shared some best practices around manufacturing technologies, integration, and systematically complying with specific regulatory requirements published from such organizations as MESA International, GS1, FDA, and even Seabrook Technology Group.

Sean O’Sullivan (Managing Director/CEO) highlighted the keys to a successful implementation and the need for proper governance. Mr. O’Sullivan defined the key roles of Senior Executive Management and their unique responsibilities within such a complex project as an MES Implementation.

Luis Maldonado (IT Director of Zimmer, Inc.) shared a case study and key successes for his latest implementation of MES at Zimmer. He continued by sharing the methodologies that were used in order to successfully deploy a scalable, validated solution with minimal customizations. Mr. Maldonado also shared the very impressive results and savings that they have experienced just after being live for five months and the further savings that they anticipate over the years to come.

The impact on the business of moving toward a paperless manufacturing environment is brilliant and substantial. The direct and indirect savings are just as significant as the risk mitigation that the MES provides to adverse events on the shopfloor. Luis added, “The entire solution will have paid for itself in no time at all.”

John Dzelme concluded with, “If these are published best practices and we have seen successful implementations produce such amazing results by following these practices, it is incomprehensible why manufactures continue to try to solve these problems by implementing the wrong solutions or heavily customized applications to perform MES functions. We hope to provide guidance to them through these roundtable sessions to better us all as well as the industry.”

Seabrook are looking forward to the next event in the series of MES road shows on the 2nd of June in Boston – MES in MASS.

For more information on the event please contact Ian Foley, Marketing Executive, N. America and EMEA, [email protected]

Golf Tournament

5th Annual Father/Son Golf Tournament on June 21st

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Seabrook Technology Group are delighted to announce the date of the 5th Annual Father & Son Open Competition. The golf tournament will take place on the 21st of June in Douglas Golf Club. The Father & Son Open features father & son teams who compete in 18 holes at double scotch foursomes. We look forward to welcoming back last years winners, Joe and Colm Power, together with all competitors for the 2014 event.

Last year 48 teams competed in the fully booked out tournament. To secure a tee time contact Douglas Golf Club[email protected] 021 4369800

MES in Indianapolis

MES in Indianapolis

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Seabrook are proud to host the 1ST Annual Forum on Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) on Friday, 15th of May, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Indianapolis,IN, USA

The day will incorporate presentations from John Dzelme, Regional Director, Seabrook Technology Group, and
Luis Maldando, IT Associate Director, Zimmer.

A roundtable discussion will take place giving attendees a unique opportunity to ask and gather information from MES Experts and Manufacturing Industry Leaders.

Interested in attending? Contact Adrienne Dzelme – [email protected] . There are only a few places left so act fast to avoid disappointment!

Don Sheehan, Regional Operations Director EMEA, presenting at the MOBIMED Technical Happy Hour.

MES in Mirandola

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Last month Seabrook were delighted to present on the ‘Benefits of Paperless Manufacturing to Medical Device Manufacturers’ at Mirandola’s MOBIMED Technical Happy Hour.

MOBIMED is a museum with a permanent exhibition of the Mirandola biomedical district. It tells the history of the Mirandola biomedical cluster from 1962 until the present day. MOBIMED Technical Happy Hour series has been running for several years and is organized by the Director of MOBIMED, Paolo Poggioli.

The attendees, which included representatives from companies the likes of Sorin Group, Eurosets and Biascon, learnt about the true benefits of paperless manufacturing. The presentation spoke on how a true Manufatcuring Execution System provides greater operational flexibility, greater efficiency & productivity while increasing security & compliance, and more.

Mirandola is located in the Province of Modena, Italy, and is home to several medical device manufacturers including Fresenius Medical, Baxter Gambro, BTC Medical and Medica. In May 2012, a powerful earthquake hit the Mirandola area. It killed at least 17 people and collapsed churches and factories. 200 were injured. The 5.8 magnitude quake left 14,000 people homeless. The resilience of the locals is obvious in Mirandola. Huge restoration initiatives are evident in the busy town centre of this medical device manufacturing hub.

After the presentation the group discussed several topics including how fully Integrated eDHRs replace all shop floor interactions which means no ‘Paper Travelers’, no Manuals, no Drawings, etc.  All this means that there are no opportunities for error on the factory floor. MES operates in real time to enable the control of multiple elements of the production process. This was of particular interest to group and generated a lot of discussion.
Seabrook thank MOBIMED and Paolo for the opportunity to speak on the benefits surrounding MES and we look forward to returning to the region in the near future!

Expanding the Global Team

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Seabrook Technology Group are pleased to announce the expansion of our team of Manufacturing Enterprise Solution Experts. This month sees the arrival of Justin Wood, Senior MES Consultant, and Jagadish P. Upadhyaya, Senior MES Developer, to Seabrook’s global team. Justin is an MES Professional experienced in implementing manufacturing technology in regulated and non-regulated environments. Jagadish is an experienced Camstar Web Application Developer. Last month saw the introduction of Cyril Bourke as Manager, Program Management Office at Seabrook Technology Group. The objective of this appointment for Seabrook is to ensure that the engagement process with clients is managed for the total satisfaction of the customer. It will stress to the customer our commitment to quality and on-time delivery.

The new technical members of the team have spent several years in the medical device manufacturing CAMSTAR field and bring a wealth of CAMSTAR MES knowledge to the team. Justin joins Seabrook from Fresenius Medical Care .John Dzelme commented on his appointment by stating, “Justin is an experienced team lead and software engineer at all levels and with 11 plus years of hands on experience in manufacturing and software development we are delighted to bring him on board. He is one of the best Camstar people out there!”

Don Sheehan is delighted with the addition of Jagadish. Don stated that “Jagadish brings five years’ experience of Camstar manufacturing and software development with him to Seabrook. I have worked with Jagadish on various projects through my time in the manufacturing industry and was always impressed by his knowledge and expertise.”

These appointments see Seabrook maintain the expansion strategy coinciding with new office openings to cater for client needs across the globe. Sean O’Sullivan spoke on the expansion of the Seabrook Team yesterday, “It is great to see the enlargement of our team. The last two years has seen us double our workforce. We plan to continue with this growth to meet the demand of market opportunities and our current clients.”