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Enterprise Ireland’s International Markets Week 2015

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It is always great to attend Enterprise Ireland’s International Markets Week and this year in the RDS Dublin was no exception. Focused on growing and developing Seabrook‘s overseas business, speaking to Enterprise Ireland at International Markets Week is always very proactive and insightful. IMW allows Irish companies the opportunity to meet EI representatives in one-on-one meetings to discuss and identify how EI can help develop and grow sales in the markets in which you have prioritized.

International Markets Week is single largest client event run by Enterprise Ireland. Over 400 Irish companies will hold over 1500 one-to-one meetings with representatives from Enterprise Ireland’s 32 overseas office. The key objective of International Markets Week is helping Irish companies increase global export sales, creating and sustaining jobs in Ireland.

University College Cork ISBP Masters students at Boston Scientific

University College Cork at Boston Scientific

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Now in the final stages of a research project investigating the challenges and opportunities that Manufacturing Execution Systems(MES) present in the manufacturing of medical devices, the ISBP group of University College Cork students were given a fantastic opportunity. Yesterday, members of the group visited Boston Scientific Cork to see an MES in action. Boston Scientific is one of the world’s leading Medical Device manufacturers with over 23,000 employees around the globe.  Camstar Medical Device Suite is the MES platform of choice for Boston Scientific.The company has been recognized for its impressive commitment to global MES and paperless manufacturing by winning Camstar’s Manufacturing Star Award.

Bausch & Lomb, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker Neurovascular, Baxter Healthcare and Zimmer Biomet are just some of the companies that are helping the students in their research. We look forward to viewing the outcome of the students work.

The UCC students at a recent site visit to Janssen Biologics in Ringaskiddy, as part of their research. Janssen is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical organisations and is part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies,the largest diversified healthcare group in the world.

UCC Students Exploring MES in Manufacturing

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Over the past two months Seabrook have been working with University College Cork (UCC) students who are currently studying a MSc ISBP (Information Systems for Business Performance). The group are carrying out a research project exploring ‘the challenges and opportunities of manufacturing execution systems (MES) in the life science manufacturing industry with an aim to recommend the characteristics of an ideal system‘.

The MSc in ISBP is a 12-month intensive course with industrially mentored collaborative projects. Students are taught from beginner level, and prepared to take up business analyst/programmer and management positions in IT departments in small, medium or large organisations, whether public or private, in the financial services, manufacturing or any sector.

We look forward to seeing the finished report and, as always, we are proud to build on our strong relationship with University College Cork.

Global Expansion to Meet Global Demands

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With the demand of companies requiring tighter and tighter processing measures, the need to implement MES is more obligatory than ever. With that, Seabrook Technology Group is expanding its global team once again. We are happy to welcome aboard manufacturing and MES experts from around the world to our global team.

Craig Adams, PMP, Senior Program Manager, N. America, joins the team from Baxter with global MES experience in the medical device manufacturing domain. Craig, has provided consultation and program management services to some of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers such as J&J, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Terumo Medical and Gambro for the past 20 years. Craig will work with Seabrook clients both sides of the Atlantic.

Shashi Mamillapalli, Senior Developer, joins the EMEA Seabrook team from Tata Consultancy where he served as a MES Camstar Developer for 7 plus years. Shashi drives our client’s satisfaction by optimizing the use of production assets and improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process. With experience of providing guidance and support for global MES roll outs to manufacturing corporations in both the pharma and medical device sector he is an expert in optimizing MES.

Adrienne Dzelme, Senior Project Coordinator, N. America, joins the Seabrook team with 19 years regulated manufacturing experience in the Medical Device arena. Adrienne began her career on the shop floor as a Production Technician in Roche Diagnostics before moving through the ranks to become a Quality Analyst and Sr. Manufacturing Specialist. A FDA Regulatory Subject Matter expert with vast experience as a packaging Team Lead for MES development/Implementation, Adrienne will be based out of the Seabrook Indianapolis office.

Rolando Erot, Senior MES Consultant, EMEA, brings more than 10 years of professional experience in Manufacturing Information Technology. Rolando is a Semiconductor MES expert with vast experience of working with the Camstar Semi Suite application in companies such as Maxim and Fairchild Semiconductor. Rolando will serve Seabrook’s Semiconductor and Medical Device manufacturing clients in N.America and EMEA.

The above additions to the team see Scott Lewis appointed to Director, Global Technology. Scott, a Camstar MES recognized expert is ‘thrilled to be leading and developing Seabrook’s global team of MES experts. This is a very exciting opportunity to build on our vision for delivering world class software and implementations to our customers’.

Craig, Adrienne, Rolando and Shashi – Welcome to the team!

MES in MASS

MES in MASS June 2nd

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1st Annual Boston Area Medical Device Forum on Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

New patient quality outcome measures and pricing pressures on U.S. healthcare hospital providers today have a trickle down effect on all medical device companies. Whether you are an early stage company planning manufacturing for fast growth or an established company looking to improve manufacturing efficiency in order to attain increased profitability, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), can offer your company answers via the following partial list of benefits:

  • Reduced Risk Exposure & Cost of Compliance
  • Improved Productivity & Increased Throughput
  • Paperless Manufacturing
  • Stabilized Supply Chain
  • UDI Compliance
  • Increased Product/Process Yields & Reduce Costs
  • Improved Profit Margins
  • Many more benefits
  • The Seabrook Technology Group USA cordially invites you to attend a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Forum featuring two local Boston area company’s case studies on how to best leverage MES to achieve operational excellence in medical devices.

THE AGENDA

  • 7.30 – 8.15 Buffet Breakfast
  • 8.30 – 9.15 Intro & Presentation (MES overview) – John Dzelme, Regional Director, N.America, Seabrook Technology Group and Scott Lewis, Director, Global Technology, Seabrook Technology Group
  • 9.15 – 10.00 MES Case Study – Zoll Medical (Metrics and lessons learned) – presented by Ken Stadtman, Operations IT Manager
  • 10.00 – 10.45 MES Case Study – ConforMIS (Metrics and lessons learned) – presented by Ray Weatherby, CAD Director
  • 10.45 – 11.30 Round Table Q & A – Hosted by John Dzelme

Learn from others’ experiences how MES may answer your company’s needs in today’s fast changing U.S healthcare market. Don’t miss out on this local opportunity to learn from these MES experts and answer questions.

1st Annual Boston Area Medical Device Forum on Manufacturing Execution Systems
Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
Westin Hotel
70 3rd Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

Learn Best Practices from MES Experts and Industry Professionals

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