Efficient execution of biologics manufacturing – The role of Finite Scheduling systems as part of sound business process from planning to floor operations.

14th February 2018 | 10AM EST | Gloria Gadea-Lopez, Ph.D., John Maguire and Megan Rabideau |WATCH FOR FREE

The success of manufacturing relies on the availability of all the resources –personnel, materials, equipment, work instructions – , orchestrated in such a way that the operations proceed in an efficient and predictable manner.  This webinar describes the implementation of a finite scheduling system for biologics production, the foundational work required prior to project launch, lessons learned, and benefits achieved from this deployment.

Presented by Gloria Gadea-Lopez, Ph.D., John Maguire and Megan Rabideau

Gloria Gadea-Lopez, Ph.D. is Director of Business Operations Management at the Shire Lexington, MA manufacturing site. She has over 15 years of experience implementing electronic applications for biopharmaceutical manufacturing and their associated compliance practices. She has led the deployment of integrated tools for data analytics, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), historians, machine vision and more recently, finite scheduling. She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (BS), Food Science (MS) and a Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering. Her team is responsible for business operations analysis and operations technology for the Lexington MA Biologics site. Of particular interest is the impact of single use systems (disposables) on MES, automation and data analytics.



John Maguire is the Associate Director of Manufacturing Systems at Shire’s Lexington, MA site. His main area of expertise is the application of process engineering and operational technology for life sciences. He has over 15 years of process engineering experience, including functional specification development and start-up of several drug substance manufacturing facilities in Ireland and the United States. John led the design and onboarding of single-use systems for Shire’s Lexington, MA manufacturing facility, which won an honorable mention for Facility of the Year in 2011. As a subject matter expert, John provides operations technology perspective for ERP and more recently to finite scheduling systems at Shire. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Science.





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