Shingo Discover workshop will showcase the very best of Ipsen, a global pharmaceutical company

Our March Shingo Discover workshop will showcase the very best of Ipsen, a global pharmaceutical company which sells more than 20 drugs in more than 115 countries and a direct commercial presence in 30 Countries.

With 4,900 employees worldwide, Ipsen’s ambition is to become a leading Global Biotech Company focused on innovation and speciality care. Ipsen’s  fields of expertise cover  Oncology, Neurosciences and Rare Diseases. (adult and pediatric)

The Ipsen Wrexham team, who plan to challenge for the Shingo Prize next summer and will open their doors to Shingo Discover delegates on March 20th and 21st to learn more opportunities to improve from the delegates who attend and give feedback from a ‘fresh eyes’ view.

During this two-day interactive introduction to the principles of the Shingo Model, delegates will see at first-hand Ipsen’s impressive problem solving, continuous improvement, visual management and staff engagement.

Ken Jones, is the Director of Enterprise Excellence at Ipsen Wrexham and he is responsible for the application, collaboration and submission for the site SHINGO Challenge.

He said: “We hosted a Discover workshop in September which went very well for our first event of this type in Wrexham.  Feedback was very, very positive and the fresh eyes approach has given us work to do. For delegates, seeing our engaged workforce in action was the highlight.

“We have Pillar Champions – our KPI boards are owned by the team. We’ve had some great observations and opportunities identified by Shingo delegates.

“The Wrexham site has great visual management and every team visualises how the information can work in teams, across the site and across the Ipsen group as well as a good system for improvement ideas, and modern maintenance techniques. “

Ipsen Wrexham has now gone through a Manufacturing Institute Shingo Benchmarking Assessment and the team plan to challenge for the Shingo Prize next year.

Says Ken: “The great thing about the Shingo benchmarking assessment is that there were no surprises. Even better is that it has specifically identified where we can close the gap.”

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