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Arrow Down November's Professional Development Meeting (PDM)

"Cost Reductions and Improved Quality Performance
Case Study: Application of a Manufacturing Execution System"

Presented by Jerry Gonzalez, P.E., MBA, CSCP, CPIM, CQE
Business Systems Manager
B Braun Medical, Inc.

November 14, 2018

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Standard operating procedures are designed to ensure that products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meet requirements for safety, integrity, and quality. All tasks identified in a procedure must be recorded in a batch history document; “If it is not recorded, it never happened”. Besides the out of compliance issues implicated, procedure deviations may cause backorders, material losses, and inefficiencies that have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line and reputation.

This case study shows how the implementation of a Manufacturing Execution System reduced costs and improved quality performance indicators.

Arrow Down Who should attend ?

Supply chain professionals looking for strategies to improve productivity, lower costs, and gain a competitive edge.

* PDMs earn 1 Unit for Certification Maintenance

Arrow Down About our speaker

Jerry Gonzalez is a Professional Engineer with experience in the manufacturing of Large Volume Parenterals and Medical Devices. He has held positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Management. As Business Systems Manager at B Braun Medical, Inc., he is responsible for the functional support of the site SAP ERP system and two Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Jerry shares his MES knowledge and experiences speaking at domestic and international conferences. As an APICS volunteer, he has held various leadership positions, including chapter president and District Manager. Jerry is also an adjunct faculty member of the California State University, Fullerton campus.

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Arrow Down Future Meetings

December 2018

- no meeting

January 16, 2019

- Networking event

February 20, 2019

- Coming soon

March 20, 2019

- Coming soon

April 17, 2018

- Coming soon

May 15, 2019

- Coming soon

June 19, 2019

- Coming soon




LOCATION: Double Tree Club Hotel
ADDRESS: 7 Hutton Centre Drive,
Santa Ana, CA 92707

5:30 to 6:30 pm

6:30 to 7:15 pm
PRESENTATION: 7:15 to 8:30 pm
COST: $25 Members
$30 Non-mem's
$15 Students
$15 OC Board
AT THE DOOR: $30 Members
$35 Non-mem's
$20 Students
$15 OC Board
DATES: Third Wednesday of the Month (10/year - see events calendar)

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