Paul Nelson

Paul serves Shire Pharmaceuticals as Operational Excellence and Transformational Change Leader, leading the lean sigma continuous improvement program for the Specialty Pharma organization. Paul previously served Shire in the roles of Global Supply Chain Senior Director and Lean Leader;  Director, Global Product Supply for the GI products; and Director, Planning & Materials Management, North America. 

Prior to joining Shire, Paul served as the North America Director and General Manager for UCB BioProducts, a contract manufacturer of peptides for APIs.  Previous at UCB, Paul was Director of Pharmaceutical Business Operations at the North America Headquarters, responsible for the US Supply Chain. 

Before joining UCB Pharma, Paul’s career in engineering and production management spanned across industries such as fine chemicals, films, and textiles.
Paul received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics at Kentucky State University; B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, and an MBA in International Business at the University of South Carolina.

We have all heard the stories of failed deployments of lean six sigma programs, writes contributor Paul Nelson, so why aren't we more concerned with measuring the effectiveness of our own program?...Full Article »
In this podcast, Paul Nelson, Supply Chain Senior Director and Lean Transformation Leader at Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc., discusses what it takes to successfully prioritize and execute Lean transformation projects to align with business and organizational developments. Nelson first discusses the three main challenges of implementing Lean...Full Article »