Best Improvement Programme (Honorary): Catalent Pharma Solutions

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Catalent Pharma Solutions, a supplier to the pharmaceutical industry, reviews its operational excellence metrics - Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost - from a customer perspective on a weekly basis. Those metrics - displayed in a balanced scorecoard - form the backbone of their continuous improvement programme and helps to make sure that they're on track to deliver worry-free and consistent products and services to their customers.

The company set up their continuous improvement programme three years ago and have now grown to run 200+ Kaizens per yar with 100+ trained green belt resources. Since the programme was set up, they have improved safety by 63% and increased the number of on time customer deliveries from 88% (in 2009) to 99% last year. For their outstanding results, Catalent Pharma Solutions received a PEX Network honorary mention for Best Mature Business Improvement Programme. This downloadable presentation details their Continuous Improvement programme in more detail.

Want to find out more? Sridhar Krishnan, Vice President Global Operations at Catalent Pharma Solutions, talks about the keys to success and how the company is making continuous improvement and innovation more than just a slogan in this Process Perspectives interview. Listen here.