The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)’s Gilson Bootstrapping Series will feature the success of a program from UW–Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) that has helped companies around the world improve quality and processes, reduce lead time and cost, and increase their bottom line.
The session, scheduled for March 6 at 5 p.m. at the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, will include EPD’s Frank Rath and Carl Vieth, directors of this leading-edge program, as well as representatives from NeoClone, the Madison-based biotech company that implemented EPD’s program to successfully transform its processes.
Attendees to the panel will hear:
- How one company reduced quality defects by implementing a qualification process for key raw materials and a functional testing protocol to verify their biotech lab processes to significantly reduce nonproductive periods
- How redesigning the initial customer request process to more accurately define expectations increased one company’s business
- How one company developed a method using a “gold standard” to qualify their lab processes and a simple project communication tool to reduce lead time and order backlogs
- How performing a simple risk assessment using failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) increases the probability of success while reducing the number of false starts and failures
This event is free—register here.