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Operational Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Striving for World Class

Sep 17, 2020
9:00 AM
3:00 PM
| Eastern Standard Time
  • Webinar
  • Virtual
  • Online


The one-day conference will not only draw on the development of Operational Excellence (OPEX) in the pharmaceutical industry but provide first-hand insights on the current state and latest research results. Hereby, the Institute of Technology Management would like to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its OPEX Benchmarking approach. In addition to these research perspectives, guest speakers will share their impressions of the industry's pathway to OPEX. Therefore, participants will experience what it takes to become World Class in manufacturing.

Institute of Technology Management

The Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen is the leading research institution in the field of Operational Excellence (OPEX) in the pharmaceutical industry and has been conducting research as well as industry projects for 15 years, accumulating the largest independent OPEX Benchmarking in the world.


  • Thursday, September 17

    9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Welcome & Introduction to OPEX

    9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    OPEX in Pharma: From Innocence to World Leading

    10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Coffee Break

    10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    St. Gallen benchmarking & Assessment Approach

    11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Pfizer's Integrated Manufacturing Excellence Approach

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Lunch Break

    1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Learnings from FDA's Quality metrics Initiative

    1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    St. Gallen FDA Reserach Insights

    2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Member $630
Non-member $630

*Registration fee includes virtual participation and an OPEX book!

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