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Jon Wetzel

OpEx for 2013 – Crystal Ball Predictions

To look forward we need to first look back. From 2008-2012 we saw big pharma collide creating larger companies. Genentech-Roche, Novartis-Alcon, Pfizer-Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline-Human Genome Sciences just to name a few. During this same time frame the economies of the world have seen crashes and upheavals causing some of these same companies to “trim” their workforces. What does all this mean for 2013?

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: March 8, 2013
Tags: biotech, small biotech, Operational Excellence, OpEx, pharmaceutical excellence, Genentech-Roche, Novartis-Alcon, big pharma 2013, pharma predictions 2013, Jon Wetzel, GlaxoSmithKline-Human Genome Sciences, Pfizer-Wyeth


Jon Wetzel

Doctor Who – Change Agent with a TARDIS

What lean business knowledge can we learn from a fictitious doctor that travels through space and time in a shiny police box? Let’s discuss.

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: January 14, 2013
Tags: Lean, lean business knowledge, lean pharma, Jon Wetzel


Jon Wetzel

Chunk it or Choke on it!

We’ve finished the future state map on how to fix the entire system but it’s going to take us at least a year, involve a ton of man hours and cost a lot of money. It also involves every department and it’s going to triple our daily work load until we get all the bugs worked out.” Have you heard this before? Did the idea flash and then fizzle? Next time….Chunk it!

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: October 18, 2012
Tags: Jon Wetzel, project management, future state map, Project Management Professional


Jon Wetzel

Hand Waver or Hand Shaker

The Queen waved to 80,000 attendees and 700 million viewers at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics. I doubt we all saw her wave and I’m certain she didn’t see me wave back.

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: August 7, 2012
Tags: Jon Wetzel, Communication, business relationships


Jon Wetzel

Being A Lean “Action Hero”

Every meeting/discussion needs an action hero to keep us honest and on task so step up to the challenge and make a difference in your workplace.

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: June 7, 2012
Tags: Lean, Process, meetings management, Jon Wetzel


Jon Wetzel

Whose Lab Kung Fu is Best?

In the movies no single person ever had the best Kung-Fu right from the start of the film. There were strikes on both sides and you saw that they quickly learned the strengths and weaknesses about themselves and their opponent.

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: April 5, 2012
Tags: Jon Wetzel, lab, lab manager, scientific lab environment, lab master, Lab Kung Fu


Jon Wetzel

Being An Instrument of Change

Ask your colleague, “How can I make it easier for you when transferring over these products?” By doing this you are making the job easier for you and for them. How?

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: January 23, 2012
Tags: Jon Wetzel, Change Management, leadership


Jon Wetzel

Top 5 things You Need to Know about Inventory

Inventory is one of the primary wastes in lean thinking and is also the hardest for people to change their mindset about. I’ve compiled my list of the top 5 items you need to know in order to understand the downfall of having Inventory laying around.

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: November 30, 2011
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Jon Wetzel

Today’s Countermeasure is Tomorrow’s Standard

Areas of rapid growth and change cycle their “standard” processes quickly. Those that do manufacturing are much slower at developing countermeasures because of the checks and balances that need to be taken into consideration during implementation.

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: November 2, 2011
Tags: Jon Wetzel, processes, process change, standards, countermeasures


Jon Wetzel

Process Mapping: Where am I NOW?

If you don’t know where you are or where you’re going then why are you surprised when you get lost? In today’s world we KNOW the benefits of Google Maps or having a GPS in our cars so why aren’t we using process maps to guide our business improvements?

by: Jon Wetzel
Published: September 27, 2011
Tags: Jon Wetzel, process maps, processes, business improvement, process mapping


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