NetPoint’s Role in Pharmaceutical Production Planning
Dan Molnar presents how Merck uses NetPoint to support project production planning. For more than 125 years, Merck has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of their mission to save and improve lives. A part of this mission is minimizing health care costs by efficiently managing corporate capital in bringing new products to market. To this end, Merck strives to utilize lean methods to identify and eliminate waste on project timelines and to improve performance through standard work. Much of this is achieved through the project production planning method. This presentation reviews how Merck uses NetPoint in development and implementation of project production plans.
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Dan Molnar, Project Controls Director – US, has over 28 years in capital project and program management in the pharmaceutical industry. He has experience in all phases of pharmaceutical capital management from concept development through licensure. He has also developed and maintained global portfolio management systems. In many of his roles, he has deployed innovative and effective tools to facilitate communication throughout the organization. He also has a six-sigma green belt and is involved in many corporate initiatives to implement lean methodologies (including Project Production Planning).