Where Do You Find The Inspiration To Lead And Innovate?
By Bob Chew, ISPE Annual Meeting Chairman
Every decision ever made by any manager involves an element of risk management. What technology to employ? Is it proven? Will it reduce manufacturing problems? Should process development be given more time? How can I best meet compliance requirements, assure quality, and maximize production throughput? How large should the project team be, and who should be responsible for what? How much do I invest in quality build in order to reduce schedule risk, but within budget parameters? What are best practices, and what resources are available to manager risks to the supply chain? How will local government regulations concerning environmental, labor and GMPs impact my project?
They say knowledge is power, but knowledge is basic to successful risk management and decision-making. What are your sources for knowledge? Colleagues? Internal company sources (and where do they come from)? Journals? Internet? What is the genesis of innovation – at least with respect to GMS-regulated manufacturing? Not just new molecules, or the latest automation technology, but innovation with respect to project to project delivery, quality systems, supply chain assurance…the list goes on. Are your ideas innovative? Where do you find inspiration for innovation?
The 2013 ISPE Annual Meeting offers a multitude of opportunities for discovery: Insightful presentations, thought-provoking new approaches, case studies, vendor exhibits, regulatory forums, executive symposia. This year’s Annual Meeting offers these opportunities and more giving you the added knowledge to be more impactful in your job or to help advance your career in a new direction.
Whether you are managing production, technology, people, or projects or whether you are a young professional or a grey-hair like me, this year’s annual Meeting has something for you.
© 2013 ISPE