Seminar 3: Quality and Health & Safety, Data and It

  • AM Session : QUALITY AND HEALTH & SAFETY
    • January 26, 2016
      • 8:00 am - 8:55 amRegistration, Coffee and Networking
      • 9:30 am - 9:45 am Graham Healy- Management System ConsultantPresentation Title: The benefits of ISO certification to Irish industry Presentation Synopsis: I will outline the benefits for Irish companies to achieving certification to various ISO standards (quality, environmental, health & safety). Amongst the benefits are improved business performance, better tendering and marketing opportunities and helping to ensure compliance with legislation.
      • 9:45 am - 10:00 am Ken Harney- MSc Safety Specialist, Teck IrelandPresentation Title: Leadership and safety excellence Presentation Synopsis: In Ireland workplace accidents cost the economy approximately €3 billion per annum. There are many ways to increase safety performance and many reasons why a good safety performance is important. Research has shown that effective leadership is one of the ways to improve safety performance and help an organisation work towards achieving safety excellence. Leadership has been shown to be both a function of those in formally appointed leadership positions and employees. However, more than one leadership style is required to achieve excellence in safety and senior personnel must lead by example and empower employees to be leaders through safety citizenship behaviours. A combination of transactional and empowering leadership from those in official leadership positions built on a solid safety management system is required. A safety excellence model which was developed as a result of research I carried out demonstrates this. As the model will show trust relationships between those in formally appointed leadership positions and employees is vital for an organisation to achieve safety excellence.
      • 10:00 am - 10:15 am Dr. Paul Cummins- MD, Sea ChangePresentation Title: Going Beneath the Surface: An exploratory investigation into the attitudes leading to unsafe behaviours within a food processing multinational organisation. Presentation Synopsis: Paul will be looking at the core human beliefs and attitudes that lead to unsafe behaviours in the workplace based on theoretical knowledge and evidence based research. Paul will then examine ways in which organisations can increase safe behaviours in the workplace through engagement methods, transparent communication and establishing real local ownership from the ground up. Paul will present real-world case studies as examples of best practice behavioural interventions leading to behavioural breakthroughs and improved safety results.
      • 10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break and Networking
      • 10:50 am - 11:05 am James Gorry- Health & Safety PresenterPresentation Title: Impact Presentation Presentation Synopsis: This presentation deals with the consequences of not obeying the rules in the workplace. The importance of health and safety is clearly shown throughout this presentation. It’s not only knowing the rules but enforcing people to obey them as well as knowing them.
      • 11:05 am - 11:20 am Chris Dawkins- Quality Manager, Cartamundi Ireland Ltd.Presentation Title: ISO9001:2015 – What Changed? Presentation Synopsis: The latest revision of ISO9001 was published in September 2015. What has changed since the last revision in 2008? What are the implications for accredited organisations and those who may be seeking accreditation for the first time?
      • 11:20 am - 11:35 am Mary Darlington – Director, Darlington ConsultingPresentation title: Safety Leadership - the game changer Presentation synopsis: I will outline what Safety Leadership is, what it requires Senior and other managers to do, a bad example of it and why it is a game changer when it comes to moving health and safety performance up several gears to achieve safety excellence.
      • 11:35 am - 11:50 amKieran Mooney- Sales and Marketing, CILTPresentation Title: Innovation in Road Haulage Safety Compliance Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 11:50 am - 12:05 pmIta Leyden – Managing Director of Leyden Consulting EngineersPresentation title: Ergonomics in Practice Presentation synopsis: This presentation will give a brief overview of the practical application in ergonomics in both manufacturing and office based environments. Not only can poor ergonomic design increase the risk of injury and ill-health in the workplace but can also contribute to reduced productivity and poor quality. Ita will overview some of the common ergonomic assessment tools which can be used to identify various concerns and using case studies will demonstrate the benefits of good ergonomic design.
      • 12:05 pm - 12:20 pm John Mcauley – CEIPresentation Title: Introduction to new Physical Agents Directive for Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Presentation Synopsis: Directive 2013/35/EU – Electromagnetic Fields regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from Electromagnetic Fields will be mandatory for all employers from 1 July 2016 and will be enforced in Ireland by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). This presentation is designed to help you understand how the work you carry out may be affected by the EMF Directive. A risk assessment of electromagnetic fields at the workplace (if necessary including measurements) should be carried out. The employer shall eliminate or reduce to a minimum the risks that arise from electromagnetic fields at the workplace in line with the principles of the Directive. If relevant action levels are exceeded, the employer shall implement an action plan in order to prevent the exposure limit values being exceeded. Special attention is paid to workers at particular risks (pregnant, living with implanted medical devices) including individual risk assessment.
    PM Session : DATA AND IT
    • January 26, 2016
      • 12:20 pm - 1:20 pmLunch and Networking
      • 1:20 pm - 1:35 pm Roy Rothwell – Senior Consultant, Professional Services, eMaint EMEA Ltd.Presentation title: SOPs and Process Control Documentation Presentation synopsis: Review the benefits of why you should document CMMS Business Processes and associated Workflows (Asset, Work and Inventory Management, etc.) as a best practice ensuring quality maintenance, stores and inventory management activities.
      • 1:35 pm - 1:50 pm Ray Armstrong- Managing Director, RaymondBrian StrategiesPresentation Title: “The importance of an ICT strategy … now more than ever” Presentation Synopsis: The presentation will aim to impart business leaders, MDs and CEOs with knowledge to assess their current Information and Communications Technology strategies (ICT) and highlight evolving areas of ICT that can have a positive business impact. The ICT world changes rapidly, changes have occurred in recent times that are very pertinent to how ICT can be managed now and in the future. These changes (including the use of cloud technologies and services) are very beneficial to businesses today, approaches to disaster recovery and business continuity have also advanced. The ICT communications landscape has also changed bringing with it cost savings. The presentation will be vendor and technology agnostic and will be an honest reflection of what is currently happening within the ICT industry and how advancements in ICT service delivery can assist a business. The presentation will be conducting using business as opposed to IT speak.
      • 1:50 pm - 2:05 pm Keith Bowen – General Manager, LZ LifesciencePresentation Title: Developing the Business Case for MES Presentation Synopsis: Over the past 10-15 years companies that have implemented MES have seen ongoing, quantifiable benefits in terms of improving efficiency and reducing errors. However the planning and implementation of such a project can seem like a minefield. In this presentation Keith discusses in his experience, where to start, key considerations and how to ensure project implementation success.
      • 2:05 pm - 2:20 pm Dr. Jason Roche – Industry liaison specialist, Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC)Presentation Title: High Performance Computing in Manufacturing Presentation Synopsis: In his presentation Jason shall introduce ICHEC and High Performance computing by defining performance and technical computing. Jason will talk through a number of use cases and position ICHEC’s aspirations for performance in Bio pharma in partnership with NIBRT.
      • 2:25 pm - 2:55 pmCoffee Break and Networking
      • 3:05 pm - 3:20 pmDennis Muldoon - ICT ForgePresentation title: TBA Presentation synopsis: TBA
      • 3:20 pm - 3:35 pm Liam Doyle – Lecturer in Information Systems, INSYTE Research Group, Waterford Institute of TechnologyPresentation title: Dynamic Capabilities for Supply Chain Process Improvement in the Era of Big Data. Presentation synopsis: It is widely accepted that supply chain performance can be improved by adopting a process orientation focusing on the needs of the customers. Many approaches to process improvement and business process management have been employed including lean and six sigma. A process orientation seeks to break down functional barriers within an organisation and organisational barriers across the supply chain. A process approach is assisted through the sharing of information between functional units and organisations. The evolution of information systems has broken down barriers between various applications. Supply chain performance should no longer be hindered by functional silos and islands of automation. Sharing of data provides actionable information across the supply chain supporting activities and decision making. Increasing levels of automation and computerisation have led to large increases in the availability of data. This trend will continue the introduction of the Internet of Things technologies. The era of Big Data requires an increase in the ability of companies to analyse these large quantities of data in a manner that adds value. In order to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage, organisations must be responsive to drivers in their ecosystem. Process improvement, information systems, and data analytics assets and resources can help build supply chain capabilities. To be responsive to ecosystem drivers, organisations need to be able to continually improve their processes, their information systems, and their data analytics supports for their supply chain activities. A dynamic capabilities approach can help achieve this.
      • 3:35 pm - 3:50 pmDr Andrew McCarren- Computing, DCUPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 3:50 pm - 4:05 pm Tadhg Henderson – Managing Director, Profitsflow.comPresentation title: End the pain of spreadsheets with Integrated Manufacturing Software. Presentation synopsis: Regardless of the size of an organisation, spreadsheets are likely endemic. Extremely powerful and useful if used correctly as a platform for reporting on and trending data stored within a centralised database, spreadsheets are regularly used to bridge the gap where information is not available from the core business system or where an integrated system does not exist. At the lower end of the scale of potential risk to a business is the often colossal but hidden cost of duplication of data in unstructured, offline documents where multiple users will often track the same data in different ways on different spreadsheets. However at the other end of the scale is the fact that a UK study by consultants Cooper and Lybrand found that 90% of spreadsheets with 150 rows or more contained formula errors. Basing strategic decisions on at best questionable data is a recipe for trouble.
      • 4:05 pm - 4:20 pm Steve Corner- Preactor Business, SiemensPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 4:20 pm - 4:35 pmSinead Skrba - European Patent Attorney, TomkinsPresentation title: Intellectual Property for Business Presentation synopsis: What is intellectual property? How do you get it and how do you use it? With a focus on the principles of intellectual property, the aim of this presentation is to debunk some of the myths and highlight the advantages associated with this intangible asset.