Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Program and Avid Bioservices Facility Tour

Manufacturing Execution Systems

A Strategic and Program Management Approach and Avid Bioservices New Facility Tour

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:30 – 6:00 pm

Location: Avid Bioservices, Inc. / Peregrine Pharmaceuticals 14282 Franklin Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780

Speakers:

Mehron Mirian, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist, B. Braun Medical, Inc.

Frederick Johnson, MES Systems Engineer, Caltrol

Jerry Gonzalez, PE, Business Systems Manager, B.Braun Medical, Inc.

Program Manager: Mehron Mirian, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist, B. Braun Medical, Inc.

Synopsis: Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are becoming standard, must have enterprise IT software systems to improve manufacturing operations, reduce reliance on paper batch records and improve efficiency and compliance in manufacturing operations. Due to the complexity and cost, it is a significant undertaking to properly implement MES. This half-day program highlights Manufacturing Execution Systems – A Strategic and Program Management Approach. The meeting features speakers who have “been there, done that” and can relate their first hand experiences of specifying, purchasing, implementing, configuring, validating and maintaining an MES system. This program will feature case studies from the speakers, and will have extensive question and answer sessions to enable course participants to get their questions answered regarding MES.

Schedule:

12:30 PM MES Program Registration

1:00 – 1:10 PM Welcome and Event highlights

1:10 – 2:00 PM Implementation of Labeling Process in an Automated Environment, Mehron Mirian, B. Braun

2:00 – 2:50 PM Why Businesses are Throwing their Money Into the Clouds – Frederick Johnson, Caltrol Inc

2:50 – 3:05 PM Break 3:05 – 4:00 PM Integration of ERP and MES to Improve Processes – Jerry Gonzalez, B. Braun

3:30 – 4:00 PM Avid Tour Registration (for those coming for the tour only)

4:00 – 6:00 PM Networking and Snacks 4:15 – 5:00 PM Avid and Project Overview – Speaker TBD

5:00 – 6:00 PM Tours of Facility

About the Speakers:

Mehron Mirian, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist, B. Braun Medical, Inc. Mehron Mirian has more than 14 years of experience as a quality professional in the medical device, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. He holds a BS in biology and has worked for several companies including B.Braun, BioRad, and Cardinal Health in the United States. He currently manages Quality Assurance-Validation Department in B.Braun Medical Inc.

Frederick Johnson, MES Systems Engineer, Caltrol Frederick K. Johnson is a MES Systems Engineer with more than 10 years of experience, implementing and supporting manufacturing systems. Frederick has a B.A. in Economics and a M.S. in Instructional Technology. Over his career, Frederick has worked for some of the top companies in the United States, Europe and in Asia. Drawing from his domestic and international experience spanning across automotive, food & beverages, and pharmaceuticals industries, Frederick has recently added the title of “Author” to his growing list of achievements.

Jerry Gonzalez, PE, Business Systems Manager, B.Braun Medical, Inc. Jerry Gonzalez is a Professional Engineer working in the pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing large volume parentherals and medical devices. He has held positions in engineering, manufacturing, planning, scheduling, and as SPC trainer. He is currently the Business Systems Manager at B Braun Medical, Inc. where he is responsible for the functional support of the ERP system (SAP) and the MES-EBR system used for the manufacturing of IV solutions. He holds an MBA degree, with a concentration in supply chain management, from the University of La Verne

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