Member Connect at MedImmune

This Member Connect focuses on how manufacturers are innovating their working practices to drive operational excellence in the modern manufacturing workplace.

Hear from award winning vaccine manufacturer, MedImmune, about how they have developed and are sustaining a programme of operational excellence to minimise production waste. Results include –

  • Total annual savings of £1,000,000 through various Operational Excellence Projects
  • 11% reduction in the on-site waste bill within 12 months
  • A four-fold increase in product yield over the last 4 years
  • Recycling/recovery rates of over 95% for non-hazardous waste

By getting their people on board and using operational excellence techniques, they’ve identified ways to reduce waste and remove unnecessary costs without compromising quality or safety whilst minimising their environmental impact.

We’ll also be sharing with you the latest research, tools and techniques deployed to support business transformation.

This event includes a show case of the MedImmune improvement journey.

Who Should Attend?

  • Operations Directors and Managers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Business Improvement/Continuous Improvement Leaders
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Those with an interest in managing change, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and operational excellence

Why Attend?

  • Share best practice, expertise and know-how on relevant issues and challenges
  • See first hand how an award-winning site has introduced operational excellence
  • Find out about the latest research, tools and techniques to support your business improvement programme 

Capacity limit: 25

Please note that we reserve the right decline attendance of those who may be viewed as being competitor organisations to the host site.


  • Stephen Fitzsimons, Membership & External Affairs Manager, EEF
  • David Caddle, Business Improvement Services Manager, EEF
  • Glenys Jones, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, MedImmune
  • Terts Ashibi, Site Lead for Operational Excellence, MedImmune
  • Kamal Qazi, Lecturer at the Leeds Business School and Researcher at the University of Manchester in Advanced Manufacturing.


10:00 Arrival, registration, refreshments & networking 

Welcome and introductions

Stephen Fitzsimons, EEF (Chair)

Business improvement – which tools and techniques to select to give you the best return

David Caddle, EEF 

Achieving operational excellence within the modern workplace

Glenys Jones & Terts Ashibi, MedImmune

Latest academic insight into manufacturing practice

Kamal Qazi, Leeds Business School & University of Manchester

Panel discussion & Q&A

12:45 Close

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