CRB Presents at Pack Expo East

CRB Presents at Pack Expo East

Feb 6, 2015

“Improving Packaging Line Efficiency with Simulation.” In this presentation, Phil Lyman & Kristina Pumphrey will show an example process model which represents two packaging lines.

The assumptions, input data and a typical model configuration process will be described. Example results will be presented from a recently completed simulation study. This will illustrate how a process model can be used to increase throughput and improve efficiency. Attendees will understand the role of simulation in driving process improvements and lowering costs.

Presentation: Tuesday, February 17, 2015; 11:00 a.m.
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Philip R. Lyman, PhD, is Director of Simulation at CRB and has 21 years of experience in process modeling. Dr. Lyman uses computer modeling technologies to improve plant designs, de-bottleneck existing facilities and optimize operations for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Before joining CRB, Dr. Lyman started a specialized engineering firm focusing on process simulation for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Prior to that, he held positions with Dow Corning Corp. and Air Products and Chemicals. He is an active member of ISPE and AICHE and has earned several degrees in Chemical Engineering: BS from University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS and PhD from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Kristina Pumphrey is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  Her areas of expertise include process design, project management, potent compounds, and hazard analysis.  Her process-focused background provides faster understanding of client processing and offers keen insight when recommending improvements for manufacturing environments.  In her 14 years of experience, she has performed design, commissioning and qualification for chemical and biopharmaceutical projects. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Management & Technology from Widener University.  In the last five years, Ms. Pumphrey has applied her process expertise to improve operations within the pharmaceutical industry and within her internal organization.  An active ISPE member serving on the program committee in her local chapter, Ms. Pumphrey has recently authored a white paper on the benefits of an Operations Improvement approach to lab planning.

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