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Paperless Manufacturing and Production: Myth vs. Reality

November 15, 2018

Many companies today are aware of the broader paperless evolution. For medical device manufacturers and other highly regulated companies, though, the risks and costs of transitioning fully from paper to electronic production records are seemingly too high. The challenge is understanding what going paperless truly entails – which means debunking persistent myths about paperless production and electronic DHRs – and how to effectively participate in this change without breaking the bank. In identifying the best approach, strategy, and technology, this presentation will highlight how companies in the business of medical technology can effectively balance today’s production record needs with tomorrow’s changing requirements.

Agenda topics include:

  • The hidden costs of paper in manufacturing/production.
  • What it means for manufacturing to go paperless.
  • The benefits and challenges of moving to paperless manufacturing.
  • What to look for in paperless manufacturing solutions.
  • Is Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software the way to go?
  • The future of paperless manufacturing and shop floor automation.

November 15, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

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Terrance Holbrook

Senior Product Manager, MasterControl

Terrance Holbrook is a senior product manager at MasterControl, where he is responsible for market research, product design and development of enterprise software features and functionality. Currently, Holbrook leads the product development efforts for MasterControl’s innovative Manufacturing Excellence solution, which is the first software of its kind to fully digitalize and automate the production record, recipe management and bill of materials (BOM) processes.

During his 20 years in manufacturing and seven years in medical device product development, Holbrook honed his expertise in the entire R&D and operations lifecycle, particularly scaleup process control and improvement. Among his professional achievements, Holbrook served as vice president of manufacturing for a contract manufacturer, ran the development side of a $250 million med device contract manufacturer, overseeing the scaleup of 15 manufacturing lines and opening new operations in Brazil, China, Japan and Korea. Throughout his career, Holbrook has helped both small and large operations launch over 400 products and has successfully completed numerous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections and Form 483 mitigations, ISO certifications, international registrations, and quality system implementations and upgrades for compliance. Holbrook is also the founder and owner of Byrja, a Utah-based consultancy that specializes in manufacturing scaleup, supply chain optimization, distribution growth and continuous improvement for startup companies.

Holbrook sits on the board of directors and serves as the COO of a contract manufacturing packaging company. He contributes regularly to several prominent trade publications, including Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Manufacturing Chemist, Medical Design and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), and Medical Design Technology, and has been a featured presenter at INTERPHEX, MD&M East and the Masters Summit, MasterControl’s annual user conference.

Holbrook is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO auditor, and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) trainer and implementation manager. He is certified in Total Quality Management (TQM) and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Holbrook holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Purdue University and an MBA with a concentration in international business from Westminster College, where he now serves as a capstone mentor for the executive master’s program.