Students can access lectures online or at class two evenings a week with workshops taking place two Saturday's a month in Griffith College Dublin. (ECTS: 30 Credits)
Module 1: Advanced Manufacturing in the Smart Factory
Researches the concepts of the Smart Factory and investigates the evolution of life science manufacturing from a traditional reactive process to the emergence of Industry 4.0 and Pharma 4.0. It investigates how a truly smart factory can integrate data from system-wide physical, operational, maintenance, inventory tracking, digitisation of operations and other types of activities across the entire manufacturing network.
Module 2: Business Case Development
Investigates the concepts of business case development specifically as it relates to the life science industries. It explores the supply chain, real-time performance feedback, leveraging data, business model canvas and its elements as well as principles of project and portfolio management.
Module 3: Quality Management in a Digital Age
Explores the impact of advances in technology on the perception of quality and the implications on systems and processes. Today, with the huge availability of data, quality systems should look to use the advances in technology to better understand process performance, implement better control strategies and design quality into products and processes rather than an overreliance on end-of-line testing to determine batch disposition.
Module 4: Operational Excellence - Lean Sigma 4.0
Researches the origins of operational excellence, lean thinking, six sigma and industry 4.0, and explores how this integration of models can deliver the next advancements in process improvement.
Module 5: Business Strategy and Change Management
Examines the factors which are driving strategic change in the life science sector and the implications for the individuals and teams tasked with planning and leading that change. It also covers leadership styles, culture, innovation and performance.