May 2017 Business Briefing

Innovation is the theme of our May briefing, at  DELL EMC,  Ovens, Co. Cork  on Wednesday May 24th 2017 starting at 6.15pm (sharp) – (Directions: DELL/EMC)

Mr Aidan Trindle, Vice President Global Manufacturing Operation at Dell EMC, has graciously accepted our invitation to present to us .

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Aidan will share with us

“The Dell EMC Innovation Experience”

 

Dell EMC is a member of the Dell Technologies unique family of businesses and serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. Dell EMC enables enterprise customers’ IT and digital business transformation through trusted hybrid cloud and big-data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cybersecurity technologies.

Dell EMC brings together Dell’s and EMC’s respective strong capabilities and complementary portfolios, sales teams and R&D. They seek to become the technology industry’s most trusted advisor, providing capabilities spanning strategy development, consultative services and solution deployment and support to help our customers and partners drive the digital transformation of their businesses.

Dell EMC has three campuses in Ireland. Located in Cork, Limerick and Dublin our operations here are strategic global hubs for Sales, Services, Technical and Customer Centres of Excellence, Operations, IT, Manufacturing and Finance & Solutions Development.

Aidan joined EMC 23 years ago and is Vice-President of Global Manufacturing Operations, with responsible for the quality manufacturing of the entire suite of Dell EMC products, shipping to over 140 countries in the International markets outside North America. He leads a diverse and talented team, spanning the spectrum of manufacturing, from engineering, software development, manufacturing  operations, quality management, customer operations and materials.

A Computer Studies graduate from University College Cork he holds a Masters in Supply Chain Management, as well as qualifications from the University of Limerick and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants plus a Diploma in Data Business from UCC, a programme launched in 2013, which was designed by DELL EMC and SAS and run jointly by the Irish Management Institute and UCC.

After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.

The CEIA would like to thank Aidan and the team in Dell EMC for taking the time to talk with us and generously agreeing to host this event on site.

To register please contact us at info@ceia.ie please state the name(s) of attendees & member organisation

March 2017 Business Briefing

takes place on Tuesday March 28th 2017 starting at 6.30pm (sharp) at Stryker Neurovascular,  Model Farm Rd., Cork       Directions: Stryker Neurovascular

We  continue with our theme of Cost Reduction, Reinvention and Innovation reviewing a business in the Biotech Manufacturing sphere and are delighted

Arnaud Aoustin, StrykerMr Arnaud Aoustin, Operations Manager of Stryker Neurovascular, has graciously accepted our request to present to fellow CEIA members. Arnaud will share with us

“The Stryker Neurovascular Story”

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with their customers, they are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.

The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopaedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation and is a very fast growing company with $11.325 billion in annual sales in 2016. Annual revenue has grown for 37 straight years with 18% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 37 years. The company employs around 33,000 employees globally across 43 manufacturing and research & development locations worldwide.

In 2011, Stryker completed the acquisition of the Neurovascular (NV) Division of Boston Scientific for $1.5 Billion. This resulted in the start of the Stryker NV business in Model Farm Road. The NV revenue was $0.6 billion for 2016 with a double digit growth for the last 5 years. 70% of this revenue is manufactured in the Model Farm Road site which employs 750 people.

Arnaud’s presentation will cover the story of Stryker, Stryker NV and will focus on key topics including Continuous Improvement & Innovation.

After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.

The CEIA would like to thank Arnaud and the team in Stryker for taking the time to talk with us and generously agreeing to host this event on site.

To register send an Email to info@ceia.ie, places are limited for this event.

32nd AGM – Feb 16th 2017

The 32nd CEIA AGM takes place Thurs. Feb 16th at 6.30pm (sharp) in Maryborough House Hotel, Douglas, Cork 

 

The Guest Speaker for the evening is:

Eamonn Sinnott

 

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Eamonn is a Vice President of Intel’s Technology & Manufacturing Group, the General Manager of Intel Ireland & the Plant Manager for Fabs 10, 14 & 24. He is responsible for developing people and leading the implementation of strategic policies and initiatives supporting the development of new business & technology opportunities.

Intel in Ireland has grown considerably under Eamonn’s stewardship, not only in its European Manufacturing headquarters in Leixlip, but also through new business development and acquisition.
Significant achievements for Eamonn in this role include leading the revitalization of all wafer fabrication operations in Ireland, resulting in the deployment of the leading edge semiconductor process technology at the Leixlip campus. This investment is the largest industrial investment in the history of the Irish state and positions Ireland as a world class centre for advanced technology.

Eamonn also led the establishment of a new Silicon design team at Leixlip which designed and built the breakthrough low power system on a chip (SoC) called Quark. This new product line helped fuel Intel’s advance in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.

Eamonn was awarded Business Person of the month in 2011, 2012 & 2015, Business and Finance Ireland

Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to Eamonn. His presentation titled “The INTEL Ireland Story”, will share an insight into Intel’s Evolution, Reinvention and Innovation over the past 27 years and investment of over $7 Billion into the state of the art manufacturing site which was once 360 acre stud farm.

A sincere word of thanks to Eamonn for taking the time out of his very busy schedule to be with us on Feb 16th

 After the meeting, Dinner will be served in the main restaurant.                         (there will be a nominal charge for dinner)

Please register by contacting info@ceia.ie  and advise if you plan to stay for dinner.

January 2017 Business Briefing

takes place on Wednesday January 25th 2017 starting at 6.30pm (sharp) at The Irish Whiskey Academy,  The Old Midleton Distillery, Distillery Walk, Midleton, Co. Cork

Continuing our theme of Cost Reduction, Reinvention and Innovation our January briefing reviews a business, which is outside our industry sector.

We are delighted Mr Paul Wickham, General Manger of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Middleton Distillery graciously accepted our request to speak to CEIA members.

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Paul, will share with us “The Irish Distillers Story”

  Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys.

Led by Jameson, its brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey. Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 27 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 5.7m cases in 2016. Our brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 60 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.

Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Powers & Son, John Jameson & Son and Cork Distilleries Company. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network.

In 2015, we completed a €220m investment which doubled our production and bottling capacity to meet global demand for our products. Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard employs over 600 people across their operations in Cork and Dublin

Paul’s presentation will cover the story of Irish Distillers in Midleton from 1825 to date and will focus on key topics including Continuous Improvement & Innovation.

After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.

The CEIA would like to thank Paul and the team in Midleton Distillery for taking the time to talk with us and generously agreeing to host this event on site.

Please contact info@ceia.ie if you and/or others from your organisation would like to attend.

For more details on the location please visit the following web page:

www.irishwhiskeyacademy.com/pages/location

Park in the Jameson Experience Visitor Centre Car park and personnel will guide you to the Irish Whiskey Academy building.

Exploring Electronics UCC PDE Teacher Training @CIT

UCC PGDE Teachers @CIT

UCC PDE Teachers @CIT

30Nov16   In the 12th year of cooperation between UCC and the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the Cork Institute of Technology, 21 Professional Diploma in Education Student Teachers and Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) teachers, have received Certificates of Achievement after completing a 5-week introductory course to electronics.

With significant backing from the Electronics and Microelectronics industry locally and nationally and in particular from CEIA.ie, Cork’s Technology Network, the training programme is based on the ‘Exploring Electronics’ Transition Year Module developed at CIT and is aimed at de-mystifying electronics in the Second Level Class room.  It introduces the theory and practice of Electronics Circuit design using practical teaching aids and concise lessons.  The module includes links with the Junior and Certificate Science Curriculum and aims to provide a useful resource that will support teachers who want to introduce their students to electronics in a very practical way.

Valerie Cowman, Chairperson of the CEIA Skills Group said, “We are delighted to support this initiative and thank our member companies who sponsor this course. Teachers can have a great influence in the lives of their students and this Transition Year course will give students an appreciation of the role of electronics in everyday life. The course will also give teachers the tool kit to support a Transition Year electronics module”.

The course is made possible by the ongoing cooperation between Dr Declan Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Science Education at UCC, Dr Joe Connell and John Harrington of the Department of Electronic Engineering at CIT, Dr Eamon Connolly, CEIA and Second-Level Physics teachers Rosemarie Ferriter, Simon Hill and Sean Finn.

SySTEM App-development competition – Winners announced

30Nov16   Glanmire Community College announced as winners of the inaugral CEIA App-development competition.

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Teams of Transition Year students from schools across Cork presented their Apps to judges as part of the final of the CEIA’s App development programme – SySTEM. Based on the logic of George Boole, SySTEM required teams of students to develop an App for a game incorporating the true and false values of Boolean logic. Following careful deliberation, the CEIA – Cork’s technology network – today (Thursday) announced Glanmire Community College from as overall winner for their app ‘Are you codding me?’.

The App created by Glanmire Community College, ‘Are You Codding Me?’, is an educational reflex game that teaches the user about the dangers of overfishing in Ireland. The game has 5 different fish species that resemble endangered fish in Ireland. If the user catches an endangered fish, they receive a negative score – but if they catch a common fish they receive a positive score.

Colasite an Chraiobhin, Fermoy took home an award for best functionality for their App ‘SkyClimb’, while Colaiste an Chroi Naofa, Carraig Na Bhfear ‘PebbleBlast’ won best marketing plan. Students from St Brogans College in Bandon took home the award for best design for their App ‘Paddy’s Panic Run’.

CEIA provided training workshops for participating teachers and students over the course of the programme on Programming, Design, project management and presentation skills, as well as individual team mentors from companies including Johnson Controls, CIX, Horner APG, Cork Training Centre, CIT Boston Scientific and Tyndall National Institute. Each industry mentor provided their team with support and industry knowledge from the beginning of the App development programme, right up to the competition final.

“This is the first year of the programme so we are absolutely thrilled with the level of interest we have had from schools and teachers – but also from industry. We would like to sincerely thank our incredible industry mentors for devoting their time and energy to the programme over the past 12 weeks. We would also like to thank our judges – Brian English, Head of Software Development, Robiac Technologies; Michelle Donovan, Chief Operations Officer at Voxtake; Harry Moran, 17-year old tech entrepreneur and Dr Hugh Smiddy, Head of Business Development at Tyndall National Institute, for their time and dedication to the programme,” said Valerie Cowman, Skills and Education Chair of the CEIA.

“Coding has never been so important and we think that SySTEM is a fantastic and innovative way of showcasing IT, STEM and engineering as exciting and interesting career options to the next generation. Due to the phenomenal success of the programme, we hope to expand it even further next year to include even more schools,” she added.

November 2016 Business Briefing

DePuy Synthes, Loughbeg, Ringaskiddy, is the location for our November 2016 Business Briefing on Tuesday Nov 22nd – 6.30pm (sharp)

Our speaker for the evening is

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Joe Healy, Business Transformation Manager

Joe’s presentation will cover the Transformation Journey of the Cork site between 2007 to today and is titled:

 

 

‘Embracing Change’

DePuy Synthes Transformation Journey in Cork

DePuy Synthes is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest and most diverse healthcare corporations.

It offers a broad portfolio of orthopaedic and neuro products for joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials.

The DePuy Synthes (Ireland) plant, in Cork, is part of the Joint Reconstruction business. Established in 1997 it is now one of the larger manufacturing sites within the DePuy Synthes network. The site hip, knee & shoulder replacements and has approx. 1700 SKU’s (Stock Keeping Unit) manufactured at the facility.

Joe has worldwide responsibility for Operational Excellence & Business Transformation for the Joint Reconstruction manufacturing facilities in the US, Europe & China.

DePuy Synthes’s aspiration is to become the best supply chain in the world. To fulfill this aspiration it is Joe’s remit to plan and lead the implementation of the business transformation & Lean programs across the DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction Manufacturing sites worldwide.

The site adopted the Shingo Model in 2012 and has seen large improvements as a result of embedding the principles outlined in the approach and was awarded the Shingo Prize in 2014.

After the presentation, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.

The CEIA would like to thank Joe and the team at DePuy Synthes for affording the time to talk with us and for hosting the event on site.

Contact us at info@ceia.ie to register attendance

October 2016 Business Briefing

Sanmina, Rathealy Rd, Fermoy, is the location for our October 2016 business briefing on Tues Oct 11th 2016 starting at 6.30pm (sharp)

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Sean Moran,

Vice-President Operations & General Manager, Sanmina Ire.

 

 will share with us  “The Sanmina​ Story – 27 years in Cork”  

The facility in Fermoy is a state-of-the-art environment for manufacturing medical​, industrial, communications products​ and other high-quality devices. It is ​certified to ISO 13485:2003 for the manufacture of high-quality PCBAs, sub-assemblies and complete devices up to and including Class III medical devices.

Sanmina Fermoy is FDA registered and audited with 27 years​ manufacturing​ industry experience and provides a comprehensive suite of product services with an extensive offering of integrated manufacturing solutions for the entire product life cycle:                New Product Introduction (NPI), Prototyping, Process development and ​validation, ​& complex volume manufacturing & test, shipping and repair.​

Manufacturing for demanding regulatory markets requires ​precision and the highest quality standards. ​​Among ​Sanmina Fermoy’s key​ specializations​ are high volume ​manufacturing automation and process development for complex products.

The facility has a track record of 27 years of outstanding operational performance and customer service, backed by a highly experienced workforce.

Sean will share the story of Sanmina in Fermoy and the challenges/successes it has achieved on its path through

“Re-invention, Continuous Improvement and Innovation”.

After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.

The CEIA would like to thank Sean and his team for taking the time to talk with us and generously agreeing to host this event at his facility in Fermoy.

Email info@ceia.ie if you or others from your organisation can attend

If you plan to attend on the 11th Oct and are travelling on the M8 from Cork city take Exit 14, then take the next 3 left turns. Following this route you will arrive at the plant and avoid getting delayed in the Fermoy town traffic. Note: Exit 14 is not the first exit  on the M8 for Fermoy.

 Map location: Sanmina, Fermoy

Sept 2016 Breakfast Briefing

For 32 years the CEIA has been “An active and intimate network for senior business leaders in the Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Technology arena in the Cork area”

The association remains a unique alliance, providing a formal, organised and trusted platform for its members who have the opportunity to make new business contacts, address common issues, liaise with higher education institutions on industry training and graduate profiles required to ensure the sustained growth and competitiveness for its member organisations.To develop on these strengths, which are unique in the Cork area and want to engage you and your business in the most effective method of networking possible.

To this aim we are holding a

Breakfast Briefing on

15th September @ 7:30am

CETB, Rossa Ave. (Map Ref: CETB).

This business Briefing will announce the planned CEIA 2016/’17 activities, which will be based on a theme: ‘Reinvention, Continuous Improvement and Innovation’.  

Presentations will include

  • An overview on Innovation,
  • Organistion Technologies from our newer members,
  • CEIA STEM activities, (which could be offered as a service to fulfill an organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program).

E-mail  info@ceia.ie to confirm your attendance.

The only cost to attend will be your time which we hope you will eagerly provide on the day.

Ireland 3rd place in 2016 EU CanSat competition

Congratulations to the Irish CanSat team – ConfeyCan – from Confey College Kildare, who were placed 3rd in the 2016 EU CanSat competition in Portugal on 25th June. With CanSat teams from 14 countries across Europe competing, the competition was very tough and the ConfeyCan team’s performance was beaten by the German CanSat team (2nd place) and the Portugese CanSat team (1st place). Photos and videos of the 3-day competition are available at: https://www.facebook.com/cansatsineurope/

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