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We are offering ICBE members an opportunity to participate in a Benchmarking Visit to the Abbott Zwolle site, Netherlands on September 11th, 2019. Places are strictly limited.

This site is used as a reference site for Abbott globally and is preparing for Shingo assessment in Q1 2020.

On this visit, you will see how the team overcame the challenges faced when moving to the use of complex equipment in this highly automated environment.


Confirmed Date:    September 11th

Timeslot:                  10:30 – 15:00


10:30                        Introduction + EHS/GMP – Movie

11:00                        Introduction Abbott Zwolle + OpEx

Expectations (interactive)

12:00                        Lunch

12:30                        Gowning for Gemba

12:45                        Gemba  (2 teams)

  • Tier-meeting structure (Escalation-KPI)
  • Standardized work; Leader, Supervisor and Operator (OSW-LSW connection)
  • Competency building- training (1-pointlessons – Mentor etc.)
  • Visual management control (SIC + PMC)
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

14:15                        Gowning

14:30                        Refreshments + (interactive) feedback

15:00                        Close


Places on this visit are strictly limited. To reserve your place please confirm your interest before July 11th to contact

Shoesize and shirt size of all participant upfront for a flawless process at reception and Gemba.

Visitors should take care of the GMP rules (No Makeup – Jewellery (we can store it safely in the meeting room) – Skirts/Dress)

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