James McKiernan

  PhotoJim is a graduate engineer with operational management and extensive consulting experience. Whereas his focus is in manufacturing and supply chain in the Life Sciences industries he has worked across many industry sectors. His early career saw him progress through several roles from plant commissioning to operations management. He has proven expertise in large-scale project management involving major organisational and culture change in multinational environments. As a consultant he has worked with leading pharmaceutical and life science companies globally, with a focus on manufacturing, supply chain, R&D and product launch. This has included the implementation of Operational Excellence principles including Lean, Six Sigma and Change Management. He has also conducted several major benchmarking studies in supply chain and manufacturing. In addition, Jim has led many programmes in clinical development to improve supply chains, clinical data collection as well as pioneering work in clinical risk management. The span of his work crosses strategy development, organizational effectiveness, coaching and training, IT systems selection and operations improvement. He was the lead Partner Pharma Supply Chain Consulting in both PwC and IBM leading the European consulting practice. Since January 2004 he has been leading his own independent consultancy firm. (FR Brussels 2012)