On the evening of Thursday 21st March, Morgan McKinley were delighted to host an expert discussion in the excellent Glandore Co Working Space here in Cork City.
The topic of the evening was “The Role of Culture in a Successful Supply Chain”.
The evening kicked off with Gareth Bell, Engineering Fellow in Boston Scientific discussing the Shingo prize winning journey that Boston undertook to bring about a successful culture change within the company. Gareth discussed the challenges, obstacles & work-arounds, and the benefits that have been realised as a result. The presentation provided insightful information into how the Boston (Cork) site has become the go-to location within the Global Boston Network and the incredible work done by all 1000~ staff members on site.
Gareth then took a number of questions from our audience which allowed for further discussion about how the Cork team partnered with the wider global business to bring their ideas outward across other sites.
Next up we had Raymond Hanley, Senior Manager of Working Capital Transformation with J&J Depuy Synthes discussing the new journey they are about to undergo.
Raymond explained the rationale, planning and process that they will begin following to bring about a stronger customer centric focus to their overall operations. He discussed Depuy’s own Shingo prize winning journey and lessons they learned from this experience.
Both speakers then joined us in a group discussion about takeaways for both large multinationals and smaller SMEs alike about how regardless of scale, any company can make a cultural shift.
On behalf of the Supply Chain team here in Morgan McKinley I want to thank the speakers and those in attendance for joining us to discuss topical matters within supply chain and providing a greater insight into instilling culture within an organization.