Jesse Urteaga

Jesse Urteaga

Continuous Improvement Manager at Allergan , Inc.

Location:
Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park Coolock, Dublin, Ireland

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Jesse Urteaga, Allergan's continuous improvement group manager, has eight years of experience in lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. “We were looking for a method to add muscle in creating change quickly and effectively,†Urteaga says. “We were interested in the structured approach of Six Sigma along with the quick implementation of lean, so we decided to combine the two.â€As part of the Continuous Improvement Group's methodology, Urteaga and Training Manager and Six Sigma Greenbelt Amy Kilgo focus on converting and streamlining positions that are inefficient.Urteaga agrees that a visual tool was necessary to a successful Six Sigma deployment. “Without visually displaying the processes, it's impossible to identify the obstacles, delays and bottlenecks.â€DeMoville was charged with finding a software tool that could help Allergan diagram their business processes. “I'm the resident software geek, so I usually evaluate software tools, especially for process improvement decisions,†he says.

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Jesse Urteaga, Allergan's continuous improvement group manager, has eight years of experience in lean manufacturing and Six Sigma."We were looking for a method to add muscle in creating change quickly and effectively," Urteaga says.As part of the Continuous Improvement Group's methodology, Urteaga and Training Manager and Six Sigma Greenbelt Amy Kilgo focus on converting and streamlining positions that are inefficient.Urteaga agrees that a visual tool was necessary to a successful Six Sigma deployment."The maps have helped us begin to identify waste in our transportation routesâ€"how we move products from point A to point Z," Urteaga says."The main benefit is that it allows us to dissect our processes without impeding production," Urteaga says.

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