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PepsiCo Graduate Receives Award Nomination for Green Belt Project

7 Dec 2012

We are pleased to announce that one of our Diploma in Supply Chain Managementgraduates [who is currently participating in the Postgraduate Diploma / Masters in Supply Chain Management (Lean SCM Black Belt)] – Eoin Broderick (Inventory Manager, PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours) – is part of a Project Team that has been nominated for a Gold Award within PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours (PWF).

In Year 1 of the Diploma in SCM programme, Eoin and his Project Team undertook his Lean SCM Green Belt Project on the topic of pallets. This has delivered over $100,000 annual savings, resulting in the Project Team been nominated for this Gold Award. The nomination is in recognition of the team’s outstanding accomplishments in the category of ‘Continuous Improvement (Cost, Quality, Service, H & S, Env etc)’, demonstrating clearly exceptional performance. The award is the highest recognition within PWF for employees proactively achieving cost savings outside of their day-to-day task.

Referring to the nomination, Eoin wished to thank Dr. Seamus O’Reilly and the SCM team(including the Green Belt Tutor Joe O’Callaghan of the Leading Edge Group) for the structure and academic learning’s that made this project feasible.
As the suite of Lean SCM programmes offered by UCC aim to bring learning from the classroom to the workplace we are encouraged by Eoin’s achievement in PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours (PWF) and delighted to see such a practical result as well as the wider benefit that accrues from building a continuous improvement culture within an organisation.” Dr Seamus O’Reilly, Academic Director, Lean SCM programmes.

I am delighted to see Eoin leverage the practical assignment part of his Green Belt learning into an impressive outcome for his organisation. I applaud PWF for acknowledging Eoin and the team that drove the improvementIt shows what can be achieved when one puts what you have learned into practice!”  Joe O’Callaghan, Green Belt Tutor, Leading Edge Group.

The awards will be announced on December 22nd 2012.

We would like to congratulate Eoin and his Team on this excellent achievement and wish them the very best of luck!

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