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Leading Biopharmas Will Deliver Case Studies on Achieving Productivity Excellence through Engagement, Technology, Other Tools

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality and process improvement efforts gained new momentum over the past year in light of demands for higher efficiencies fueled by a stagnating economy. Biopharmaceutical companies are facing quality issues on multiple fronts -- smaller pipelines are affecting the bottom line, competition for top talent is ever increasing and harsher FDA regulations brought more scrutiny to R&D and New Product Development -- to name a few.

These and more top-of-mind quality challenges are the central theme at the 10th Annual Quality Excellence Conference: How Process Improvement Leaders Produce Profits in Recessions ( This working conference is held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 22-24, 2008.

Leading biopharma companies will share candid case studies on the most pressing issues providing you with actionable best practices to take right back to work. For example, a veteran in field communications at Sanofi-Aventis will show how investing in the right people can be a huge cost savings for the organization in his presentation entitled "Employee Engagement: A Tool for Reducing Costs," while further case examples from Roche and LifeScan focus on leveraging IT solutions to drive down the cost of critical business processes.

Early bird registration ends Monday, so secure your place today at (Are you eligible for a registration discount? Visit to find out if your company is a member of Best Practices, LLC's Global Benchmarking Council or Business Excellence Board.) Don't miss out on networking and best practice sharing with world-class companies that have already joined the speaker and attendee roster, including:

-- Abbott Labs

-- Boeing

-- British Petroleum

-- DuPont

-- FedEx

-- Johnson & Johnson

-- Hewlett-Packard

-- MetLife

-- Motorola

-- Nortel

-- Roche

-- LifeScan

-- Sanofi-Aventis

-- Thomson Reuters

-- Wyeth

For a sneak peak of the type of primary research presented at this conference, download a complimentary excerpt of "Fostering High Productivity through Employee Engagement Excellence" at

Contact Shelley Alfred-Watkins at 919.767.9254 or for more information on this year's working conference.

Best Practices, LLC's GLOBAL BENCHMARKING COUNCIL ( is an innovative research, benchmarking and networking service for business executives in pharmaceutical and life sciences, consumer and industrial products manufacturing, financial services and other industries to promote top-line revenue growth, cost reduction and innovative problem-solving.

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