Covidien

GHS (Global Harmonization System)

CHALLENGE

Update labeling and packaging for over 200 GHS product SKUs under tight OSHA deadline. The financial burden was significant due to the complexity of updates and required resources.

WORK

Team created project timeline and process map to identify time requirements by each function, and identified 23 improvements for process, resulting in new tool development for future implementation. Projects prioritized based on manufacturing lead time, approvals required, sales, label update cost and regulatory compliance priority.

RESULTS

+200 GHS SKUs and +300 GHS artwork items complete 8 months before OSHA deadline
+ Project costs ~50% less than anticipated, avoiding over $500,000 in expenses to the division