DPx Holdings BV is launching a new, US-wide operational excellence programme, called Driving Performance eXponentially (DPx).

The programme is built upon the strengths and success of existing programmes and is a part of the integration results from the merger of Patheon and DSM Pharmaceutical Products that took place in March.

The new programme will be rolled out at all sites globally and has already begun at the Greenville, NC, US; Linz, Austria; Cincinnati, Ohio, US; and Toronto, Canada sites. The DPx Operational Excellence programme is focused on continuous improvement and performance for the organization and is centered on a commitment to Right First Time and On Time Delivery.

DPx will be executed through three drivers, including Lean and Six Sigma; visual management tools and performance boards to monitor key indicators; and employee engagement and empowerment. These three components allow quality, timeliness and efficiency to be measured and result in greater performance and employee satisfaction.

"We truly believe our commitment to excellence is second to none in the industry and drives our culture," said Harry Gill, senior vice president, quality and operational excellence. "Our new Operational Excellence programme, DPx, will allow all sites across the globe to have the same mindset and focus, which will ensure that we are all delivering on our commitment to our company as well as our promise to our customers."

Operational Excellence is a key component to our process of continuous improvement to our operations. DPx is designed to support and streamline production, which enables us to meet our customers’ needs right, on time and every time.