The world’s largest medical device company, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) promotes the health of people around the globe. J&J has partnered with LGO since 2011 to help shape its move towards an integrated supply chain. Working with leading supply chain experts such as David Simchi-Levi and Don Rosenfield, J&J internships span a number of the company’s businesses.
LGO collaboration with J&J focuses on optimizing the company’s operations and supply chain, with recent internships focusing on innovations such as additive manufacturing (3D printing) to speed new product introduction. As a multidivisional partner, LGO students may find internship opportunities targeting such challenges as diabetes, orthopedic injuries, and reconstruction. J&J also recruits LGO talent into roles such as program manager and strategy manager.
LGO interns and faculty have used segmentation analysis, obsolete inventory analysis, and postponement strategies to improve supply chain performance. Recent J&J internships have been located in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey.
Samer Haidar (LGO ’16)
Location: Wayne, PA
Research topic: Product Development and Supply Chain
Sam’s internship used a process design framework to integrate Voice of the Customer data into the supply chain design for future products (yet to be announced) that will be used to help those with diabetes. His project used three key tools: network optimization to create a seven-year supply chain network road map, a system dynamics causal loop framework, and a financial model to assess incremental costs/revenues.
Michael Sandford (LGO ’17)
J&J asked Mike to investigate the use of additive manufacturing for late-stage development of healthcare products. Mike provided a strategy to accelerate time-to-market for new products, identifying promising new 3D printing techniques coupled with business changes to facilitate organizational learning, which together J&J believes could lead to very significant value for the company.
Kevin McKenney (LGO ’05)
Group Product Director – Early Intervention and Strategic Planning for Sports and Shoulder Reconstruction, DePuy Synthes / Mitek Sports Medicine (Johnson & Johnson)
At LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: MIT, Mechanical Engineering
Kevin worked as a project engineer before joining LGO. After graduating from the program, he worked in management consulting for a few years before joining DePuy Synthes in its product development department. Currently, Kevin runs the company’s sports medicine department.
Christy Dorris (LGO ’06)
Franchise Operations Director at Animas, Johnson & Johnson
At LGO: MBA & SM Civil and Environmental Engineering
Previous studies: University of Delaware, Chemical Engineering
Christy is the plant manager for one of J&J’s medical device manufacturing plants, making insulin pumps for people with diabetes. Before LGO, she worked in various engineering roles in manufacturing and process management. Completing the LGO program and her internship in demand planning, Christy entered management within Cordis, a J&J company. After taking progressively larger responsibilities at Cordis, she moved to a strategic director role in Animas in 2011.
Nima Subramanian (LGO ’07)
Senior Director, External Manufacturing at Janssen Pharmaceutical, Johnson & Johnson
At LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: Anna University and Ohio State University, Industrial Engineering
Nima worked as a lean engineer with Nokia for five years before joining the LGO program. After interning at Boeing, she joined J&J’s supply chain management team after graduation. With eight years of experience as a J&J manager since then, Nima manages the manufacturing operations of contract suppliers for Janssen in the North America region to ensure access to capacity, technologies, and efficiencies.
Amy Goebel (LGO ’17)
Product Management Analyst, Johnson & Johnson
At LGO: MBA & SM Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Princeton University, Geosciences
Prior to joining LGO, Amy analyzed human health risks from contaminated properties and offered expert guidance to remediation decisions. At LGO Amy continued her focus on sustainability, conducting her LGO internship research at Quest Diagnostics’ automated labs aimed at reducing reagent waste and cost per test. After graduating from LGO, Amy will join J&J as a production management analyst.