2024 Update: Lean Concepts Training in Non-Sterile Compounding

This presentation focuses on instilling key lean principles to optimize organizational efficiency and eliminate waste. Participants will review foundational concepts such as value stream mapping, 5S methodology, and continuous improvement techniques. The curriculum emphasizes a customer-centric approach, aiming to enhance product or service delivery while minimizing costs.

Participants will gain practical insights into lean tools like fostering a culture of continuous learning and adaptation. By the program's conclusion, participants will be equipped with the skills to identify and address inefficiencies, streamline processes, and contribute to a lean, agile, and competitive organizational environment.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Define lean concepts and explain ideas behind the methodology
  • Describe new regulations in Massachusetts related to lean concept training
  • Demonstrate how lean concepts can improve the pharmacy environment
  • Explain the 5S Methodology and other methods to incorporate lean concepts into the pharmacy workplace


Omar Allibhai, PharmD, RPh, FACA, FAPC a licensed pharmacist at Johnson Compounding & Wellness. He holds the distinction of being the first pharmacist to complete a groundbreaking two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacy compounding nationwide. He received his PharmD and a certificate in radiopharmacy from MCPHS.

In his multifaceted role, Omar oversees diverse aspects of the pharmacy operation, including non-sterile compounding, formulation development, employee training, and the implementation of quality assurance programs.

He is a member of professional associations including the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association, Massachusetts Pharmacist Association, Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, American College of Apothecaries, and Johnson Compounding and Wellness's Quality Assurance team.

Registration Fee: Free for MCPHS alumni and full-time employees; $12.00 for all other professionals.

Release Date: June 7, 2024
Expiration Date: June 6, 2026
ACPE UAN: 0026-0000-24-014-H03-P | Knowledge
ACPE Topic Designator: Pharmacy Law
Contact Hours: 0.5 (0.05 CEU)

Our CE is considered for both compounding credit and law in Massachusetts. The compounding modules are designated as law (03); however, they count for compounding (07) as well due to the titling and learning objectives as indicated in MA BOP Policy 2021-04: Continuing Education (CE) Requirements [PDF].

CE programs that cover the regulatory component of compounding are acceptable to fulfill the requirement for both compounding and law contact hours as long as the regulatory component is approved as a “law” CE program and the compounding component meets the acceptable program criteria set forth above.

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences designates this educational activity for a total of 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs).

To receive credit, participants must complete pre and post-assessments, view the entire presentation, and evaluate the session. Participant credit will be reported to the CPE Monitor upon conclusion. Transcripts may be printed from the CPE Monitor.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adheres to the ACPE Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education. It is the policy of MCPHS that the speakers and planning committee members disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the last 24 months, and that relevant conflicts of interest are mitigated. Speakers will disclose any off-label/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Omar Allibhai has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Continuing Education staff members hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies, related to the content of this presentation.

No funding from industry is provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.