PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2002 June Meeting
Student Paper
Project of the Year

Ed Miller and Penny Lewis presided over the meeting.

PDP Information

Program Number: C020-17062003
Project of the Year & Student Paper
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.5
Strategic - 0.5
Technical - 0.5

The NJ Chapter 2002 Project of the Year (POY) was awarded to: 
Merck-Medco's Managed Care, L.L.C. 
of Willingboro New Jersey

This year's NJ/PMI Project of the Year winner is Merck-Medco’s “Omega Automated Pharmacy Project.” Merck-Medco is the nation's leading pharmacy benefits manager. An independently managed subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc., it serves the needs of more than 65 million people, nearly one in four Americans. The objective of the Omega Automated Pharmacy Project was to build an automated pharmacy in Willingboro, NJ, which, when fully staffed in 2003, will be the world's largest pharmacy -- dispensing 780,000 prescriptions a week.  The planned criteria for December 2001 deliverables were based on the companies four “pillars of performance:” Quality, Service, Productivity and Safety. The project team will discuss how they utilized the principals of the PMBOK to exceed their customer’s expectations as well as delivering the project ahead of schedule and under budget. 

Merck-Medco's Engineering Department resides in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.  The project was managed by Wayne Rice, the overall Project Manager. The Project Team consisted of an additional twelve individuals. 

They made an excellent presentation including a video of the finished operation.

After the presentation, Debbie Cocoziello (Director - POY) announced that Merck-Medco is one of three that have entered the final phase of judging for the PMI National award.


Pictured are Mike Brosie, Wayne Rice, Mike Szesko, John McGiven and Chris Hess


Merck-Medco Team (George Smith, Chris Hess, Mike Szesko, Mike Brosie, Wayne Rice, John McGiven)


Team with Debbie Cocoziello and Frank Vuoso


Team with their strongest stakeholders and supporters.

  Student Paper of the Year 
Student paper on the history of the World Trade Center was presented by Donald Olson and Randall Vendetti


Randall Vendetti, Daniel Marionni, Donald Olson, Marc Martinez, Xiang Yu, Steve Szalanczi


Randall Vendetti, Marc Martinez, Steve Szalanczi, Mary Devon O'Brien, Donald Olson

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