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
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.