With rapid innovation and the proliferation of data, technology promises improvements in nearly every area of manufacturing. The implications for increased efficiency are tremendous, but our experts warn that technology will not solve all your lean problems. At our 2016 American Manufacturing Summit, we spoke to some lean leaders about how you should think of technology within the framework of your lean initiative. The consensus is that while technology can be a great complement to your lean initiatives, providing you with insights you wouldn’t otherwise have, it cannot entirely replace the human aspects of lean. Learn what they had to say on this topic.Read More →
Common Obstacles to Receiving Product Approvals for Global Markets – An Ebook by CSA Group
As social, economic, technological and environmental factors changes at a rapid rate, so are medical devices and healthcare equipment. The consistent changes are bringing complex challenges that require manufacturers to keep up with the rapid pace of innovations, while still maintaining safety for both professionals and inexperienced home users. Many companies only have experience with single-country access and therefore may lack understanding and expertise of regulatory or technical requirements in other countries. With such a wide array of regulations from country to country, companies can struggle with how to begin the process of meeting the required conformity for their target markets. This issue can be compounded by a lack of internal resources dedicated to compliance issues. In this constantly changing environment of safety, conformity, and market access requirements, it is even more important to not only respond to the regulatory needs of today but anticipate those of tomorrow. CSA Group’s Ebook, Common Obstacles to Receiving Product Approvals for Global Markets, explores the common challenges and misconceptions in product approvals, the key stakeholders involved in the approval process, the geographical differences in the approval process, the role of a third-party testing agency, and clearing common hurdles to product approvals. To access the ebook, click here.Read More →
Flexible Circuit’s Ebook: Information and Applications for the Medical Device Market
Flexible Circuit’s ebook explores and identifies solutions to the following industry challenges: How have intelligent devices(and the ability to share realtime data) driven significant growth of electronics within the medical device market? What is driving the significant use and growth of Flexible Circuits (FPCs) in the medical device market? What are the key considerations in choosing an FPC manufacturer? How can organizations attain cost savings when using flexible printed circuits? To view their full e-book, click here.Read More →
Let Solid Designs help you develop new products & create manufacturing solutions!
Solid Design Solutions provides assistance with the development of new products and creates manufacturing solutions for a number of industries, which include: consumer, medical, specialty machines and industrial. Some of their areas of expertise include: Control engineering Project management Manufacturing engineering Industrial design Software Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Product Development Research Drafting More details on the type of services they offer can be found here: https://generisgp.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Inforgraphic-final.pdf Solid Design Solutions Website: http://bit.ly/2eMae5bRead More →
Sonoco ThermoSafe Expands Range of LD7 Pallet Shippers for Temperature-Sensitive Bulk Air Shipment
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, leverages award winning technology to expand its line of pallet solutions with the launch of the LD7 Half PAG pallet shipper. The Half PAG solution is designed to ship multiple pallet loads, while reducing the cost and operational complexity of bulk shipments by optimizing the use of aircraft ULDs (LD7 air pallets). The Half PAG is available for 2-8°C or 15-25°C temperature ranges with durations in excess of five days. Each solution has a universal pack-out design to be used in both hot and cold seasons while also accommodating the demands of cross-hemispheric shipments. To learn more about LD7 Half PAG Pallet Shippers, Check out this article by Sonoco!Read More →
Smart Outsourcing: Strategic Alignment, Risk Management, and New Relationships
Outsourcing in the pharmaceutical industry, until recently, has been largely confined to commercial manufacturing, packaging, and support for clinical trials. The industry is rapidly changing; companies are facing rising costs, a fast evolving global market, and weak pipelines. Many companies are outsourcing activities that have historically been kept in house, freeing themselves to concentrate on their core competencies and become more agile in responding to changing conditions. These new outsourcing models include discovery and R&D, regulatory, chemistry and manufacturing controls (CMC) support, and back office sales and marketing activities—virtually no activity is out of bounds. Instead of building or acquiring specialized technologies and facilities, many companies are seeking access to them elsewhere. Smart outsourcing provides the following operational and business benefits: To learn more about smart outsourcing and what the operational and business benefits are, check out this white paper by OQSIERead More →
Are You Forgetting Something In Your Single-Use Strategy?
In your experience, what has the outcome been like when an organization has taken the time to improve its’ single-use strategy? The first thing people sigh in relief about is that there is no danger of breathing in particles and that they are dispersing all over the manufacturing facility. Once the system is closed, there is no longer so much time spent on cleaning and validation. In addition, it helps speed up the process making it so there is one less bottleneck on the road to continuous manufacturing. To learn more about single-use strategy and make sure you are including everything you need, check out the full ebook by ILC Dover below!Read More →
Optimizing Temperature Control for Biopharmaceuticals
This article first appeared in BioPharm International, October 1, Caroline Hroncich Today pharma companies are faced with an ever-changing market that includes increased regulatory challenges, globalization, and heightened competition (1). Biopharma companies are rapidly expanding into emerging markets where there are new opportunities for drug development. Conversely, logistics companies must keep up with the demand, ensuring all storage technology is equipped to retain the safety and efficacy of a drug by the time it reaches the end of its journey. This article by World Courier delves into these relevant industry topics: Common considerations for shipping biopharmaceuticals; Temperature management in extreme climates; Recent advancements; and Looking ahead. Learn more about optimizing temperature control for biopharmaceuticals in the article below!Read More →
Word Press: Five Considerations When Justifying an Investment in ERP
Organizations entering into an ERP project begin their journey by making a business case for ERP. The effort involves determining an expected return on investment, anticipating total costs and fully documenting the business case for investing in a new or upgraded system. This can’t-miss paper makes the case that it is critical to document the business reasons for an investment in ERP. You’ll see the reasons to calculate the expected value to offset the cost. Identifying risk is part of the process, as is putting in plans to mitigate risk. This white paper by Ultra Consultants will identify five considerations to keep in mind when justifying an investment in ERP leveraging Ultra Consultants’ experience in helping manufacturers with this process. View the full white paper below!Read More →
Q&A eBook with Bossard: How Will Industry 4.0 Impact Your Supply Chain?
Previously many of these technologies were emerging on their own, but not considered collectively. With a recent push toward an integrated approach, the Internet of Things, the focused effort is much more clear. While efforts are being made to allow technologies to be more interchangeable and data non-exclusive, much of the progress thus far has been disjointed…. This Q&A eBook with Bossard, published by the Generis Group, highlights Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, full inventory transparency, and more! Bossard creates solutions that enable you to achieve higher productivity while helping you to surface your potential. Connect with Bossard at our American Supply Chain Summit taking place April 24-25th in Orlando, FL. Read the full eBook below:Read More →