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!
In your experience, when an organization has invested in proper documentation, what have the results been like? The results have been tremendous! We’ve seen organizations move away from poor compliance and low morale toward a quality mindset with excitement for innovation. We’ve opened career paths for promising writers who love challenge and have a desire to help patients through strong GMP documentation. Our clients have demonstrated returns on investment for our projects by lowering documentation-based costs, reducing turnaround times, reducing documentation-based errors, and shortening regulatory filing times. Documentation comes off the critical path for the first time! Lastly, we’ve seen our projects serve as a springboard for further innovation and enhancements. In a nutshell, our best results have been realized when GMP documentation is embraced as an opportunity and powerful mechanism to help companies advance new therapies for their patients. To learn more about GMP documentation, check out the ebook by Bulletproof below!
World Courier is transporting Zika diagnostic test kits to and from South America. Companies trust us to transport and store time- and temperature-sensitive products, and the urgent and sensitive Zika diagnostic test kits are no exception! In the midst of concerns, especially for the well-being of athletes, World Courier’s capability and expertise are another reason to have peace of mind. The Zika virus was a huge fear for the 2016 Olympic summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the white paper below, World Courrier explains the process and challenges of transporting Zika tests for the 2016 Olympic games to ensure the safety of the Olympic athletes and those attending. Take a look at the full white paper below!
A new packaging design can make a huge difference for brand awareness, sales, and the environment. BillerudKorsnäs collaborated with a manufacturer of outdoor grilling products to develop and implement a new packaging solution from renewable, fiber based material. BillerudKorsnäs worked with a company who was struggling with inconsistent packaging and high carbon emissions. By replacing the PET and PE plastics, BillerudKorsnäs was able to produce packaging that delivered uniform results to multiple OEM locations. The company was able to increase its market share and customer base while making a sustainable contribution to the environment with more than 47, 000 kg of PET plastics removed from the packaging’s lifecycle. Read the full case study below!
Competitive forces are driving unheard-of levels of innovation in product design, materials and lean manufacturing processes. A rigorous and proactive approach to risk containment is essential to protect your brand and bottom line. Today’s non-destructive testing field is comprised of several commonly utilized techniques and several others that aren’t as commonly employed. Each technique has its advantages and limitations. No single method is superior, however, AMS’ expertise lies in the team’s ability to identify and deploy the ideal inspection method for each project at the best overall value. Find out more about non-destructive testing, future-proofing best practices, and financial justification in the Q&A eBook with Advanced Material Solutions below! Join us at the American Manufacturing Summit March 28-29, 2017 in Chicago, IL to hear the President of Advanced Material Solutions, Peter Miller, speak on “Future-Proofing Manufacturing Through Non-destructive Testing.”
Medical device manufacturing has minimal tolerance for error—and quality is of the utmost importance. If your products don’t deliver what you promise, lives can be at stake. At the same time, product returns erode your profit margins, while customer satisfaction can make—or break—your reputation. For companies with unique patented products, meeting demand puts added pressure on every stage of your supply chain. This white paper by the Copley Consulting Group explains how you can make a commitment to lean processes while raising your quality standards, improving efficiency, and driving down costs. It’s important to create efficiencies in your manufacturing processes, but this often involves taking small incremental steps. Find out more about educating your organization about these opportunities, driving down costs, and systematically removing waste and uneven workloads from your manufacturing processes below:
GKN Hoeganaes has agreed to enter into a joint venture agreement with TLS Technik to manufacture titanium powders in North America for Additive Manufacturing (AM) applications. Find out more about this venture below!
Early visibility to product cost drivers helps companies eliminate problems before they become extremely expensive to fix. This was the conclusion of the team at Honeywell Aerospace after their first few programs where they integrated a product cost management platform into the product development process. Watch the following video case study below to hear Bret Armstrong, Manager of the Should Cost team in Cost Performance Engineering at Honeywell, highlight three specific examples that underscore the value of early visibility to cost for everyone in the product value chain from beginning to end. Read the full article from aPriori here, and watch the video case study below!
As in many other industries, to be competitive in the world market, CNC manufacturing companies need to reduce their costs of production and increase their production output. More parts at less cost per part. Unfortunately, with escalating raw materials prices, this becomes difficult. Therefore, manufacturers have to look to controlling tooling costs and costly downtime, while working to increase speeds and feed rates. Are your toolholders fully engaged in the spindle of your CNC Mill? Most manufacturing problems are a result of tooling issues. Find out how to increase your manufacturing productivity by 10-40% in the JM Performance Products eBook below!
Least-cost manufacturing is a business imperative, and the goal is lean inventories with no wasted space, time, transportation, or labor in the inbound logistics process. In this article, XPO Logistics reveals proven processes and systems to: Reduce inventory through improved collaboration with suppliers; Maximize production space and output; Automate replenishment; and Postpone inventory ownership through a vendor managed inventory model. Find more inbound logistics solutions here.
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