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! 

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Managing Your Cold Supply Chain to Ensure Your Vaccinations Get to Where They’re Needed Most

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!

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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!  

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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:

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QReview: Supply Chain News You Can Use

Transportation Impact, a 4-time Inc. 5000 company, comes from humble beginnings. In 2008, Keith Byrd and Travis Burt, both then senior-level managers at UPS, left the world’s largest shipping company after nearly two decades, respectively, to launch their own start-up with the mission of providing clients with the most competitive small package contracts in the country.

The QReview is a magazine that highlights Transportation Impact’s Quarterly Review learnings and is filled with supply chain news that delves into specific strategies, statistics, and stories relevant to the supply chain industry.

Take a look inside and find out how to overcome market challenges, look for optimization opportunities, and more below!

Subscribe to QReview here. 

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Nine Ways Manufacturing Analytics Can Improve Your Profitability

If you’re looking for new ways to improve the profitability of your manufacturing business, there might be a resource that you’re not tapping into–data. Many organizations already have data and analytics about equipment, parts, and processes that are not being used to improve the organization.

Download the tip sheet by Sight Machine below to find out how to use your manufacturing analytics to improve profitability. Within the sheet below, you’ll learn how to:

  • Reduce unplanned downtime;
  • Diagnose quality problems faster;
  • Reduce the cost of compliance;
  • And more.

Find out more below!

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Automation Today

As manufacturers struggle to fill highly skilled production positions—according to NAM (National Association of Manufacturers), “80 percent of manufacturers report a moderate or serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled and highly skilled production positions”—technology may need to step in to fill the gap.

As the article “Automation Today” by FARO Technologies states: “It’s no secret that manufacturing continues to become more automated, and manufacturing output per worker is on the rise.” Smart factories are sought after because they are quickly becoming the “factories of the future,” while growing changes in automation become difficult to ignore.

Find out more about the latest advancements in optical 3D measurement and automation technology in the article below including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing;
  • Automated Metrology; and
  • Cobalt.

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A new, uniform packaging design boosts sales and cuts emissions

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!

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Infographic: 8 Types of Meeting Personalities

Meeting Misery: Meeting Makeover Edition 

This year in Corporate America–that’s your company and mine–we are going waste over $37 Billion attending meetings. It is well documented that meetings are a source of pain and great frustration due to high levels of inefficiency and ineffectiveness.

Over the last 25 years, we have identified the eight most common meeting personalities that create this Meeting Misery! Find out more about the 8 types of meeting personalities below.

Competitive Solutions, Inc. has a three step Meeting Makeover Solution to be applied to a single team, a specific department, or an entire organization. Find out how to get these 8 personalities out of your meetings, and end your meeting misery today!

Shane Yount, Principal & Author at Competitive Solutions, will also be speaking on Business Bootcamp – Driving Greater Execution, Engagement, And Ultimately, Earnings! at our Amerian Manufacturing Summit taking place March 28-29th in Chicago, IL.

View the full infographic below!

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A Change Management Strategy For Your ERP Project