Understanding the Hidden Costs of Weak GMP Documentation and the Return on Investment for Strong GMP Documentation

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! 

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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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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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Q&A eBook with Advanced Material Solutions: The Importance of Non-destructive Testing in Manufacturing

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!

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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.”

How Medical Device Manufacturers Can Optimize Quality, Lower Costs, and Increase Efficiency

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:

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NEWS RELEASE: GKN to form new joint venture to produce titanium powder for additive manufacturing

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! 

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Case Study Video: Honeywell Aerospace Boosts Savings with Early Visibility to Product Cost

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!

eBook: How Manufacturers Can Optimize CNC-Machine Tooling and Increase Productivity by 10-40%

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!

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Inbound Logistics Solutions that Increase Manufacturing Efficiency

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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Plasma’s Role in Engine Production

unnamedPlasma nozzles mounted on robots accurately follow the complex contours of an engine’s cover and aluminum oil pan, where a small leak could lead to engine failure or cause nasty soiling into the environment.

GM engineers used the technology to prevent failures in the innovative 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6- liter V6 engine. The engine is designed with strong, lightweight materials and is 390 pounds lighter than its predecessor.

Designers use materials like an A319 aluminum alloy block for the engine and a cast-aluminum integral oil pan design, and these lightweight materials frequently present technical challenges such as getting adhesives and sealants to adhere strongly to them, which is when Openair Plasma technology came in to assist.

Find out more about plasma’s role in engine production on “How It’s Made-Dream Cars: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro” here:http://camarosix.com/how-its-made-dream-cars-2016-chevrolet-camaro/

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We are thrilled to have Plasmatreat join us at the American Automotive Summit next week! Plasmatreat will be showcasing its Openair Plasma technology that cleans and activates critical engine surfaces prior to applying a room temperature vulcanization (RTV) sealant.

Plasmatreat’s PlasmaPlus® process is also being used to prevent engine corrosion by applying a protective coating by introducing a precursor to the plasma.

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