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Closing the deal: Understanding when to close your process

Bill Jarvis and Lindsey Stigers

Too often, the term “closed process” is thrown around without an understanding of the salient issues. Process closure can certainly provide many benefits, but there are various impacts and requirements depending on the ultimate goal and the specific process you are trying to close.

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Effective and Efficient Waste-stream Management in a Food Facility

Effective and Efficient Waste-stream Management in a Food Facility

Renee Benson
Every manufacturer must address it—the ever-present elephant in the room: WASTE. Companies small and large, across all industries, are faced with waste in their manufacturing process. From raw ingredients to packaging, every stage of the manufacturing process must take waste into consideration and how to manage it. 
Aseptic technique at the beach

Aseptic technique at the beach

Howard Sneider
Last month, while I was on a beach vacation with my family, I disconnected from the daily onslaught of emails and projects for some much-needed rest and relaxation. While I consciously made the decision to not think about work, my subconscious had other plans; I observed a typical scenario on the beach and discovered it was a fantastic metaphor for indiscernible lapses in aseptic technique.
Using Target Value Design: A short introduction

Using Target Value Design: A short introduction

Terry Werth
We have all heard the old adage where you have three options; pick two. In our industry, those options usually boil down to cost, schedule and quality. Our clients are often expected to select any two and thereby sacrifice the third.
Sustainable site energy solutions: Ten things you can do now for big impact

Sustainable site energy solutions: Ten things you can do now for big impact

Jeff Wegner
Our advanced technology clients are increasingly interested in three major site components: Increase their site utility resiliency/reliability/redundancy Lower their carbon footprint Improve their bottom line
Don’t reinvent the wheel—refine the heck out of it

Don’t reinvent the wheel—refine the heck out of it

Howard Sneider
I love being presented with a design challenge, but arriving at the final answer can be arduous and time consuming without a path to follow. In the process of taking the steps to the solution, the strategy becomes less daunting, and the method becomes more comfortable. 
Can’t hack it? Why pharma should heed the growing threats to cyber security

Can’t hack it? Why pharma should heed the growing threats to cyber security

Steven Pflantz
Who would want to hack a programmable logic controller? If you have watched any news as of late, you will notice a routine story line about the occurrences of cybersecurity attacks. It seems that the hackers are working over time trying to cause all manner of trouble. 
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