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Common pitfalls to avoid with building a lab

Designing labs can be complicated. To stay competitive, it is crucial that companies adapt to market changes. New products and services may mean changes in operations. For companies that have lab spaces, this can be costly. Many companies make decisions based on saving money without planning ahead.
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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. 
Concurrent multi-product dance steps

Concurrent multi-product dance steps

Howard Sneider
Manufacturers, especially contract manufacturing organizations, have recently faced challenges to provide numerous small inventories to achieve first-to-market penetration. As more products vie for manufacturing space, manufacturers are exploring options for providing a diverse mixture of formulations from their facilities all at once. 
Strip the strip curtains

Strip the strip curtains

Lisa Dorn and Melinda Smith
Like most things, improvement happens naturally over time with the application of knowledge and advancement of technology. This is particularly true for cleanrooms and even more so with respect to strip curtains. As clean-room technology has evolved, we’ve developed a better understanding about how to—and how not to—maintain an aseptic environment.
To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question: How to ensure your CMO stacks up

To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question: How to ensure your CMO stacks up

Kevin Debbs and Christa Myers
The age-old debate of whether to outsource production to a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) remains for mature, emerging and virtual biopharmaceutical companies. 
Cutting Costs on Flooring Could Cost You Big!

Cutting Costs on Flooring Could Cost You Big!

Tom Rychlewski
Owners who experience project failures and budget overruns are often forced to cut or modify scope to salvage their budgets. According to KPMG International’s 2015 Global Construction Project Owner’s Survey, “Climbing the curve,” 53 percent of owners suffered one or more underperforming projects in the previous year, and only 31 percent of all respondents’ projects came within 10 percent of the budget in the past three years.
12 dos and don'ts when scaling up food production

12 dos and don'ts when scaling up food production

Pablo Coronel and Ben Rucker
As appeared in FoodOnline, March 2018  Now is a time of great opportunity for food entrepreneurs. Consumers are demanding more choices, and e-commerce is connecting buyers and sellers worldwide. Food startups can grow in new ways and more rapidly than was previously possible, but when success maxes out production capacity, the entrepreneur faces a new challenge—how to scale to keep up with demand.
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