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Effective and Efficient Waste-stream Management in a Food Facility

Effective and Efficient Waste-stream Management in a Food Facility

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. 
Improving Documentation Change Control Process

Improving Documentation Change Control Process

Niranjan Kulkarni
In regulated environments, companies are expected to establish procedures for document change control as a way of ensuring product quality and safety. Any changes made to the product, system or facility, (e.g., manufacturing, processing, quality assurance/quality control, information technology (IT), etc.) need to be documented in a timely manner. Changing existing or creating new documentation typically involves multiple disciplines and can have long lead times.
Improving Operations Can Save Real Dough

Improving Operations Can Save Real Dough

Niranjan Kulkarni
Like any resource-constrained industry facing uncertain demands and external competition, the food industry is under constant pressure to reduce operating expenses, shorten lead times, improve flexibility and increase throughput. Designing new facilities or expanding existing ones is an expensive undertaking and is often ranked low on a list of options for companies.
Importance of Information Sharing in Cold Chains

Importance of Information Sharing in Cold Chains

Niranjan Kulkarni
To ensure quality of pharmaceutical raw materials and products, it is very important to monitor specific factors throughout supply chain. In cold chains, temperature is closely controlled and monitored.
Understanding Waste From A Lean Biopharmaceutical Perspective

Understanding Waste From A Lean Biopharmaceutical Perspective

Niranjan Kulkarni
As pressure to cut costs continues to grow, CRB Operations Improvement specialist, Niranjan Kulkarni, PhD, assists manufacturers in implementing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to eliminate waste and maximize profits.
Process Simulation and its Benefits

Process Simulation and its Benefits

Philip Lyman, PhD – Director of Process Simulation at CRB – discusses how a process model, at the right detail level and properly validated, can be an invaluable tool to compare alternatives and justify cost for manufacturing and manufacturing-related processes.