A capital planning process for the facility manager – ‘Tis the season

A capital planning process for the facility manager – ‘Tis the season

As we come upon the holiday season, there are many activities that wind down and need to be completed by year-end: employee reviews, goal planning for the facility organization and holiday shutdown schedules. These are all important year-end activities, but another one is the repeat of the capital planning process/capital project management yearly cycle.

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Capital Planning: A beginners guide to understanding the basics

Capital Planning: A beginners guide to understanding the basics

Just like yearly budgets, goal planning and employee reviews, planning and management of the capital plan should occur in a regular, annual cycle. But first, let’s talk about capital plan management basics. There are various tools, processes and team players to understand before beginning the capital planning process.

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fast-track design and construction

Fast-tracking design and construction to save more lives

Ensuring that patients receive novel medicines is a key driver for working to reduce the time it takes to design and build a new biopharmaceutical facility.

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plant based foods manufacturing

Plant-based food manufacturing: Hopping on the plant-based train

Plant-based is all the rage right now. From plant-based ice cream, dips and snacks, to meat, chicken, pet food and even packaging materials, the entire food and beverage industry is hopping on the plant-based food manufacturing train.

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Cell and gene therapy

Cell and gene therapy facility design molded by commercial biopharma experience

Interview with Niranjan Kulkarni, Senior Director, Allan Bream, Process Specialist, and Grace Linton, Process Architect at CRB that originally appeared in Cell and Gene Therapy Insights, on how commercial biopharma experience is shaping cell and gene therapy facility design.

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processed pet foods

Consumer trends and what they mean for pet food processing

The US pet food market is booming. In 2018, Americans spent more than $30 billion on food of a total $72 billion spent on pets, according to the American Pet Products Association. Pets are becoming full-fledged members of more and more households.

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Industry 4.0

New trends in tech impacting pharma facility design and construction

From personalized therapies to big data and digitalization, key trends in technology are driving new strategies for pharmaceutical facility design and construction.

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Smart instrumentation in Industry 4.0

Five factors to smart instrumentation in Industry 4.0

Instruments in today’s market are heavily data-driven and connected. Live information about your process can be accessed at the field level without having to be networked through a traditional HMI (human-machine interface). Learn how Industry 4.0 incorporates the data and analytics from smart instruments to add tremendous value to an organization.

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Aseptic Food Processing Soda Line

Ensuring product safety in aseptic food processing

Aseptic food processing can produce high-quality packaged goods that are shelf-stable for long periods. However, if not properly produced and packaged, aseptic foods can be dangerous to the consumer. Consider these six steps to ensure product safety.

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laboratory worker with microscope

Leveraging operational simulations to design cell therapy facilities

Cell therapies are emerging as an important class of next-generation medicines. As many novel treatments move through development to commercialization, manufacturers are challenged to construct optimal facilities for the production of cell therapies. Modeling and simulation at the earliest design stages have many benefits.

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