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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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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Ten Reasons Why You Should Build a Process Model

10 reasons why you should build a process model

A process model can be anything from a simple excel spreadsheet to a complex model that includes all aspects of a real-world manufacturing plant. However, the best model does not include everything. It only includes what is necessary to answer questions.

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Improving Operations Can Save Real Dough

Improving operations can save real dough

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.

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Start with the Foundation: Successful Design Begins with Strategic Facilities Planning

Start with the foundation: successful design begins with strategic facilities planning

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was it built without a foundation. Successful building design begins on the ground floor, where operations, growth, capacity and more are considered and weighed to create the detailed facility solution that is appropriately aligned around your key business objectives.

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Optimizing Facility, Process & Packaging Design for Food Safety

Optimizing facility and process design for food safety

Facility and process design for food safety play a crucial role in mitigating contamination risks. Here are six best practices already employed in biopharma manufacturing that should be implemented in food processing plants.

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Process Simulation and its Benefits

Process simulation and its benefits

Process simulation can be an invaluable tool to compare alternatives and justify the cost for manufacturing and manufacturing-related processes.

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Understanding Waste From A Lean Biopharmaceutical Perspective

Understanding waste from a lean biopharmaceutical perspective

As pressure for biopharma manufacturers to cut costs continues to grow, implementing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies can eliminate waste and maximize profits.

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