5 Critical Issues Facing Pharma And Healthcare Industries

How do you feel about change? We fear change. Who’d blame you? The pandemic has been either a catalyst or accelerant of boatloads of change over the past two calendar years, including issues extending far beyond the realm of healthcare. It can feel scary and overwhelming at times, but it’s important to remember that the only constant is change. ...
BLOG Sep 22

The Process Behind Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

“Trust the process” was the mantra pushed by the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers when they went through a particularly rough patch in the mid 2010s. During a six-year period, the team managed to win only 36 percent of their games, reaching their lowest point in the 2015–16 season with only 10 wins against 72 losses. The catch phrase was meant to assure ...
BLOG Sep 15

Why The Pharmaceutical Industry Is Turning To Smart Manufacturing

Sports and athleticism sometimes have a tenuous relationship. Sure, there are the freak athletes who dominate their sport: Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders, and Jim Thorpe come to mind, each two-sport stars. But then there are the players who aren’t physical specimens that rise to the top of their profession. Thirty-seven place kickers stand atop the ...
BLOG Sep 08

How Has Industry 4.0 Modernized Food Safety

You are what you eat. Which for some of us, means we are lasso-toting, cowboy-hat-wearing cream-filled golden sponge cakes. Yee-haw. For others, their body is a temple — everything that goes in must be pure organic brain or muscle fuel grown with the greatest of eco-responsibility in mind. For most, we’re somewhere in between. We’d like our ...
BLOG Sep 01

What Is Food Safety Software?

Where would the human race be without software? The concept was first explored in the 19th century for the Analytical Engine, then later theorized more formally by Alan Turing in the 1930s. The first piece of software was executed in 1948 on the University of Manchester’s “Manchester Baby” computer. The term “software” itself wasn’t coined until ...
BLOG Aug 25

4 Food Safety Guideline From Farm To Fork

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. To be sure, this is a powerful, poignant refrain that is easy to fathom when you imagine said chain is only six, even 12 links long. But what if your chain consists of 50 links? Thousands of links? Imagine you had a chain with enough links to span several continents. Now finding the weakest link ...
BLOG Aug 18

What The Factory Of The Future  Might Look Like

In the 1960s, George Jetson showed us the sexy side of the future. We were promised flying cars that could fold into briefcases and robotic maids (top that, Back to the Future 2!). The joke of the whole thing — the same basic joke they used about the primitive world in The Flintstones — is that all that cool future tech was blasé to George and ...
BLOG Aug 11

Strategies Used By Manufactures To Increase Production Line Modularity

Aristotle is credited as the first to say, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In other words, if you have the ingredients you’d use to bake a pie in a pile, it isn’t as meaningful as having the baked pie itself. The value of the final product isn’t just about gathering the raw materials; knowing how to properly mix the ingredients ...
BLOG Aug 04

How To Overcome Supply Chain Obstacles With AI

Humans have been imagining the future in a variety of ways for quite some time now. We’ve dreamed everything up, from flying cars to funky clothes to space travel. Another trope is artificial intelligence (AI). For centuries, we’ve imagined coexisting with independently functional machines, automatons, and robots. Published more than 130 years ...
BLOG Jul 28

7 Common Challenges Supply Chain Manufacturers Face

Remember your earliest ambitions? For some it was to be the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. For others, it was to be the first astronaut to set foot on Mars. Perhaps you wanted to be the prima ballerina for the American Ballet Theater. Unfortunately for most of us, life happens, it gets messy, and our ambitions recede as circumstances ...
BLOG Jul 21

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