The real truth about cloud and on-premise costs
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We, and actually almost every software company in the world, have already viewed and reviewed the "Cloud vs. On-Prem" debate, with pros and cons side by side. https://prodsmart.com/en/blog/2018/05/02/comparing-cloud-based-and-on-premises-servers-for-business-applications/You can read them here, if you haven't. The thing is: Aside from this ethereal and unspecific argument, what everyone wants to know is: How much does it really cost? Pricing a solution is obviously a harsh and complex subject, but comparing two different and incomparable business models [...]
November 30, 2018
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Reducing Defects and Increasing Efficiency With The Right Production Software It is drummed into every Six Sigma expert that defects need to be brought to near zero or zero. We spend years studying project management techniques and looking for upgrades to increase our output and reduce defects. While there is a large body of knowledge on these topics, rarely is production software mentioned. Project managers often fail to give any thought to the software that creates the [...]
November 29, 2018
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Use the Data to Find your best performers
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One of the most important aspects of manufacturing is having the right people in supervisory and lead hand positions. Your leadership team should be both liked and respected, and make workers feel they are a vital part of the company’s success. They must also set an example- one of dedication to the work at hand and a desire to do their jobs well and efficiently. A motivated and conscientious worker would be perfect for a [...]
November 29, 2018
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Exploring The Benefits & Implementation of Predictive Maintenance
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There are multiple approaches that can be taken to maintenance. However, predictive maintenance is certainly a method that's continuously gaining traction as the world of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) technologies drive it forward. What Is It? Predictive Maintenance is a method used to be proactive in the maintenance of machines and equipment. Rather than waiting for a problem to occur, the aim of predictive maintenance is to not only keep machines properly maintained at [...]
November 29, 2018
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  If you take a look around you will probably see at least two or three pieces of furniture. Furniture is part of our lives and we somehow disregard the whole process behind it: Designing, carefully selecting the materials and manufacturing it. This video shares a glance of an amazing wooden furniture manufacturing process that might change your perspective over what surrounds you.
November 27, 2018
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Ultimate Guide on Introduction to GMP
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Good manufacturing practice is marked by an interesting history and has transformed over time. This post seeks to explore all that GMP entails – its history, definition, basic tenets, variations and importance. A Brief History on GMP The industrial revolution transformed agriculture in the 19th century. The improved productivity in farm produce could now be transported all over the country in an unprecedented way. However, these blessings came with its drawbacks. Toxic chemicals were used [...]
November 26, 2018
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10 Tips on How to Keep a Good Manufacturing Practice
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In every company, it is the duty of every person involved in the manufacturing process to ensure that the end products are both safe and of the highest quality. Good manufacturing practices are established government regulations that are used to ensure this. If you’ll like to have an overview of what Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is all about, kindly check out the post on The Ultimate Guide to an Introduction in GMP. In this post, [...]
November 26, 2018
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Some acronyms exist in the manufacturing sphere that are intuitive and easy to follow. GMP is one of those. More particularly, GMP is an extremely important acronym to know. GMP guidelines and regulations are key concepts that are ubiquitous in several spheres. We shall go into details shortly. But first, let’s start with the question, “what is GMP?”   What is GMP? GMP is short for Good Manufacturing Practice. It was enacted out of the [...]
November 25, 2018
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GMP Documentation and Records
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In 1972, about five deaths were recorded in Devonport, UK, when supposedly sterilized pharmaceutical products became contaminated and caused infection in the recipient. The cause of this debacle was traced to a failure to adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP), in particular, using a shortcut in place of the written procedure. This cautionary tale shows why documentation should be made and followed. In this post, we’ll delve into what a good documentation and records entail. [...]
November 25, 2018
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Avoid These 3 Manufacturing Supply Chain Mistakes
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The supply chain is the lifeblood of any organization. From the warehouse to the distribution center to the shop floor, your products flow through a pipeline that underpins your business. Unfortunately, this sequence of events isn't always guaranteed. Here are three of the most common supply chain mistakes —and you can avoid them. Mistake #1: Manufacturers Don't Communicate With Suppliers When you don't communicate with suppliers, there can be a breakdown in your manufacturing processes. This [...]
November 22, 2018
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