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  • 4 Steps to Integrate Technology Into Your Pharma Supply Chain

    May 28, 2020 by Mukul Dakwale, Principal Consultant, Luceats Consulting

    An array of advanced technology and digitization are rapidly changing the landscape of pharmaceutical manufacturers and their supply chains. Mukul Dakwale, principal consultant at Luceats, explains how formulating a digitization strategy and implementation plan can help your pharma company transition from disparate, manual data systems toward end-to-end automation.

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  • Life Sciences Look to Increase Productivity Through Robotic Automation

    February 18, 2020 by Ranjan Deshpande, Co-Founder, Luceats Consulting

    With all the new digital technologies impacting the life sciences, don’t forget about robotic process automation (RPA). The potential of RPA to automate repetitive, data-intensive processes can increase efficiencies and quality while freeing up your staff for more meaningful functions and assignments.

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  • 3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Company

    January 14, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The new year is the typical time when we set resolutions to improve ourselves. Since companies are in need of improvement too, make a resolution to digitize your business. If you’re not sure how to start, we’ve got some ideas.

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  • 5 Ways Digital Technology Will Transform the Supply Chain

    July 30, 2019 by David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Advances in digital tools and technologies promise to improve supply chain performance and help usher in the next-generation digital supply chain, Supply Chain 4.0. For global life science companies, this digital revolution has enormous implications for the supply chain.

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  • 3 Quantifiable Benefits Manufacturers Can Achieve by Eliminating Paper

    July 16, 2019 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In the manufacturing world, calculable metrics and reproducible outcomes are all that matter. Learn about the three main measurable benefits that manufacturers are realizing by replacing their paper-based processes and production record management practices with fully digitized systems.

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  • Beyond Quality: Leveraging Technology to Build a Quality Culture, Part 2

    June 25, 2019 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Quality 4.0 technologies are becoming ever more vital for prosperity. Learn why LNS Research and MasterControl say the experiences of early adopters have laid the groundwork for life sciences companies that are searching for successful industrial transformation (IX) strategies that combine mature technology with a business-first approach.

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  • The Evolving Role of Humans in an Automated World, Part 2

    May 30, 2019 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Can we maximize the benefits of automation without minimizing our humanity? Learn how to stay human in an automated world and explore real-world examples of life sciences professionals who enhance their capabilities by leveraging advanced automated tools.

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  • The Evolving Role of Humans in an Automated World, Part 1

    May 21, 2019 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Are our automated tools merely machines that complement and simplify our work, or will they ultimately make us obsolete? Learn why humans and their ability to solve problems and interpret information will always be the core component of any automation initiative.

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  • Humans and Robots on the Factory Floor: The Future of Quality Manufacturing

    May 7, 2019 by Mike Rigert, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Robots and humans in factories of the future may well work more synergistically. However, many manufacturers have yet to adopt the principles of Industry 4.0 for digitized data directly on the shop floor. Costly, time-consuming paper-based document control processes are holding your company back. Learn how to increase quality and efficiencies through Industry 4.0 and Quality 4.0 to achieve a truly 21st century manufacturing organization.

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  • Executive Perspective: Why Paperless Batch Records Make (Dollars and) Sense for Wellington Foods

    February 20, 2019 by Beth Pedersen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Manufacturers across all industries continue to implement and expand their digital transformation strategies, and as a result, the presence of paper on the factory floor is in decline. But one critical production process is proving to be more dependent on paper than others – at least until now. With the help of an innovative new solution, contract manufacturer Wellington Foods is one of the first companies to fully digitize its batch record process, and it’s already reaping the benefits.

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  • 12 Free Resources to Supercharge Your Supplier Management System

    January 31, 2017 James Jardine

    To get what they truly want, businesses—just like people—often must rely on outside help. Even the most adept companies with the best ideas need to rely on external collaborators at some point if they want to achieve their aspirations and accomplish big tasks. Partnering and outsourcing are compulsory, mutually beneficial practices in today’s dynamic business environment.

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  • 5 Reasons Why Leslie Knope Should Manage Your SOPs

    January 24, 2017 David Jensen, Marketing Communications

    Compliance observations and warning letters regarding standard operating procedures (SOPs)—or the lack of—in life sciences manufacturing facilities are as common as fruitcake during the holidays. How can medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers hope to reduce the exorbitant number of documentation infractions? Get Leslie Knope to manage your SOPs.

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  • 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Health Care and What It Means for Quality Management

    December 27, 2016 Beth Pedersen, Marketing Communications, MasterControl

    Health care data is expected to reach a staggering 2,300 exabytes (one exabyte is equal to one billion gigabytes) in 2020. We all know knowledge is power, but the amount and complexity of data in existence has long since outpaced the human mind’s ability to access and process it. Enter artificial intelligence (AI). Since its inception over half a century ago, AI has experienced an ebb and flow of attention, investment, development and scrutiny but one idea persists: the promise of making human lives significantly better.

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  • Free E-Book Depicts a Decade of Change in Life Science Regulatory Compliance

    September 6, 2016 Cindy Fazzi, Staff Writer

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This dilemma applies to automation and regulatory compliance. Did the FDA issue 21 CFR Part 11 to encourage technology use? Or did life science companies use technology first—prompting the FDA to develop corresponding regulations?

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  • Still Using Paper for Audits? Here’s Why You Need to Automate

    October 27, 2015 Steve Harrison, Product Manager, MasterControl

    A recent quality management system benchmark survey showed manual processes are still predominant over automated systems.[1] The results of the survey were compiled from over 100,000 professionals worldwide and the majority of the participants work in quality or regulatory positions across pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech industries.

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  • EDMS Evolution: Automated Document Management as a Differentiator

    October 1, 2015 James Jardine, Marketing Communications, MasterControl Inc.

    Thirty years ago, only the most elite, cutting-edge manufacturers had electronic document management systems. But 30 years ago we also had cassette players in our cars, memberships to Blockbuster video, and spare change for payphones. Over the past three decades, electronic document management systems (EDMS) have had the same “creative disruption” effect on manufacturers that streaming television services, online booksellers, tax software, and travel websites have had on the rest of the economic landscape.

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  • Get Products to Market Sooner by Systematizing Quality Cycles

    July 16, 2015 by James Jardine, Marketing Communications, MasterControl

    It all starts with an initial idea developed with a collaborative team. Input is gathered from all the necessary sources and then tweaks to the original concept are made as needed. Many different types of reviews, approvals, and regulatory checks are also required during this development stage. Then it’s time to provide suppliers or vendors with specific orders to ensure all the puzzle pieces will fit together as planned. Once your organization’s employees receive all the training they need to make the product according to the specifications that have been devised it feels like you’ve almost reached the finish line. Now you just flip a switch and watch as the magic is made while you celebrate your magnificent accomplishment, right?

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  • Infographic: How Evolved Is Your Quality Management System?

    March 17, 2015 Lisa Weeks, Marketing Communications, MasterControl

    Quality management systems (QMSs) have steadily evolved over time. The sophisticated systems of today are a far cry from the primitive paper-based systems of the past. They're faster, leaner, greener and just plain better. How did we get to where we are today? And is your company at the top or bottom of the QMS evolutionary chain? View the infographic, or keep reading to learn more about the evolution of the enterprise QMS.

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  • Four Reasons to Automate SOP Management in FDA and ISO Environments

    February 26, 2015 David R. Butcher, Marketing Communications, MasterControl

    To maximize efficiency and safety, successful companies across all industries employ effective standard operating procedures (SOPs). For companies doing business in regulatory environments, effective SOP management is imperative. An electronic SOP management system can dramatically improve SOP management in at least four key areas.

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