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  • Purpose-Built Manufacturing Systems: Once a Virtue, Now a Vice

    19 December, 2019 by Beth Pedersen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    As technology and the marketplace undergo drastic change, it seems the ROI of enterprise manufacturing software systems has reached a tipping point. But with the help of new additive technologies and small automation efforts, core systems will continue to play a significant – albeit evolving – role in modern manufacturing.

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  • Digital Supply Networks and Smart Factories: The Future of Manufacturing

    5 December, 2019 by Mike Rigert, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The further we go into the 21st century the more it becomes apparent that the future of manufacturing will be digital. Find out how digital supply networks and smart factories will form the backbone of the digital transformation and what role quality and an automated quality management system (QMS) will play as manufacturing enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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  • Manufacturers See Sizable Gains in the Leap From Paper to Digital Data

    5 November, 2019 by Mike Rigert, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The digital transformation and the ensuing War on Paper are changing the way life sciences manufacturers view speedy yet compliant production and the way they calculate ROI. Increasingly, companies are foregoing manual data systems in favor of a more efficient and cost-effective digital solution.

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  • Productive Connections: Integrating Quality and Production

    29 October, 2019 by David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In a recent presentation at MD&M Minneapolis, Terrance Holbrook, director of product at MasterControl, and Robert DePalma, VP of regulatory affairs at Pyrexar Medical, explained how manufacturers that digitally connect their production record system with other data sources will quickly stand apart from competitors.

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  • How Digitization Can Help Life Sciences Manufacturers Amplify Lean Principles

    1 October, 2019 by Dave Edwards, Executive Vice President, MasterControl

    Life sciences manufacturers are grappling for every advantage they can get in saturated, highly competitive markets. The implementation of lean programs is one way to achieve greater efficiencies. But in order to fully realize the benefits of lean, manufacturers need to replace manual paper-based data systems with a digital production records solution.

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  • MasterControl Among 2019 Pharma Innovation Award Winners

    20 August, 2019 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Despite some initial hesitancy with advancing technology, health care-related industries are making significant strides in innovation and modernization. The emergence of digitized mobile and wearable medical devices, medical apps and telemedicine technology is evidence that life sciences companies are becoming leading drivers of innovation.

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  • On the Road to More Efficient Manufacturing: A Digital Solution

    13 June, 2019 by Mike Rigert, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have largely replaced the way people navigate the world. In a similar fashion, manufacturers are increasingly turning to digital solutions to navigate production records and data management, resulting in fewer production errors, less waste and faster time to market – key advantages in a tightly contested marketplace.

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  • Cheers to Craft Beer: A Tradition of Quality, Innovation and Community

    19 March, 2019 by Beth Pedersen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Beer has long been a staple beverage in human society. Beyond its taste and nutritional characteristics, beer’s greatest virtue is its ability to create shared social experiences for people the world over. To quench their thirst for innovative flavors, local goods and the highest possible quality, today’s beer drinkers are turning to craft beer in droves.

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

    20 February, 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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  • 4 Common Pains in Managing Device History Records

    22 January, 2019 by David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In medical device and diagnostic manufacturing, companies must keep a complete and accurate record of each product they produce in the form of a device history record (DHR). The DHR is literally the history of the device, and manufacturers in the business of medical technology face common challenges when using a paper-based or partially electronic system.

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  • How Sustainable Manufacturing Can Help the Environment and Your ROI

    16 January, 2019 by Mike Rigert, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Sustainable manufacturing is no longer just a buzzword that looks good in your company’s annual report. Technology has advanced to the point where implementing sustainable manufacturing best practices can reduce waste and energy use while still delivering the quality, cost-effective products your customers want.

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  • Santa Embraces Manufacturing Excellence

    6 December, 2018 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    When you’ve got a hard deadline, efficiency is everything and no one knows this better than Santa. While he has the entire year to prepare for December 25th, he’s also preparing up until the last second to ensure he’s got everything ready for the big day. To pull this off, he needs a reliable digital production records solution.

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