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  • Navigating Life Sciences Manufacturing During a Pandemic

    September 22, 2020 By Sarah Beale

    Life sciences manufacturing during COVID-19 has changed dramatically. That’s why we’ve worked with MedTech Association and MASSMedic to bring you a 10-part webinar series about how to scale and pivot during the pandemic.

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  • COVID-19 Highlights Need for Flexible, Paperless Manufacturing Processes

    July 28, 2020 by David Butcher, Staff Writer

    The pandemic has highlighted the need for a faster, more flexible and scalable manufacturing environment that balances speed with compliance. While paper-based processes can slow production down or jeopardize quality, paperless production processes can streamline operations, reduce errors and readily leverage data critical to ensuring quality. A configurable, purpose-built electronic device history record (eDHR) application can be fast to implement and deliver quantifiable benefits.

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  • How Electronic Production Records Can Extend Manufacturers’ Digital Edge

    June 2, 2020 by David Butcher

    Even as manufacturers invest in system digitization and automation, the people responsible for production records have been left to manage paper, spreadsheets and other standalone systems to collect, record and interpret data relating to production and quality processes. By extending digitization beyond their core systems to their production records, manufacturers can gain a more complete view of their data, optimize manufacturing and ensure quality throughout the production life cycle.

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  • Your Map to Quality Manufacturing

    April 28, 2020 by Dale Thompson, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Your path to quality manufacturing is simple: eliminate paper production records and digitize your shop floor. Follow these steps to achieve results that matter and drive revenue.

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  • 3 Trends That Can Improve Manufacturers’ Speed to Market

    April 23, 2020 by David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Technologies are evolving and maturing, and regulatory bodies are reacting to remove unnecessary roadblocks for device companies while protecting consumer safety. Manufacturing organizations that embrace these opportunities will be better positioned to achieve significant efficiencies in product discovery and development, regulatory compliance and, ultimately, speed to market.

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  • 3 Spock Quotes for Manufacturing

    March 26, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In honor of Leonard Nimoy’s birthday, we’ve taken some of Spock’s words of wisdom and applied them to manufacturing. Because it’s only logical to get paper off the shop floor and fully digitize your processes.

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  • How Digital Production Records Can Build Quality Into Production

    March 5, 2020 by David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Despite the investments that manufacturers have made in core digitization and automation, many producers stop short of digitizing their production records and other shop floor data collection efforts. The shop floor is a critical, but often overlooked, opportunity to make quality proactive rather than reactive. Every operator, step and output of the production process is a chance to establish quality and compliance – but only if operators have the tools to deliver quality at the source.

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  • When Quality Met Manufacturing

    February 13, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    It’s February, so stores are flooded with Valentine’s Day candy, flowers and greeting cards. None of these are for the quality-manufacturing relationship, but it still deserves some attention. If your quality and manufacturing departments have enough drama to give a rom-com a run for its money, it’s time to take the first step to bringing them together.

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  • EpiBone Embodies Paperless Efficiencies in Personalized Medicine

    February 11, 2020 by David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In a new case study video, EpiBone, a Brooklyn-based regenerative medicine company developing living grafts for skeletal reconstruction, explains how it is leveraging MasterControl's QMS and manufacturing software to reduce errors and increase efficiency in the management of its quality processes and production records.

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

    December 19, 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

    December 5, 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

    November 5, 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

    October 29, 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

    October 1, 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

    August 20, 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

    June 13, 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

    March 19, 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

    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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  • 4 Common Pains in Managing Device History Records

    January 22, 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

    January 16, 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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