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  • What Connected Quality Means for Training

    September 9, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer

    For regulated companies, there’s a lot riding on training. If someone isn’t trained, the life-saving products of life sciences companies can become life-ending products. An integrated training management system gives training managers a complete picture of what’s going on with training and what they need to do next to stay on track.

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  • Top 5 Shop Floor Safety Tips

    August 21, 2020 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Optimizing shop floor safety practices is as straightforward as abiding by five fundamental manufacturing safety tips. Learn how the right ideology can enable a manufacturer to establish effective shop floor safety practices and extend a safety-centered mindset across the entire enterprise.

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  • Digitization Drives Results for Contract Manufacturers

    August 14, 2020 by Dale Thompson, Staff Writer

    Contract manufacturing and packaging organizations adopted MasterControl’s Manufacturing Excellence™ and saw significant results including increased production capacity, transparency for customer audits, and faster time to market. Read more about our customers seeing improvements in metrics that matter.

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  • Answers to 7 Questions About Digitization and Configurability

    August 12, 2020 by Dale Thompson, Staff Writer

    In our Q&A with Product Manager Katie Farley, she explains why digitization and configurability are critical to manufacturing.

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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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  • 3 Quality Metrics Improved By Paperless Manufacturing

    July 27, 2020 By David Butcher, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    A digital gap remains between quality assurance and manufacturing operations, as people on the production line still rely on paper-based production records and spreadsheets. This gap has left manufacturers susceptible to data entry errors, long good quality review times, shipment delays and other paper-based challenges. A paperless approach can deliver measurable results that have a notable impact on manufacturing operations, product quality and the bottom line.

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  • Our Expert Weighs in on Platforms, Data and AI

    July 16, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    MasterControl Product Management Director Sue Marchant sat down with GxP Lifeline to talk about our platform approach, why that’s important and how it can eventually lead to artificial intelligence (AI) applications for our customers. She also gave us a sneak peek at what to expect in the next generation of MasterControl products.

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  • Nelson Labs on Adaptability and Communication in the Time of COVID-19

    July 15, 2020 by David Butcher, Staff Writer

    Nelson Laboratories, a global provider of microbiological and analytical laboratory testing, is one of the many companies making an impact in the protective barriers area during the pandemic. The Salt Lake City-based company is heavily involved in testing the efficacy of facemasks and respirators. In a recent interview, Nelson Labs President Jeffrey R. Nelson spoke on what it has taken to achieve 24/7 coverage while maintaining quality and protecting employee health.

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  • Four 2019 Manufacturing Batch Record Trends Holding Up in 2020

    July 10, 2020 Dale Thompson, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Manufacturing batch record trends from 2019 have picked up speed in 2020. Now is the time to focus on becoming data-centric, move to digital batch records, utilize the potential of workers on the shop floor, and create a truly paperless manufacturing environment.

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  • How to Align Quality Across an Expanding Ecosystem

    July 7, 2020 By James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    As companies grow more reliant on geographically dispersed contractors, partners, vendors and business units, it gets harder to align quality across all the entities involved. Learn how global companies like Fagron maintain quality consistency across multiple sites and discover why connecting data and processes within a robust digital platform is the surest way to align quality across your entire ecosystem.

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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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  • 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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  • 3 Personalized Medicine Trends for 2020

    February 25, 2020 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The idea behind personalized medicine has always been the goal for health care professionals, but it’s becoming truly achievable with recent advances in technology. For pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the market, here are three trends to help you through 2020.

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  • Shop Floor Perspective: How Eliminating Paper Elevates the People at Wellington Foods

    September 26, 2019 by Beth Pedersen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    As the manufacturing floor becomes more digitized and automated, a curious thing is happening. Instead of replacing human workers, advanced tech is highlighting the importance of people as decision-makers and innovators. The lesson that many companies are now learning firsthand is that if digital transformation is to fully deliver on its potential, it must support and adapt to human processes and preferences, not the other way around.

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  • Pharma Companies See Measurable ROI With Digitized Manufacturing

    September 24, 2019 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Pharmaceutical manufacturing typically functions in a constant flurry of hard-to-satisfy demands, ranging from stringent compliance requirements and production schedules to developing strategies for continuous improvement. One of the presentations at the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 27-30 in Las Vegas, will provide attendees with insight on how pharmaceutical companies are using digital technologies to avoid manufacturing obstacles while strengthening their competitive posture in the industry.

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  • When Sparks Fly: Conflict Resolution for Quality and Manufacturing

    July 18, 2019 by Beth Pedersen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Sparks have long flown between quality and manufacturing, and the adversarial nature of their relationship seems to be an accepted reality. But rarely does the discussion move beyond simply recognizing that a conflict exists. What is the cause of the divide? How can it be bridged? And what do companies stand to gain by doing so?

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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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  • Completing the Lean Manufacturing Journey With Digitalization

    May 14, 2019 by Dave Edwards, Executive Vice President, MasterControl

    Many occupying the manufacturing C-suite have embraced the principles of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement because they affect their bottom line. Yet a large portion of manufacturers continue to rely on error-prone, costly document management and recordkeeping systems on the shop floor. Reap the greatest benefits from lean by embracing the digital transformation and upgrading your organization’s culture of quality.

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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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