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The New Hub and Spoke Model: Redirecting the Flow of Patient Care

 

For the past two decades, many healthcare providers have been developing networks of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to provide care to their patient population. Depending upon the size and scope of the provider, these networks...

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Oct 05, 2017

How to Build the Perfect Team

 

Experience has demonstrated that project success directly correlates to the team chosen to accomplish the project goals. Research supports the fact that teams with a broad base of experience; diverse mindsets and frequent communication perform...

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Sep 18, 2017

The 3-Step Methodical Approach to Packaging Line Design

 

Designing a packaging line can be a complex task. In order to describe the process to our clients, our team has found it helpful to simplify the line design process into a three-step methodical approach. It is essential to begin with gathering...

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Sep 05, 2017

8 Common Strategies Football Teams & Startup Teams Use to Ensure Success

 

Football season is fast approaching and both fans and teams are getting prepared for another exciting year. To have a great football team, you need good talent. However, talent alone does not guarantee success – players need to be trained to...

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Jul 07, 2017

5 Strategies to Ensure Integration in Packaging Line Automation

 

In the world of packaging, it takes a wide array of machinery and systems, made by different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to successfully and efficiently produce goods. Many OEMs are only capable of supplying their piece of the...

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Jun 26, 2017

Using Emulation to Maximize ROI

 

The ability to guide clients with data-driven decisions that maximize their return on investment is critical in any manufacturing environment. Would you like to see your system long before start-up? Is it beneficial to identify line control...

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Jan 13, 2017

3 Production Analytics & Data Tools that Maximize ROI

 

Are you looking for ways to maximize the return on investment in your facility? Most manufacturers are. With this client concern in mind, our System Analytics team developed three tools to help you make data driven decisions that will protect...

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Jan 10, 2017

The Power of Color Codes: Translating Process to Automation

 

How do you translate process design knowledge to other disciplines in a timely fashion? Our process engineering team must demonstrate to the client exactly how their new systems will work.

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Nov 07, 2016

7 Costly Pitfalls of Inventory Management

 

How do you balance unknown demand and varying supply lead times while meeting expected service levels? 

 

Since each facility is different, this can be a complex question to answer. However, the first step to meet this challenge is to...

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Mar 22, 2016

Optimization Tools: The New Standard of Facility Effectiveness

 

What if shifts in consumer demand drive your organization to manufacture a new trending product? What if you need to build a new facility, but are unfamiliar with where to locate?Would you put your facility's effectiveness in jeopardy by making...

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Mar 22, 2016

Top 3 Takeaways from PackAGE: Waste Reduction Panel Discussion

 

During this year's PACK EXPO, Food Engineering Magazine and Haskell hosted, PackAGE, an expert panel discussion concerning packaging's future and role in waste reduction. Not only did attendees hear from notable authorities within the food and...

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Mar 22, 2016

May I order a modular mobile clean room to go please?

 

Seemingly, we’re all on the go. People constantly find ways to do more with the same amount of time. Some people join a teleconference while responding to emails, some shave their face while driving in traffic and some even chew gum and walk at...

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Mar 22, 2016

Upcoming Event: Waste Reduction Panel Discussion at PACK EXPO

 

During PACK EXPO 2014, Food Engineering Magazine and Haskell will host, PackAGE, an expert panel discussion concerning packaging's future and role in waste reduction. Attendees will hear from notable authorities within all facets of the food...

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Mar 21, 2016

5 Strategies NBA and Start-Up Teams Use to Ensure Success

 

Have you ever seen your favorite team ahead of their opponent by 20 or 30 points in the NBA Playoffs, get comfortable with the lead and end up losing a crucial game? This isn’t just a common mistake for professional teams; it’s common in...

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Mar 21, 2016

Addressing Frequently Asked Questions about CIP Systems

 

Whether you are a food, beverage, fine chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturer, there are questions that are common to every cleaning-in-place (CIP) project. 

In this blog, two of the nine frequently asked questions are answered. If you would...

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Mar 21, 2016

10 Effective SIP Rules to Reliably Achieve Sterile Process Systems

 

Are your process systems sterile? Steam-in-Place (SIP) Operations are used in the food and biotechnology industries, using the thermal energy of condensing steam for a controlled time period to effect a bioburden reduction.SIP operations may be...

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Mar 21, 2016

3 Lessons Traffic Jams Teach About Material Handling Systems

 

Are you tired of traffic? Do you want the answers to solve all of your traffic woes? Unless everyone in your city reads this blog, you are in the wrong place. Fortunately, there is something you have more control over – the effectiveness of...

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Mar 18, 2016

Cost Savings Using Simulation, Part 2 - Time is Money

 

Simulation provides companies with an unparalleled insight into operations and a unique competitive advantage in the market place. Using models allows for replication, investigation and verification of concepts and system scenarios under...

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Mar 18, 2016

Product Packaging, Going from Producer to Consumer

 

Stop reading this blog—not forever, just for a few seconds. Look away from your screen and take in everything around you.

 

Maybe you see a cup of coffee or a bottle of soda. Most likely you see a stapler, and a box of staples probably sits in...

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Mar 18, 2016

Production Line Emulation Speeds the Path to Market

 

While product line simulation helps to address potential issues during the design phase, product line emulation extends the benefits of modeling to the installation and testing phases of a manufacturing system. The result is a shortened...

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Mar 18, 2016

Production Line Modeling Prevents Costly Pitfalls

 

The race to market in consumer packaged goods is teeming with obstacles along the design, testing, manufacturing and distribution continuum. And those trouble spots are just the production issues. Combine production pressures with increasing...

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