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Niet zo veel inspiratie vandaag 🙁   What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora: For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted title
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Time for radical change in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products

Facilities Consultant Rob Bowen presents consortium project on feasibility of continuous manufacturing for the global pharmaceutical industry The last report from the seminars at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition    Rob’s seminar focused on a consortium project led by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and partners GEA, Siemens, Sagentia and the Universities of Newcastle, Warwick and Surrey to prove the feasibility
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Changing attitudes to automation amongst UK manufacturing companies

Brian Holliday discussed how automation has historically been seen as too expensive, too unreliable, unsafe and only the preserve of large multinationals The fourth report from the seminars at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition    Siemens’ Brian Holliday started by highlighting how the manufacturing industry is changing faster than ever before, but that the UK market is
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Falsified medicines directive – it is now or never for pharmaceutical companies

EFPIA’s Christoph Krähenbühl provides an overview of the requirements of the legislation, how these will impact on companies and what it means in practical terms The third report from the seminars at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition     Christoph started by outlining the growing and substantial threat of falsified medicines penetrating the European pharmaceutical
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Changeover reduction can radically improve your bottom line and competitive edge

Russell Page of Picme discussed how within the world of lean manufacturing, changeover reduction (SMED) is a fundamentally key principle to the elimination of waste Our second report from the seminars at the Total Processing and Packaging Exhibition   In order to stay competitive in today’s economic climate, all organisations must continually look at what
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Is it time for UK companies to re-evaluate their heat technology?

Cathal Wilson, Ceramicx Projects Manager and Assistant Professor Dr Anthony Robinson from Trinity College Dublin presented their groundbreaking work on Infrared-based Heat Work Technology for the processing & packaging industries Our first report from the seminars at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition   Established in 1992, Ceramicx is located in a rural Irish community,
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Celebrating the signs of UK manufacturing recovery

The latest UK manufacturing statistics suggest that the foundations for a successful 2014 are underway with manufacturing output rising by 1.1 per cent, following an initial increase of 0.7 per cent in February.  Guest post by Graham Earl, Exhibition Manager, Reed Exhibitions The figures, released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), revealed that UK production
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Zero defects: everybody wins

The concept of zero-defects is at the core of everything we do, in development, manufacturing, engineering, operational processes, logistics and all support departments. Everyone benefits: we have less wastage, our suppliers have fewer (or no) returns, and our customers get quality products. And, incidentally, our suppliers’ other customers also benefit from quality improvements. Everyone is
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Lean manufacturing helps Aqualectra stay ahead of the competition

‘I would be lying if I said the market for panel builders was booming at the moment, but we are still managing to hold our heads above water”, says Tom Stringer, general director of Aqualectra in Heerhugowaard. Stringer is a keen advocate of ‘lean manufacturing’, which enables panels to be produced as efficiently as possibly.