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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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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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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.