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Compliance Manufacturing Operations Quality Control

5 Fundamental Steps to Ensure Product Safety and cGMP Manufacturing Compliance

Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) are regulatory guidelines used for pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetics, food, food supplements, and beverage products. These guidelines ensure that what the consumer receives is high quality, delivers on the intended use, is marketed appropriately, and most importantly, is safe. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is authorized to carry out […]

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Management Manufacturing Operations Quality Control

PFMEA: Learn How to Remove Error From a System With This 10 Step Guide

Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a methodology used to remove errors from a process. Errors are identified, prioritized, and then mitigated systematically. For instance, corrective action in the early stages of a product life cycle is ~29x less expensive than corrections made later on in the design process. This shows that early error […]

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Human Resources Manufacturing Productivity

DACI: Your 5-Step Guide for Effective Decision-Making and Teamwork

Being part of a great team is extremely important for many, with over one-third of workers acknowledging the benefits of effective teamwork. Working well together facilitates the generation of creative ideas, boosts productivity, employee morale, and relieves stress. But how do you ensure teamwork in your business is effective? In this FAT FINGER article, we […]

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Manufacturing Processes Risk Uncategorized

How to Create a Safe & Happy Workplace with a Risk Assessment Template

What do BlackBerry, BP, Target, and a large engineering company have in common?  All four organizations failed to assess risk and as a result, suffered hugely (I’ll be divulging the gory details later).  But, BlackBerry, Kodak, Target, and the large engineering firm aren’t the only ones. For the average organization, over 85% of its efforts […]

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Manufacturing Processes Uncategorized

Manufacturing Processes: How to Truly Take Control of Factory Floor Operations

Nobody expected a world-changing pandemic to happen in 2020.  If we did, we would have prepared better. Especially those of us who play a fundamental part in supply chains — like the manufacturers, whose essential items and products need to keep being made, and whose teams were unable to pivot to working from home as most […]