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Digital Transformation in Chemical Manufacturing

Sep 17, 2018 6:00 AM

To embrace the digital revolution or not to embrace, that is the question. For many chemical manufacturers, the pressure of evolving digital processes is becoming increasingly substantial. After all, if it means staying ahead of the competition, then it’s essential to business survival. Furthermore, the chemical manufacturing industry is complex and therefore requires the most advanced technological tools for optimal and compliant production.

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A Top 10 Software Features List for Drug Development Companies in Phase 3 Trials

Aug 30, 2018 7:00 AM

Drug development costs range from $10M to $2B. According to the Huffington Post, it cost >$1B to develop the blockbuster drug Lipitor. To properly account for and allocate the costs, drug development companies – especially in phase 3 trials – need robust financial software. Robust financial software costs more money. The hardware and information technology staff costs more money – so you need to consider the right technology. The financial software needs to support easy integration of auxiliary software, like clinical trial software. If phase 3 results are promising, drug developers need additional best practice enterprise software to ramp up efficient manufacturing and remain FDA compliant. 

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Conducting Mock or Product Recalls with Microsoft Dynamics

Aug 8, 2018 6:00 AM

Recall - a dreaded word for any food or beverage manufacturer. In the event of an actual recall, your responsiveness and actions will dictate your industry reputation and brand appeal.  Mock recalls help you prepare, but even a mock recall is a stressful event for an organization without the proper systems and procedures in place.  Having to periodically perform quality recall audits comes with the territory of being a food or beverage manufacturer, but the stress does not need to follow along.   

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How to Easily Add Descriptive Columns to a Form in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Jul 26, 2018 7:00 AM

In Dynamics 365, it’s simple to modify a form to make it easier to work with and fit your personal preferences. I do have to mention one caution on personalizations made to a form – if the need ever arises to reset your personal usage data, any and all personalizations made to the forms will need to be performed again. Resetting usage data will revert the forms back to the out of the box configuration. So, if you decide to personalize, keep a list of those forms and changes made. This will make it easier to duplicate your changes should the need arise.  

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2 Reasons Why Pharmaceutical Companies Need to Invest in ERP

Jun 27, 2018 7:00 AM

For many large pharmaceutical companies the struggle lies in end-to-end visibility throughout an organization. When visibility throughout an organization is siloed, out-of-date or unclear to those searching, maintaining product information and handling recalls becomes cumbersome and often times can result in noncompliance fees, wasted products and millions of dollars in damage to a company’s bottom line.

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How Specialty Chemical Manufacturers Can Grow Internationally

May 29, 2018 6:00 AM

Growing internationally is an inevitable challenge that companies must face to remain competitive and capture new opportunities. Often, it can mean acquiring new companies around the globe, which then leads to new marketplaces for products and services as well as a new source for raw materials. However, expansion through acquisition presents its own challenges. Many U.S chemical manufacturing companies reach a point where in order to grow they need to expand and change internally. Unfortunately, many companies never truly achieve this--they are simply U.S companies with international locations and not a true global company with streamlined business processes throughout.

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Discrete Manufacturers: Your Competition Is Probably Using Better Technology Than You

May 23, 2018 6:00 AM

Technology is advancing every day and so are many companies who are embracing this transformation. Discrete manufacturers whose products are largely driven by the construction market face similar business and production challenges, but how they manage them can differ vastly. Digital transformation with cloud software like Microsoft Dynamics 365 can help manufacturers keep up with ever-growing industry complexities and competition, as well as tackle the demanding tasks that come along with it. 

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From Chaos to Order: How Chemical Companies Can Use Dynamics 365 to Sequence Orders

May 7, 2018 7:00 AM

Many chemical manufacturing companies struggle with the best way to schedule the variety of products that are going through the production floor. One of the key things that manufacturers have to consider for their production planning is how to minimize the changeover and cleanup between production runs, in order to optimize the use of limited production space and resources.

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