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Mistake Proofing Pharmaceutical Production and Documentation Processes

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012. 3 comments so far
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As a follow up to the post, Using Operational Excellence Techniques to Understand and Solve Business Problems, Emerson’s Michalle Adkins shared a great story of one pharmaceutical manufacturer’s path to justify technology to help their business objective to reduce deviations, eliminate redundant work, and improve production efficiency, including the product release process. The current method […]

Welcome Mark Nixon to the Modeling and Control Blog

Posted in Process Optimization on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. One comment so far
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I wanted to welcome a new blogger to the family of Emerson Process Management bloggers. Emerson’s Mark Nixon joins Terry Blevins and Greg McMillan over at the Modeling and Control blog. You may recall Mark from some earlier posts on this blog. I’ve known Mark for many years back to the early development days of […]

Optimizing Sequence-Based Control Strategies

Posted in Control Strategies on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. No comments yet
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Update and bump: The whitepaper, DCS Controller Loading Reduction for Sequence Logic – A Boiler Control Project Case Study, is now available. Original post: Let’s close this week with a post about sequence control loading improvements in boiler operations. I managed to get my hands on a draft of a whitepaper from Emerson’s Shawn Zadeh […]

Paperless, Release by Exception Electronic Workflows

Posted in Operations Management on Thursday, March 11th, 2010. No comments yet
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If your current work processes are causing delays in getting your manufactured products released for sale, you may want to catch Christie Deitz‘, Electronic Workflow for a Bioreactor presentation. She’ll be co-presenting with an automation engineer from a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer at the 2010 World Batch Forum North American Conference, which will be held May […]

Applying the ISA88 Model to Clean In Place Operations

Posted in Food & Beverage, Life Sciences on Friday, January 9th, 2009. No comments yet
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Every industry has its special jargon that is like a secret handshake. If you’re an insider, you can quickly spot the outsiders based upon their understanding of your industry’s jargon and acronyms. For instance, my background was in the offshore oil and gas business back in the mid ’80s. We had jargon like pigging (to […]