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How does employee motivation reduce product damage? Psychology 101.

Workers who know they are being observed and rewarded for it are more productive than those who are not. Productivity experts learned this in the 1920s and 1930s, naming the principle after the company they were studying – Western Electric Company’s, Hawthorne Works. The Hawthorne Effect is still valid today....

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Complete supply chain visibility is an investment, but the returns are worth it

Many companies today outsource some aspects of their manufacturing operations to third-party specialists to realize cost advantages and to open new markets. The result is a very sophisticated, multi-tier, global and multi-enterprise supply network that includes distribution centers, 3PLs, contract manufacturers, suppliers and the like. This outsourcing creates supply chain...

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Go West: Trends in Emerging Nations’ Clinical Trials

“Go West, young man.” In the mid-19th century, those words sent a generation beyond the Mississippi to seek their fortunes in America’s interior. Today, entrepreneurial men and women are seeking similar opportunities in emerging markets throughout the world. For pharmaceutical companies, that means conducting clinical trials in Asia, South America, and...

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Freight inspection is your responsibility, don’t take it lightly

Boosting supply chain efficiency using tested methods When it comes to supply chain risk, information is king. The more you know, the better you can manage, make decisions and engineer improvements. The challenge can seem daunting, multiple carriers, methods of transport, packaging, environmental control (impact, temperature, humidity, etc), but the consequences...

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147 Brains Thaw Near Boston, Putting the Freeze on Research

Thoughts of brain freeze may conjure images of ice cream cones and sweltering summer days. In research hospitals the image is different. There, special freezers preserve deep frozen brain tissues at -80°C for use in autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other research throughout the world. Only a few brain banks exist,...

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Compliance is not the enemy, but an opportunity

With the regulatory environment as complex as it is, compliance is as hot a topic as it’s ever been. Between HIPAA privacy concerns, FDA regulations and recent news headlines, company executives are beginning to systematically incorporate compliance into planning for overall performance, value, and profitability, rather than viewing compliance as...

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ShockWatch Has Sold Its Line of Equipment Monitors

After many successful years of damage prevention for forklifts and fleet management, ShockWatch sold its line of equipment monitors to TotalTrax, Inc. in October 2011. The sale will allow us to focus our efforts on our core product lines related to shipping and handling: cold chain and impact and tilt solutions. Share on...

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