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Report outlines 3D printing opportunities and disruptions
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Report outlines 3D printing opportunities and disruptions

Early study on 3D printing—or additive manufacturing—shows that the technology opens the doors to the “lot of one” model, yet presents some implementation barriers.
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USP to focus on the topics of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceuticals, quality management systems, environmental conditions management, importation/exportation management, and supply chain integrity and security issues.
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USP needs input from pharma industry experts: Mary Foster

USP to focus on the topics of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceuticals, quality management systems, environmental conditions management, importation/exportation management, and supply chain integrity and security issues.
Staff can double during peak periods; temps can help. — KD Services
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Hearing summer sleigh bells? CPA offers seasonal staffing tips

Expert advise and tips from Contract Packaging Association members can ease seasonal staffing, scheduling and partnering challenges.
From left to right, Zachary Brousseau and Matthew A. Clark of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society speak with Jim Butschli, Healthcare Packaging Editor.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part III of a four-part series

An update on the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society in Rockville, MD.
Recently, third-party logistics service provider Port Jersey Logistics created a full-day educational experience for children of PJL employees to help them connect what they learn at school with the actual working world.
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Generating student interest in the 'working world'

Third-party logistics firm creates interactive educational experience for children aged 8 to 15.
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Salary Survey forecast is partly cloudy

IoPP’s 2014 Salary Survey reveals a slight retreat in salaries, yet with clear optimism for this year and for long-term packaging careers.
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Tips on interns

As you organize your summer packaging engineer intern program this year, these three steps are important to remember.
David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship goes to Tri-County Technical College.
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Harvey Scholarship to SC's Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College of Pendleton, SC, has been selected to receive the 2014 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded during The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago.
As economic conditions continue to improve worldwide, the demand for machines in sectors such as agriculture, packaging, materials handling, and machine tools will push revenues to $1.6 trillion this year, up from $1.5 trillion in 2013. This represents annual growth of 6.3%, more than twice the 2.9% increase seen in 2013.
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Rise of the machines includes strong packaging growth

New report from HIS forecasts industrial machinery market growth increase to double this year compared with 2013’s increase.
In this photo, an engineer works on complex machinery. Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians
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Manufacturing’s resurgence creates demand for skilled technicians

Needs include workers who can operate today’s high-tech equipment for plastics production, robotics, and automation.

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