Systech’s Vision Legacy Drives Serialization Excellence

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By Tarek Ismail, Training and Product Engineer

Over the past several years, there has been some debate at Systech about Vision and Serialization regarding which came first. Regardless of the order, we could never have advanced to become a leader in the serialization world without having first been a Machine Vision company. In other words, without good Vision technology, our Serialization capability would be somewhat lacking.

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Systech’s Anti-counterfeiting Solution Cited by Packaging World

February 21, 2017

UniSecure™ Leads the Charge to Protect Products Along the Supply Chain

Whether due to outright theft, counterfeiting, or diversion of products, those individuals responsible for brand protection have to be on high alert. These issues are costing manufacturers of food, drugs, consumer products, and medical devices across the U.S. up to $30 billion annually, according to the FBI, as referenced in the article.

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DME Leads Panel of Experts at INTERPHEX 2017

February 20, 2017

At Interphex 2016 DME hosted a new education track. The program, titled DME Facility Focus, encompassed feedback and analysis regarding the latest industry trends and technologies affecting manufacturing facilities in the life sciences sector. Based on survey data derived from polling a range of professionals across the industry, DME engineers and industry experts provided analysis and insight into the future of cGMP facilities, as well as practical guidance on how new technologies can transform current manufacturing operations.

DME Facility Focus is back again for 2017. We will be hosting two panel discussions, again based on data from our most recent survey results.

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Systech Fights Counterfeiting and Protects Brands at the Annual Pharma Packaging Expo

February 15, 2017

Systech International, a global technology solutions leader and innovator in serialization for the pharmaceutical industry, is proud to be a Technology Spotlight sponsor for the 9th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labeling East Coast 2017 Expo, from February 22-23, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. There, Jim Sinisgalli, Director of Product Management and Brand Protection, will present, ‘Creating Value Beyond Serialization—Protecting Your Brand, Consumer Trust, and Revenue’ on Thursday the 23rd at 12:30 PM EST.

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DME Drives the Evolution in Aseptic Process at ISPE

Barrier/Isolator, Disposables and Small-Scale Manufacturing

February 15, 2017

Join DME, an industry leader in 07bddb9b-c028-49d2-86ca-c7f25afdec82Process and Facility Design, at the 2017 Aseptic Conference on March 7-8, 2017 in Reston, VA

Meet DME experts David M. Marks, P.E., President, and Hite Baker, Principal Process Engineer, at booth #401 where they will be available to speak with you about how your facility can evolve, using transformational technologies in aseptic operations.

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DME’s David Marks Featured on INTERPHEX Live

February 10, 2017

At INTERPHEX 2016, David Marks, President of DME, was a panelist as part of INTERPHEX Live. The subject was Overcoming Facility Upgrade Challenges. The video of the discussion has been made available and posted here on our website.

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The Lost Art of Honest Communications

And Why John Cleese Tickles Our Funny Bone, Every Time

by Francine Carb, President

 

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I recently attended Kimmel Center lecture by John Cleese. While many of these events are an opportunity to listen to and simply be in the presence of great generals, heads of state, authors, and adventurers, the ‘Master of Silly Walks’ hit the mark with me.

John had quite a few pithy stories and lessons learned to share with the audience. I’ll paraphrase and share them with you, in a business context:

 

  1. Stepping out of political correctness, every now and then, allows us to be honest, without being offensive. There’s great freedom to saying what we mean, without worry about repercussions.

Businesses—especially technically- or engineering-oriented businesses—are often paralyzed by the need to get everything exactly right, rather than focus on the audience. Take a step back, speak in the voice of your customer, and you’ll be heard with honesty and integrity.

2. Being creative requires free time and the ability to just play. Being playful produces lots of creative ideas. When’s the last time you allowed yourself to just play? Without fun, I’m afraid we’re already well down the path to become serious bores.

Take some time to allow yourself and your mind to relax. You’ll be amazed with your newfound ability to problem solve or handle a challenging situation. Go ahead and try that ‘out of the box’ idea you’ve been mulling over. It might be just the thing to get out of your comfort zone and move the bar—especially if you are a leader at your company.

3. Telling a joke, with laughter as a result, requires practice and skill. Telling a joke where people can’t stop crying, cackling, and foot stomping requires a gift.

Not everyone is, or should be, an entertainer; however, laughter can get most people to open up and more easily contribute to a conversation. And isn’t opening up a very useful objective of any company-client or boss-employee relationship.


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