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Introducing VicinityChem Branding

  Our software is unique just like each of our chemical manufacturing customers. VicinityChem aims to help businesses function with ease, produce exceptional products, and drive smart growth with a software system that accommodates the intricacies of formula-based manufacturing. With the new VicinityChem branding, we wanted to convey the distinctiveness of formula-based manufacturing within the chemical…

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formula database software

Make the Most Out of Your Formula Database Software

Formula management, or having a thorough formula database software, is a critical element for batch manufacturers, both in production and R&D. However, many process manufacturers don’t have this information integrated into their ERP system. According to a study done by Aberdeen Group, 79% of manufacturers cited their top goal for the coming year as increasing…

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Top 5 Manufacturing Sessions at Chem Show 2017

Chem Show 2017: A SHOWCASE FOR THE LATEST PROCESSING PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY The Chem Show is where engineers, plant managers, and other CPI personnel come together to see the latest equipment & technology, meet product experts, and discover new ways to optimize their plant operations. Bringing together more than 5,000 industry professionals and 300 exhibiting…

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formula loss

Reduce Formula Loss to Increase Profits

In our Increase Profits with Batch Manufacturing Software blog, we quickly overviewed the top four things you can do with the help of batch manufacturing software, such as Vicinity, to ensure your organization is getting the most out of the operations in your existing business, without changing much of what you are doing today. One…

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Four Critical Elements to Chemical Manufacturers Success

As a chemical manufacturer, you face a myriad of challenges through your operations in a highly regulated industry. Some of those challenges include the ever-increasing cost of raw materials, managing formulations, and new product development, adhering to regulatory changes and the associated costs, and organizing operational and manufacturing data. With all of those potential obstacles,…

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research and development

Five Must-Have Research and Development Tools

Before we dive into the essential Research and Development (R&D) tools for your process manufacturing business, allow us to set the stage for you. Many of our team members are not necessarily “Do-It-Yourself” gurus. When it comes to this category, some of the team may even appear to be “skills-challenged.” Luckily we found our wheelhouse…

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batch manufacturing software

Essential Lab Management Advice

“No man is an island” is certainly a true axiom for R&D efforts.  We have some observations that you might find helpful in reviewing R&D activities, and how your batch manufacturing software system can drive your efficiency. 1) Integrate R&D in the Production Process For most manufacturers, one of the goals of the R&D department is to develop…

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formula development

Formula Development Zen

The process of new formula development (or new recipe development) is as unique as the research chemist. However, there are some key elements that could make the formula development process more productive and more efficient. I will share some of my insights in this article. Define the R&D Process A standard process for the R&D department…

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