There’s More Than One Show In Vegas, But PAMC Will Be at PACK EXPO

PAMC will once again be at PACK EXPO Sept. 25-27 in Las Vegas, and while we’ve been going for a few years now, there have been some shows in Vegas that have been around a lot longer.  (Think Cats on Broadway.) Every year we put out Andy’s List, a fun list of facts about the […]

Invest In Your Projects Success: Budget For a Successful FAT

Budgeting for a detailed Factory Acceptance Test is an investment in your project’s success. If you’ve ever had trouble convincing whoever makes and approves the capital equipment budgets in your organization to invest in a thorough FAT, read on… Packaging World recently re-printed an article “Roadmap for a successful Factory Acceptance Test” by Paul Zepf, […]

Chicago is about PACK EXPO 2014, Food…and Sports!

I’m heading to PACK EXPO 2014 soon and am excited to see new technologies and ideas, as well as spending 4 days enjoying great company and the Windy City’s famous restaurants! Whether you believe Chicago got its nickname from the breezes that swirl down the streets from Lake Michigan, or whether you believe it was […]

Putting the ‘User’ in ‘User Requirements Specification’

Ask yourself, why is it called a User Requirements Specification?  The User Requirements Specification (or URS) is the foundation of any serious effort to buy or implement a machine, system, or upgrade.  Somebody, somewhere decided that there is a need in the organization to be met.  More than likely, that decision was made while evaluating […]