What is an engineering study? How is it useful? Why should I pay for one? These are all great questions. First, at JCS, an engineering study is useful when a customer needs to identify a problem, or multiple problems within their systems in their facility. Paying for an engineering study, or engineering evaluation, allows an outside organization to come into your facility with a fresh perspective to look at the big picture. Whether trying to identify possible contamination points creating micro counts on a low acid aseptic line, identifying areas for improvement in yields, or even looking at ways to treat your product better during processing for improved quality; an engineering study brings the perspective of outside engineering experts to evaluate, provide data, and a detailed report to assist you to make the best business decision.
If you have worked at or with JCS over the last 32 years then you most likely already know the story behind the company name and logo, for those of you that have wondered here is what it all means.
When it comes to evaluating vendor proposals for a capital project, just comparing the price tag could be as unequal as comparing apples to orangutans. For example, two processing lines may contain the same throughput, the same equipment, and even look the same; this does not necessarily mean that they are the same. Capital projects should be compared based on the return on investment (ROI) that you gain from the implementation of the project.