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I like our visit to Talsy, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company for traditional Chinese medicine. On our visit we saw the every aspect of the manufacturing process. Talsy grows their own raw material, which mainly consist of three herbs. With a company their size, I am amaze that only two workers is required to be in charged of raw material inventory because the rest is done by automated machines. So that’s the direct material aspect of Talsy. I believe Talsy’s direct labor is quite low because the manufacturing process is computer automated; however, labor is intensive in research and development. It was very interesting visiting Talsy.