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Q&A: Milking the Market

December 9, 2013 12:00 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

The dairy industry is affected by many unique factors, including regulation like the Farm Bill. Food Manufacturing spoke with Bill Brooks of FCStone about the state of the dairy industry and what issues should be top-of-mind for dairy processors.

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Supply Chain Management: Finding the Right Solution for Your Process

December 9, 2013 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

Today’s supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, creating unique challenges for the food industry. By harnessing the latest technology, food manufacturers can make their supply chains more efficient while improving product quality and safety.

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ISM: A Good, Solid Month for Manufacturing

December 6, 2013 12:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the sixth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 54th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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Brainstorm: Reducing Energy Costs (Part VI)

December 6, 2013 8:00 am | by Bob Van Antwerp, Senior Project Manager, SSOE Group

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What steps can food manufacturers take to reduce energy costs in their facilities?

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Brainstorm: Reducing Energy Costs (Part V)

December 5, 2013 12:00 pm | by Luke Facemyer, Director of Design, Stellar

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What steps can food manufacturers take to reduce energy costs in their facilities?

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Brainstorm: Reducing Energy Costs (Part IV)

December 5, 2013 8:00 am | by Kyle Justice, Vice President of Sales, Zoneworks

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What steps can food manufacturers take to reduce energy costs in their facilities?

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Brainstorm: Reducing Energy Costs (Part III)

December 4, 2013 12:00 pm | by Mary Burgoon, Market Development Manager, Energy Management, Rockwell Automation

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What steps can food manufacturers take to reduce energy costs in their facilities?

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Brainstorm: Reducing Energy Costs (Part II)

December 4, 2013 8:00 am | by Tom Millhoff, Vice President of Business Development, HelioPower

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What steps can food manufacturers take to reduce energy costs in their facilities?

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Incorporating Sustainability Across the Supply Chain

December 3, 2013 12:00 pm | by Iuliana Nita, Global Marketing Manager, Food and Beverage, Process Systems Business Unit of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Sustainability is a hot topic in the food and beverage industry. As manufacturers seek to reduce costs and maintain customer loyalty, implementing sustainable practices can help to achieve these aims while ensuring companies are playing a responsible role in their industry and society in general.

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Brainstorm: Reducing Energy Costs (Part I)

December 3, 2013 8:00 am | by Matthew Faulkner, Business Analyst, BidURenergy, Inc.

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What steps can food manufacturers take to reduce energy costs in their facilities?

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Are We in a Manufacturing Renaissance?

December 2, 2013 12:00 pm | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing

The media has jumped on the American Manufacturing story because it is a good story and it projects hope in a poor economy. But one must look deeper into the critical factors that drive manufacturing to see a realistic picture of the industry.

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Eye on Energy: Harnessing the Latest Energy Tracking Technology

December 2, 2013 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

Energy usage continues to be a critical issue in the manufacturing sector, due to concerns over energy costs as well as the need to meet corporate sustainability requirements. But with advanced energy management technology, manufacturers more easily can meet their energy goals.

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The Vital Signs of American Manufacturing

November 27, 2013 12:00 pm | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing

Short term improvements in jobs or sales are like a sick person getting some medicine from the doctor and feeling better the next day. A thorough examination of all of the vital signs might show that the patient actually has a debilitating disease. A real assessment of American Manufacturing also requires a longer term examination of manufacturing vital signs.

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Food Safety Update: Dairy Processing

November 27, 2013 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

The Food Safety Update section of Food Manufacturing is designed to offer our readers insight into the state of food safety concerns across the industry. We received hundreds of responses to this month’s survey on dairy processing.

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Case Study: Streamlining Operations to Support Growth and Gain Competitive Advantage

November 26, 2013 12:00 pm | by Deacom, Inc.

Silver Spring horseradish is the number one retail brand in the United States. Silver Spring Foods, Inc. recognized that their current Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system could not handle their current business requirements and would be unable to evolve as the company continued to grow.

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Pending HIMP Poultry Rule Ruffles Feathers

November 26, 2013 8:00 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor

An embattled rule that would raise the speed of poultry processing lines and decrease the amount of federal employees inspecting birds is pitting food processors against safety advocates. The rule would expand a pilot program to the entire industry.

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Q&A: Traceability in the Dairy, Deli and Bakery Supply Chain

November 25, 2013 12:00 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, International Dairy Foods Association and GS1 US recently released a new traceability guideline. Food Manufacturing spoke with Michael Bromme of Trace One about the new guideline and how it can improve traceability throughout the dairy, deli and bakery supply chain.

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B2B E-Commerce Transforms the Role of Sales Reps

November 25, 2013 8:00 am | by Rick Chavie, vice president, OmniCommerce at hybris

An effective B2B e-commerce strategy can preserve customer service by transforming the role of the sales rep. An e-commerce platform automates time consuming sales processing tasks, enabling food manufacturing sales reps to spend more time offering a more personalized customer experience than ever before.

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Making the Switch to Unrefined Non-GMO Sugar

November 22, 2013 8:00 am | by Zulka

While consumer awareness and demand around healthier and more natural options continue to grow, many manufacturers are making moves to switch to less processed, organic or non-GMO ingredients that still maintain the same quality in formulation, if not better, than their original counterparts.

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The Benefit of Early Case Assessment in Food Court

November 21, 2013 12:00 pm | by Ronald J. Levine, Esq., Canaan E. Himmelbaum, Esq., and Michael J. Glick, Esq.

Early case assessment (ECA) promises superior knowledge earlier in the game with rewards of better outcomes and lower costs. There are tools, which can leverage next generation search technology, assist defense counsel in evaluating potential liability and enable strategic planning.

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