Consumers are learning to voice their concerns through social media, advocacy groups, consumer surveys and petitions — announcing to the food industry exactly what they want and do not want in their food supply. But are food companies listening?
Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to conduct a Q&A via email with...
While the merger of Kraft and Heinz has sparked mostly positive comments from investors and the...
Egg cartons are cluttered with claims about organic, cage-free, free-roaming, vegetarian...
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 30th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 73rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff. Here are four steps you can take to increase supplier adoption, utilization, and satisfaction with your procurement portal.
Typically when we think of big data, we think of large corporations that have the tools and resources to make sense of all their data. However, mid-market companies are beginning to explore how to leverage big data effectively, too.
Listeria is a foodborne illness that can have dire consequences — sometimes, deadly. The bacteria is characteristically persistent, able to not only thrive for years, but within frozen storage and outside of the expected environments, such as meat processing plants.
Unless you’re superman, you’re not going to be lifting heavy pallets anytime soon. Enter the forklift. Forklifts are great tools for businesses that need them. But, they can also be very dangerous.
Controlling the cost for equipment repairs requires careful management of the Maintenance, Repair and Operational (MRO) spare parts inventory.
A gap analysis can move manufacturing facilities into the future of business intelligence. Forward-thinking owners should consider platforms that provide insight into their data warehouses and will connect various systems in order to gain data traceability.
One of the key adopters that will fuel the mainstream 3D printing industry will be small businesses.
Unlike other industries, the manufacturing and production industry is no novice when it comes to project management. Nevertheless, staying focused on how best to execute project management tactics is often hard and overlooked.
In manufacturing, “efficiency” is key. It is one of those buzzwords that grabs people’s attention and holds their interest. However, efficiency on the plant floor isn’t just a result of all the production lines and industrial equipment working as it should.
See-through flexible packaging is one of the hottest trends in the food industry. Fueling the trend are both technical and social forces.
Do you give enough care and consideration to your food processing facility’s electrical equipment? Jud Walker, a senior electrical engineer for Stellar, discusses electrical safety, systems maintenance and more in this article.
In manufacturing, machine failure and unplanned downtime can be exceptionally costly. Efficiency becomes the name of the game, and that’s where iQagent comes in.
Recent advances in polarized thermal stage microscopy have served to enhance the research performed in laboratories within the food industry, and allow for the study of a wide range of substances.
In this age of Big Data, it is possible for manufacturers to warehouse and mine internal and external data, and use this data to their advantage.
When the milk industry moved away from the “Got Milk” tagline last year after 20 years of featuring smiling celebrities with milk mustaches, it wasn’t because consumers didn’t love the ads. It was because the campaign didn’t stop the steady downward slide in Americans’ milk consumption.
At the end of the day, preventing recalls is about working smarter, not harder. Automation allows food companies to keep track of their processes across the entire supply chain in the most efficient manner, proactively preventing them from shipping out contaminated products, avoiding recalls and keeping consumers happy.
The FDA’s determination that PHOs are no longer GRAS has widespread implications for many manufacturers and producers. While the three-year implementation period appears reasonable, the plaintiffs’ bar likely will argue that the Order opens the door to civil litigation during the implementation period.
Purchasing a new enterprise application is an important step your company can take toward becoming a better business. But like all new workplace initiatives, just because you build it doesn't mean that they will come.
Increasing efficiency, productivity and gaining competitive advantage are only some of the reasons manufacturing companies large and small are turning to document management systems.