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7 Lighting Considerations for a Lean Transformation

April 2, 2014 8:00 am | by Michael Drew, Industrial Vertical Sales Manager, and Rick Leeds, Vertical Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA

Manufacturers in every industry have a number of lean transformations to consider when it comes to plant efficiency. Reconsidering a facility’s electrical lighting can play a critical role in improving all aspects of day-to-day operations.

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Strategic Planning for Food Manufacturers Is More Crucial Than Ever

April 1, 2014 8:00 am | by Joe Bove, Vice President, Design, Stellar

As food manufacturers face stronger regulation and fierce competition, many recognize the need for establishing a strategic plan. This months-long process entails looking at where you are and where you want to go, and creating a roadmap to get you there.

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Fill Level Monitoring: Saving Money and Staying Safe

March 31, 2014 8:00 am | by John Terra

Fill level monitoring, an alternative to checkweighing inspection, is a stage of the manufacturing process in which packages are filled to the correct height, regardless of the type of container or contents, using thermal imaging, sensors  and X-rays to measure the proper level.

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The Benefits and Risks of Mobile Access To Manufacturing Information

March 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Mika Javanainen, Senior Director, Product Management, M-Files Corporation

As more employees look to use mobile devices for work activities, manufacturers must evaluate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies that have the potential to significantly enhance productivity and compliance activities, while ensuring sensitive information is protected.

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Revitalizing Your ERP with Process Automation

March 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jeff Rauscher, Director of Solutions Design, Redwood Software, Inc.

With such large sums of money spent just to keep enterprise resource planning systems running, it’s clear that there’s room for improvement. There are three basic options that can be used to energize and revitalize corporate ERP systems.

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Q&A: Addressing BPA and Chemicals of Concern amid Regulatory Pressures

March 27, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

Iuliana Nita of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics discusses the challenges facing food and beverage manufacturers and reflects on the preemptive measures being taken to address the rising safety concerns surrounding chemicals of concern in the midst of increasing global regulatory pressures.

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Choosing the Right Preventive-Control Training in Food Manufacturing

March 26, 2014 8:00 am | by Chuck Zona, Vice President and Dean, Hooke College of Applied Science and Cheryl Murley, Quality Manager, McCrone Associates

To establish correct preventive measures that can withstand regulatory scrutiny, food quality employees need specialized materials analysis training that enables them to characterize and identify raw material and processing contaminants, as well as their sources.

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Ozone for Seafood Plant Sanitation

March 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Dr. James Brandt, Chairman, Ozone International

The growing use of ozone is making our food supply safer while improving processors’ bottom lines. Ozone is very unique due to its effectiveness as an antimicrobial and as a cleaning agent. It leaves no chemical residue, so it can be used continually for a consistent sanitation level throughout production.

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Can the Internet of Things Eliminate Machinery Failure for Food Manufacturers?

March 25, 2014 9:00 am | by Rich Chavie, Chief Solution Officer, hybris

The “Internet of Things” is transforming the processes that enable food manufacturers to bring products to market — and  it has the potential to eliminate costly machinery failures all too common in today’s food manufacturing industry.

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Q&A: Improving Plant Safety

March 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

Food Manufacturing spoke with Heather Marenda, Client Services Engagement Manager for Brady, about the top steps food manufacturers can take to improve plant safety for workers, including lockout/tagout procedures, safety audits and plant security.

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Brainstorm: Plant Automation (Part III)

March 24, 2014 9:00 am | by Christophe Venaille, CEO of Luceo Inspection

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What types of plant automation should food manufacturers be looking at to most effectively streamline their operation?

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Brainstorm: Plant Automation (Part II)

March 21, 2014 1:00 pm | by Rob Herrmann, Remote Solutions Manager, Sealed Air

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What types of plant automation should food manufacturers be looking at to most effectively streamline their operation?

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Brainstorm: Plant Automation (Part I)

March 21, 2014 9:00 am | by Jonathan Ferrell, Packaging Market Specialist, ABB Robotics

The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What types of plant automation should food manufacturers be looking at to most effectively streamline their operation?

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Teaming ERP with Traceability: A Software Implementation Primer

March 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged

Researching, purchasing and implementing food safety software is not an undertaking for the faint of heart. The effort involved can daunt food manufacturers. However, experts say it’s necessary to acquire a customized system that fits each company’s business needs.

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Sharing a Century of Seafood

March 20, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

Northern Fish Products, Inc. in Tacoma, Wash., is the oldest seafood business operating in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout its 102-year history, the company has supplied fresh, quality fish and seafood throughout the United States and abroad.

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Food Safety Update: HACCP Planning

March 19, 2014 1:00 pm | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged

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 regarding HACCP Planning.

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Meeting the Biggest Challenges in Manufacturing Today

March 17, 2014 1:00 pm | by Tom Bonine, President, National Metal Fabricators

As someone who’s personally involved in manufacturing, I see firsthand what the biggest challenges are and how they are affecting our industry. With that in mind, here are some of the biggest challenges in American manufacturing right now.

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2013 and How to Prevent Them

March 17, 2014 9:00 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO, @TalesFromTia

Each year, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration releases its list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards violations. The list for 2013 is nearly identical to the previous year, highlighting the need for greater attention to safety on the plant floor.

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Bolthouse Farms Serves Up a Healthy Dose of Food Porn

March 14, 2014 12:29 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

Food porn — the practice of posting delectable dishes on the Internet — tends to lean toward the fat-laden and sugary sweet treats that we find most irresistible. But Bolthouse Farms is looking to swing the balance toward healthy food art on its new Food Porn Index site.

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Leading Manufacturers Find Energy Savings

March 12, 2014 1:00 pm | by Thomas McCann Mullooly and Kurt Rempe of Foley & Lardner

Executives enjoying the current renaissance of manufacturing in the United States have found a new weapon in their constant battle with production costs: energy savings. Leading manufacturers are using a variety of methods to help determine the energy component of their production costs.

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