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Key Performance Indicators For the Supply Chain

February 9, 2015 10:25 am | by Jesper Lillelund

Manufacturing is an industry typified by countless unique processes and workflows. Because of this, assessing overall performance and efficiency is a complex task. Measuring the overall performance of your supply chain can be boiled down to a few key questions.

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Brainstorm: Pest Control Pt. 3

February 6, 2015 3:25 pm | by Dr. Zia Siddiqi, Director of Quality Systems, Orkin

In part three of three-part series, we ask: What are some steps food manufacturers should be taking during the winter months in order to get a head start on warm-weather pest prevention? This article originally ran in Food Manufacturing's Jan/Feb print issue.

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When Operational Performance and Financial Performance Measurement Collide

February 6, 2015 11:45 am | by Jack Moran

There are five approaches to costing that are most commonly found amongst manufacturers. Each of these approaches feature different data elements and calculations, so the costing information they generate about the exact same product, process or service differs.

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MillerCoors Engineer Offers Advice on Asset Management, Skills Gap

February 6, 2015 11:20 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director @JeffReinkeABM

Wes Dean, engineer of 31 years — most of that time spent in the Coors and MillerCoors family — recently sat down to discuss a number of trends and challenges impacting maintenance and asset management for manufacturers.       

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Think Twice Before Putting That Word on Your Product's Label

February 5, 2015 2:55 pm | by Jennifer L. Naeger

It may be tempting for food and beverage manufacturers to play up the best qualities of their products on the labeling, but if manufacturers let one small word slip onto a label, the consequences could be very costly.         

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Brainstorm: Pest Control Pt. 2

February 5, 2015 10:40 am | by Patricia Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services

In part two of this three-part series, we ask: What are some steps food manufacturers should be taking during the winter months in order to get a head start on warm-weather pest prevention? This article originally ran in Food Manufacturing's Jan/Feb print issue.

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How Businesses Can Fight Food Waste

February 5, 2015 8:00 am | by Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc.

Research shows that proper packaging helps food last longer and lessens food waste. There are many ways manufacturers can help combat food waste while limiting the environmental impact of packaging. Here are three of the most important.

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Why Your Expansion Plan Needs Supply Chain Modeling

February 4, 2015 2:15 pm | by Jason Duff and Donald A. Hicks, LLamasoft

As the food processing industry continues to flourish, many manufacturers are faced with the need to increase capacity. Whether it’s adding a new process line or expanding an existing facility, conducting a supply chain analysis can lead to more efficient capital expenditures.

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Brainstorm: Pest Control Pt. 1

February 4, 2015 11:20 am | by John Kane, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services

In part one of this three-part series, we ask: What are some steps food manufacturers should be taking during the winter months in order to get a head start on warm-weather pest prevention? This article originally ran in Food Manufacturing's Jan/Feb print issue.

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How to Achieve Safer Manufacturing in 2015

February 4, 2015 10:05 am | by Christina Chatfield

No matter what type of business you run, you should always be looking for ways to make your operations safer. To start out the new year safely, take a look at a couple of the major causes of incidents in 2014 and see how these accidents could have been prevented.

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How HARPC Affects Frozen Food Manufacturers

February 3, 2015 11:00 am | by Marc Masterson, IceMachinesPlus.com

Regulations on the food industry received a major overhaul when the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law. The key component of the plan for frozen food makers is to create and maintain a Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Control plan.

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Q&A: Food Facilities and FDA Registration

February 2, 2015 2:20 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Food Manufacturing spoke with Registrar Corp Senior Regulatory Specialist Mary Hancock to address some of the issues involved in the FDA registration process for food facilities.           

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Industry Groups, Companies Criticize Proposed EPA Chemical Rule

January 29, 2015 2:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

Numerous industry groups and manufacturers have taken issue with a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the use of 15 chemicals. The groups argue those chemicals have been used by manufacturers for decades.

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Sales Channel Visibility Improves Manufacturing and Inventory Planning

January 28, 2015 1:55 pm | by Dan Blacharski

Managing extended sales channels has been a largely intuitive process, relying on ‘hip pocket’ estimates, lacking in visibility and accountability, and too often isolated from central enterprise supply chain planning.         

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What Can We Learn From EU's New INCO Regulation and its Impact on Business?

January 28, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jean-Christophe Calmejane, VP, Lascom Solutions

The U.S. is in the process of establishing its own changes to labeling laws. While the the FDA and European labels are different, both are focused on better legibility, more comprehensive information, and specific nutrient information (fats and added sugars, etc.).

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Cocktail Keurig Brings Bartender to Your Kitchen

January 28, 2015 9:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development Magazine

The self-proclaimed “Nespresso for cocktails,” the Somabar makes your favorite drinks in the comfort of your own home. The team behind the robotic bartender began researching the technology after experiencing automated beer dispensing in Tokyo three years ago.

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Education, Bias-Breaking Keys to Women's Rise in Supply Chain

January 27, 2015 1:25 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution

According to a 2012 study by Deloitte, women comprise nearly half (46.6 percent) of the total U.S. labor force, yet just 24.8 percent of the durable goods manufacturing workforce. That disparity is much greater still at the executive level.

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Assessing Your Risk For a Cyber Breach and Minimizing the Fallout

January 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Jay Shelton, Senior Vice President, Risk Management Services, Assurance

A staggering 43 percent of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach in the last year according to the Ponemon Institute. Despite the rise in breaches, 27 percent of companies didn't have a data breach response plan or team in place.   

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10 Key Initiatives to Drive Value From Supply Chain Networks in 2015

January 26, 2015 11:45 am | by Elemica

Using these 10 key initiatives, business leaders will gain greater profitability, improve productivity, and increase customer satisfaction to drive more value out of their supply chains.                 

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Manufacturers Merge Customer Service Components Into the Lifecycles of Their Products

January 23, 2015 1:25 pm | by Larry Korak, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Infor

Establishing new customer engagement opportunities is a top priority for manufacturers who are looking to build brand loyalty plus meet the expectations of the highly demanding Millennial consumer.               

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