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'Mom Blog Tour' Debuts at the Summer Fancy Food Show

July 29, 2015 11:00 am | by Wendy Hirschhorn, CEO, Wendy's Bloggers

A team of 10 exceptional, enthusiastic Mom Bloggers visited seven exhibitors at the recent Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. So far they’ve generated more than 43,000,000 impressions, and that number will continue to grow.


Modern Manufacturing, Part II: A Wireless Factory Floor

July 28, 2015 2:45 pm | by Danny Weiss

 In this post we look at how wireless technology is pushing its way into mainstream industrial engineering and how, when coupled with the cloud, can boost productivity and cut costs in the long term.


5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

July 27, 2015 1:30 pm | by Jeff Nedwick

Cloud-based ERP systems can help free up capital, while giving the necessary flexibility to meet evolving operational needs. Below are five reasons why moving to a cloud-based ERP solution makes sense.


Six Tips To Protect Against Intellectual Property Theft

July 23, 2015 1:05 pm | by Salo Fajer

Sensitive data - particularly, IP - is key to a manufacturing firm's success and upper hand. If this data isn't properly safeguarded, not only can a company accrue serious monetary fines, but it can also suffer a hit to its reputation and public trust. 


9 Defining Moments For the Food Processing Industry

July 23, 2015 10:45 am | by Joe Bove, PE, Vice President, Design, Stellar

Food processing has experienced several turning points over the years, signifying key changes that have molded food manufacturing as we know it today


Manufacturer's View: Winning Big Means Keeping Distributors in the Loop

July 23, 2015 8:50 am | by Mark Klein, President, Klein Tools

Hockey season is over and it has me thinking about the impact of power plays in business. The relationship between manufacturers and distributors is a bond often overlooked. In both business and hockey, having an extra “player on the ice” can make a huge difference.


Master Chefs Acquiring a Taste for Processed Foods

July 22, 2015 12:45 pm | by Power PR

Find out why chefs from fine dining are trading their gourmet kitchens for food processing plants in order to create restaurant-quality fare on a high-volume basis.


Modern Manufacturing Part 1: Control Via the Cloud

July 22, 2015 10:10 am | by Danny Weiss

Consider the traditional manufacturing floor. Whatever the industry, each point in the production line involves a complex process for moving from one stage to the next. The smallest hiccup at any point along that line can shut the entire system down.


Reengineering Your Supply Chain: Q&A With Brooks Bentz

July 21, 2015 12:40 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor

Manufacturers know they need to make their supply chains as lean and efficient as possible, but it can be hard to know where to start and what to prioritize.


Putting Your Maintenance Program To The Test

July 21, 2015 8:55 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

We all realize the need for the maintenance department to keep up with regular predictive activities. But simply conducting these regular reviews of equipment is only half the battle. What matters more, these days, is what to do with the information that these predictive activities yield.


Virtual Reality: A New Daily Reality For Manufacturer Sales and Marketing

July 20, 2015 11:25 am | by Mike Stutman

Organizations that embrace next-generation VR technology in its early days will not only gain press, buzz and early learning, but stand to gain from both brand perception and increased sales


How to be Prepared for the Food Safety Modernization Act

July 20, 2015 9:45 am | by Steve Phillabaum, Jason Edelman, The Graham Company

With 2016 just around the corner, food producers need to be ready for the effects of the FSMA. These regulations will require more proactive measures, so why not put them in place now?


The Billionaire Behind Blue Bell’s Comeback Bid

July 20, 2015 8:35 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor

Sid Bass, who made his fortune off oil, has invested an undisclosed amount in the marred ice cream company to help get their sweet treats back on shelves.


Heading Upstream: Technology Takes Robotics Up the Packaging Line

July 17, 2015 1:05 pm | by PMMI

Advanced networking, integration and controls drive the implementation of robots beyond end-of-line applications.


Cover Story Extra: Success With Second Chances

July 17, 2015 11:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

After spending 15 years in prison, Dave Dahl made the most of his second chance. And the company that bears his name — Dave’s Killer Bread — is allowing many of its employees the opportunity to do the same.


Rising to the Occasion

July 17, 2015 9:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Oregon-based Dave's Killer Bread, which recently expanded its distribution to all 50 states, prides itself on its hand-crafted/seed-encrusted line of breads.


How Food Manufacturers Can Find Project Financing with the New Markets Tax Credit

July 16, 2015 12:45 pm | by Charlie Spies, CEO of CEI Capital Management, LLC

As businesses increasingly seek a triple-bottom-line model, there is a financing tool designed to support their investments in not just growing their businesses, but in revitalizing the communities in which they work and live.


PROCESS EXPO 2015 Q&A with FPSA President David Seckman

July 16, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

In advance of September's PROCESS EXPO, Food Manufacturing corresponded with David Seckman, President and CEO of FPSA, Producer of PROCESS EXPO, to learn about what attendees can expect to see at this year’s show. 


Food Safety Update: Plant Equipment & Sanitation

July 16, 2015 9:25 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

We recently surveyed Food Manufacturing readers from across all segments of the industry on various trends, topics and considerations when it comes to purchasing plant equipment, and how equipment acquisition meshes with sanitation efforts and existing food safety plans at their facilities.


Q&A: Robotics and Automation with Intelligrated's Matt Wicks

July 16, 2015 9:00 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Food Manufacturing recently spoke with Matt Wicks, Vice President, Product Development, Manufacturing Systems, at Intelligrated about robotics and automation in the food manufacturing industry.



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