To succeed in the competitive dairy industry, managers from the CEO to the plant floor must be aware of the food safety standards and regulations driving equipment innovations. These standards enhance sanitation while speeding changeovers, boosting productivity and reducing downtime.
Jeff Reinke, the Editorial Director of Advantage Business Media’s Manufacturing Group (which includes Food Manufacturing), recently sat down with South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt to discuss GDP growth in the state, led by a strong manufacturing sector.
The city of Detroit's bankruptcy is an American tragedy and an entirely preventable one. The downward spiral began decades ago when deindustrialization led to depopulation, crime and declining public revenues. Corruption and mismanagement may have exacerbated the problem, but they weren't the root cause.
A new study conducted at Harvard University suggests that drinking hot cocoa might have a positive impact on your brain. Dr. Gayatri Devi, clinical associate professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine, joins the hosts of CBS This Morning to discuss the study and its findings.
Planning for plant maintenance is a big job and signs and labels play an important role for Evan Thomas, leader in a dough manufacturing company, who prints off thousands of labels for the lines and machines, correctly marking them for safety and lock out/tag out purposes.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal addressed the notion that we have become a more risk adverse society. This shouldn’t shock us. The financial collapse of the past five years has destroyed the comfortable belief that our future is bright.
Last month, eight meat industry groups sued the USDA over the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule. These groups argue that the rule’s costs will outweigh its benefits, but that is not necessarily true. The COOL rule will actually help manufacturers and retailers save face.
In some jurisdictions, consumers can have up to six years (like New Jersey) or four years (like California) to sue over allegedly misleading language on a product’s label, leaving manufacturers waiting to find out if their company is the latest number chosen in this litigation lottery.
I think it is easy to develop a vision or mission. But the big question is: how do you get from the vision to actual sales growth? The following outline describes a planning process that was designed specifically for SMMs who manufacture industrial products.
Manual materials handling is the number one source of compensable injuries in the manufacturing sector. Many of those injuries could be avoided by employing a pneumatic conveying system — often for less than combined direct and indirect costs associated with those injuries.
While four out of five manual materials handling injuries affect the back, when manually transporting bulk dry materials, additional safety hazards such as poor respiratory environment and fugitive dust problems — hazards that can be effectively eliminated with pneumatic conveying systems — are present.
As the U.S. looks to forge a path for sustainable economic growth for the nation, standardization is a powerful business tool that can help U.S. industry to fuel business performance and drive growth. This tool can help tap into new and expanding technologies.
We all know about the cost savings generated when we eliminate waste from manufacturing processes. How many of us consider the savings available when we address another source of waste: the waste that occurs in our workplace interactions? This scale of this waste is substantial — and often invisible.
Prematics. MRO. Abrasives. Predictive maintenance. Would you use any of these terms outside of work? Of course not. The use of uncommon terminology varies between companies and industries, and is used often enough to make jargon a part of the everyday lives of many professionals.
The financial collapse of the past five years has destroyed the comfortable belief that our future is bright and that our major investments, like our houses and retirement, would see us through to the other side. We have become a more risk adverse society.
This challenge of finding enough skilled manufacturing labor to meet demand is compounded by the threat of economic downturn, making it difficult for employers to maintain their workforce and ensure that employees remain available for work as needed, despite layoffs and other challenges.
Global challenges in energy generation and consumption motivates governments worldwide to set ambitious goals for increased energy efficiency, which results in a fast growing need for energy-efficient buildings. High energy efficiency goals demand flexible automation systems.
In difficult economic times, Lean thinking strikes a chord for manufacturers as it promises to reduce costs, improve quality and transform the bottom line by eliminating waste in every area of the value stream, including factory management and supplier networks.
The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) will be held Oct. 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Lynn Schurman, IBIE Committee Member representing the Retail Bakers of America, discusses the educational offerings available at this year’s expo.
Paul Stennett is a product specialist at CableOrganizer.com, and he shares some key ways to care for your company's server room. From proper cooling techniques to virtualization, Stennett discusses caring for your assets and using them as efficiently as possible.