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One Ingredient at a Time, Consumers are Changing the Food Industry

May 21, 2015 | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

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?

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Q&A: Material Handling with Chris Murtha of Yale Materials Handling Corporation

November 25, 2015 10:40 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Food Manufacturing had the opportunity to correspond with Chris Murtha, Industry Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation, on the topic of material handling and the use of lift trucks in the food manufacturing industry.


Industry Insider: A Quick Way to Improve Productivity — Hold the Ice

November 25, 2015 10:00 am | by Mark DiMaggio, Head of Food & Beverage, Linde LLC

New requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that went into effect earlier this year, mean processors must now manage the food safety of dry ice and food-contact gases as food ingredients. So that is one key reason processors are looking at their supply chains, and now questioning the use of dry ice.


Milk for Grownups: Dairy Innovations Drive Growth

November 25, 2015 8:55 am | by Eliseo Barcas, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Tetra Pak U.S.

For the first time since they carried a lunchbox, U.S. adults are finding themselves the target of milk marketing. But this time, the pitch is for smaller and single-serve offerings and part of an overall trend to bend and reshape milk in size and formulation to the ways foods fit into today’s busy lifestyles.


Achieving a Higher Value for Your Unwanted Inventory

November 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Nicholas Isasi, Executive Vice President, DM Transportation

There is a powerful alternative increasingly being used to deal with under- or non-performing assets: corporate barter. Corporate barter is the exchange of goods and services for corporate assets on a non-cash basis through the use of trade credits.


Waste Not: Streamlining Food Production Saves Resources

November 24, 2015 9:30 am | by Jean-Pierre Berlan, Director of Processing for Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada

Taking a holistic view of packaging and processing elements throughout the food and beverage manufacturing value chain, and enacting changes where possible, helps prevent waste, which ultimately benefits businesses, the environment and society.


Innovations that Shaped the Beverage Packaging Market

November 24, 2015 9:00 am | by Vincent Le Guen, Vice President, Packaging, Sidel

PET has become the material of choice for the beverage packaging industry, because it enables manufacturers to produce bottles that stand out on the shelf, are sustainable and have improved functionality.  At the same time, as packaging becomes lighter, bottlers can reduce their raw material, production, energy, transportation and distribution costs without compromising product quality and integrity across the supply chain.  


Six Steps For Establishing An Influential Data Governance Framework

November 24, 2015 7:55 am | by Mike Hughes & Gordana Radmilovic

Effective data management and analysis is becoming an urgent imperative for manufacturers.


Shaping Supply Chain Strategy In A Highly Volatile Environment

November 23, 2015 9:35 am | by Kanth Krishnan

Supply chain managers must transform rather than simply improve their operation. This simply means adopting the philosophies, methods and processes that will make your company a 'best in class' organization.


Giving Thanks For AP Automation

November 23, 2015 8:45 am | by Giving Thanks For AP Automation

This year, pass the turkey with a side of efficiency, accuracy and visibility.


E-Commerce Tip: 'Don’t Try To Eat The Elephant'

November 20, 2015 9:00 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

We recently sat down with Ken Dickinson and Keith Lambert of Kore Technologies – a company that specializes in e-commerce integration and management solutions. The company has a strong focus on the industrial sector and shared some of their biggest takeaways from working with manufacturers and industrial distributors.


Three Reasons to Consider a Behavior-Based Approach to Worker Safety

November 19, 2015 9:30 am | by Christopher Bunch, Safety Director, Stellar

While ergonomic design and regulatory compliance remain critical to worker safety, behavior-based safety strategies incentivize employees to take ownership of their own safety. Employees proactively identify potential hazards, helping prevent them from ever happening in the first place.


The FDA Gets Pulled Into the 'Natural' Labeling Fray: Surprise Move May Change the Food Fight

November 19, 2015 9:00 am | by Andrew Phillips, Angela Spivey, James Neale and Benjamin Abel, Food and Beverage Industry Team, McGuireWoods LLP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that it will accept public comments on the use of "natural" claims on food labels. The move, which may signal FDA's intention to formally regulate use of the term, has potentially far-reaching consequences in a number of different arenas


Simplifying ERP: Reducing Complexity And Improving Responsiveness To Succeed

November 18, 2015 4:30 pm | by Malcolm Fox

To remove barriers to growth, manufacturers must turn the explosion of data they have into intelligence and insights to support real-time decision making, at every level and across every function in the organization - and throughout the extended supply chain. 


Your Best Equipment Isn't Always On The Production Floor

November 18, 2015 9:39 am | by Mick Wilcox, Acuity Brands

Every plant manager wants a more efficient and productive manufacturing facility. But one thing many manufacturers have yet to embrace for plant optimization literally hangs right over their heads - the lighting system.


Technology Deployment: Take the People Path to Change Management

November 18, 2015 8:15 am | by Dave Barclay, Director of Enterprise Sales Training, Shamrock Foods, and Suraj Mohandas, Senior Director of Customer Success, Zilliant

The current explosion of technologies such as CRM, ERP and prescriptive analytics in B2B isn’t anticipated to subdue any time soon. As adoption rises, industrial B2B companies are poised to cash in on benefits such as improved operational efficiencies, increased customer satisfaction, and sales and profit growth. Whether or not these benefits are realized is contingent upon if the end user adopts, uses and embraces the technology.


The Crossroads of Connectivity

November 17, 2015 2:30 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

The next 18 months need to generate solutions that are easier to integrate and more cost-effective in order for Industrial IoT to be truly embraced throughout U.S. manufacturing.


Five Point Plan For Becoming A Digital Enterprise By 2020

November 16, 2015 4:30 pm | by Larry Korak

As manufacturers strive to be on the front line of innovation, they must stop, look, listen and plan their strategy for being the Digital Enterprise of the future.


Contract Lifecycle Management: Adding Immediate Value To A Business

November 16, 2015 10:05 am | by Judd J. Robins

Four steps that can be taken to lead companies down the path of contract management optimization.


How a Behavior-Based Approach Can Enhance Your Worker Safety Culture

November 13, 2015 9:00 am | by Christopher Bunch, Safety Director, Stellar

Worker safety is a critical element in every food plant, regardless of the type of products manufactured. And while creating a safe, ergonomic work environment is a must, sometimes it’s not enough to ensure the safety of your most important asset — your employees.


12 Best Practices Of Inventory Optimization

November 13, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Hill

Inventory managers are faced with the challenge of managing tens or hundreds of thousands of items, each with their own characteristics, requiring complex and time-consuming calculations. Without a structured methodology and powerful analytical tools, the proactive management of large inventories becomes an impossible task. 



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