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?
Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to conduct a Q&A via email with...
While the merger of Kraft and Heinz has sparked mostly positive comments from investors and the...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Effective data management and analysis is becoming an urgent imperative for manufacturers.
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.
This year, pass the turkey with a side of efficiency, accuracy and visibility.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Four steps that can be taken to lead companies down the path of contract management optimization.
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.
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.