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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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Reducing Risk, Fortifying Supply Chains to Counteract the Crippling Effect of Food Recalls

August 27, 2015 12:10 pm | by Brian Miller, VP of Services at Intesource

To mitigate the risks associated with food recalls, the food industry needs to approach sourcing holistically and implement four important best practices.

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Data Security For Manufacturers: Don’t Let Cyberattacks Take A ‘Byte’ Out Of Your Bottom Line

August 27, 2015 8:05 am | by Rick Schreiber & Shahryar Shaghaghi

Cybersecurity challenges are becoming more prevalent and complex for manufacturers as consumers embrace and demand advanced technologies. 

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Protecting Your Business From Corporate Identity Theft

August 26, 2015 7:45 am | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago

All businesses have, use and rely on proprietary information, some of which may rise to the level of a protectable trade secret, under various laws, and much of which is stored on computers. An annual check-up of the nature and storage of such information, and policies and agreements that are related to the use, access to and maintenance of such assets, is likewise critical to any business.

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8 Questions To Help Determine If Your E-commerce Platform Needs To Be Replaced

August 25, 2015 9:00 am | by Ranga Bodla

Moving to a new e-commerce platform may seem like a big undertaking, but it's a necessity if your legacy applications are too old to support the type of brand experience and functionality today's consumers expect.

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Understanding the Power Brand Phenomenon

August 25, 2015 8:15 am | by Laurie Demeritt

Power brands are not just cash cows. They are brands whose position in food culture and shrewd management have, together, allowed otherwise dated brands to remain contemporary and to continue to drive profit growth.

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Using Big Data to Prevent Employee Turnover

August 24, 2015 1:30 pm | by Dr. Jason Taylor, Group Vice President of Development and Chief HCM Scientist at Infor

Analytics and big data are impacting decision-making across all industries in numerous capacities, and employee hiring is no exception. Just as distributors are implementing modern enterprise resource planning systems to optimize operations, they should also consider the latest in talent science technology to optimize the return one of the company’s most important resources — its employees.

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Managing Change In The Manufacturing Revolution

August 24, 2015 9:00 am | by Mike DiLeo

It's an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry - and lots of it. 

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Modern ERP: Greater Expectations

August 21, 2015 9:05 am | by Larry Korak, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Infor

Here are some things to consider when selecting your next ERP system.

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Have a New Major Supplier? Here's What to do Next

August 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Mark Tomalonis, Principal, WarehouseTWO

To improve the likelihood of a successful assimilation of a major new supplier or product line into your company’s operational infrastructure, policies and culture, create and execute a "new supplier deployment" process.

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How The Cloud Helps Manufacturers Get To The Root Of Lean Management

August 20, 2015 8:45 am | by Gavin Davidson

Companies that change their processes, but not the outdated and non-integrated applications beneath them, are simply hacking at leaves — expending energy but achieving little.

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5 Reasons Why Sugar is Added to Food

August 19, 2015 9:50 am | by Institute of Food Technologists

From a food science and technology perspective, sugar (sucrose) plays several roles when it comes to the functional properties in food

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Managing Inventory While Managing Spend: It's the Best of Both Worlds

August 18, 2015 11:35 am | by Michael Cooney, Director of eCommerce Strategy & Product Management, Grainger

You may not have thought of an eCommerce website or mobile app as a tool to manage company costs.  However, whether your inventory solution is managed by you or a vendor, integrating it with an online workflow will enable you to manage spend in real time.

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How To Keep The Warehouse Safety Magic Alive

August 18, 2015 9:15 am | by Andy Brousseau

No matter how successful your safety effort has been in the past, that doesn't change the fact that the warehousing profession is still full of hazards and risks in the present — and that it will continue to be so well into the future.

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3 Tips to Staying Ahead in a Crowded Wholesale Distribution Industry

August 17, 2015 9:35 am | by Kae Williams, General Manager, Exact U.S. Cloud Solutions

To remain relevant and competitive, wholesale distributors need to stay on top of the latest innovations and technology developments while maintaining the strongest reputation possible.

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Why Your Supply Chain Should Adopt Digital Signage

August 17, 2015 9:10 am | by Kerwin Everson, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions for RMG Networks

One innovation that companies often overlook is using digital signage for rapid, accurate communication that helps improve supply chain velocity. To understand how digital signage can remove sticking points in your supply chain, check out these tips.

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Five Questions Every Business Must Ask to Know Its IP IQ

August 13, 2015 1:15 pm | by William H. Honaker, Attorney, Dickinson Wright PLLC

Intellectual property has never been more important to businesses. It can protect your margin, be a deterrent to competitors, function as collateral, and increase the overall value of your business.  

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Q&A: Michael Morrissey and Bacon-Flavored Seaweed

August 13, 2015 12:00 pm | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor

This week’s scientist is Michael Morrissey from Oregon State University. He was part of a team that patented seaweed that tastes like bacon and is packed with protein, vitamins and antioxidants.

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How to Prevent and Repair Frost Heave Under Your Freezer Floor

August 13, 2015 10:00 am | by Johnny Johnson, VP of Field Services, Stellar

Though concrete freezer floors can last up to more than half a century, the underfloor heating system beneath still requires regular preventive maintenance. If you don’t take the proper precautions, frost can form in the sub-grade soils.

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Helping Uncover Business Insight With Analytics

August 11, 2015 12:20 pm | by Jeff Frankel

 By putting the right workflow structure and technology in place, you can start gaining real-time intelligence to help you make informed decisions that can propel your business forward.   

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5 Reasons To Move To The Cloud

August 11, 2015 8:45 am | by Jeff Nedwick

Five reasons why moving to a cloud-based ERP solution makes sense.

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