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Takeaways From Grainger Show 2015

March 4, 2015 | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

During a media roundtable at the 2015 Grainger Show, CEO Jim Ryan sat down to discuss some recurring themes Grainger is seeing in the marketplace. Some of the topics Ryan says Grainger is focusing on most include...

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Q&A: Recalls and Undeclared Allergens

March 5, 2015 2:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to correspond with Todd Harris, Vice President, Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS to discuss topics related to recalls involving undeclared allergens in the food industry.

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4 Ways to Integrate Supply Chain Projects With Corporate Initiatives

March 5, 2015 12:55 pm | by Godfrey Huguley

Whether budget, competing IT priorities or required time away from day-to-day operations stand in the way, the resources required to get your supply chain project implemented can be scarce.

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The State of Women in the Supply Chain

March 5, 2015 12:20 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force, yet only one-fourth of supply chain jobs. With a supply chain labor shortage continuing to grow, women remain an untapped resource.  

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Case Study: Perfecting Food Process Through Collaboration

March 5, 2015 8:25 am | by Power PR

Food processors are utilizing R&D test kitchens that combine equipment and processes from multiple manufacturers to gather scientific data and perfect the final product.

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4 Reasons Why Regulated Industries Need to Invest in APM

March 4, 2015 3:00 pm | by Dan Miklovic

 There is another group of industries that stands to gain significantly from implementing APM and pursuing asset operational excellence — regulated industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and aerospace.

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How Can the Internet Improve Your Plant's Operations?

March 4, 2015 12:15 pm | by Amber Carpenter

The Internet is so common that we take it for granted. But what many people do not realize is, the potential impact of the Internet on plant operations is just as sweeping.

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E-Commerce Shaping Material Handling in 2015

March 4, 2015 10:25 am | by Bob Liebe and Chris Capshaw, Division Presidents at Wynright Corporation

Just like a bespoke pair of shoes, the material handling industry is growing ever-more customized. Customer demands are changing, so the supply chain must adjust accordingly.

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Case Study: Consolidating Frozen Storage to Optimize Growth and Logistics

March 4, 2015 9:05 am | by Power PR

Drive-in rack system helps Coloma Frozen Foods expand, cut costs and improve safety.

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How Closed-Loop Systems Help Food Processors Save Water, Other Costs

March 2, 2015 8:25 am | by Al Fosco, Frigel North America

Here’s what to know about closed-loop systems and how they differ from cooling towers — along with tips for how to ensure the best return on the investment, which can include water efficiencies, cost savings and improved sustainability.

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5 Fears Preventing Continuous Improvement

February 26, 2015 9:15 am | by Joakim Ahlström

When these five fears are prevalent, openness and creativity are replaced by "watching your back" and "looking good," and when those drive you, you will never truly succeed.

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Sizing Up Success: Consumers Crave Packaging Size Variety

February 26, 2015 8:50 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President for Marketing and Product Management, Tetra Pak

Suley Muratoglu, vice president, Marketing & Product Management, Tetra Pak Inc., explains the forces shaping packaging size variety, including why and how brands and retailers should take this into account when conceptualizing products.

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Q&A: How Low-Calorie Diets Slow Aging

February 25, 2015 9:45 am | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor, Laboratory Equipment Magazine

Scientist Stephen Ginsberg of the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Nathan Kline Institute says that a low-calorie diet can stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and memory formation in the brain.

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Why Manufacturers Need to do Their Duty to Protect Core Applications

February 24, 2015 2:10 pm | by Mariano Nunez

In 2014, organizations were caught off guard by the increase in advanced threats targeting vulnerabilities within business-critical applications running on SAP platforms.

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Exploring the Re-Purposed FSMA Rules and Ways to Comply

February 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Dr. Jennifer McEntire, VP and Chief Science Officer

The FSMA represents the most sweeping reform in food safety laws in several decades. With the aim of preventing food safety incidents, the law lays out multiple requirements to ensure that good food safety controls and measures are established at every step of the food chain.

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Are You Walking By Your Best Cost Reduction Opportunity?

February 23, 2015 3:30 pm | by George Krauter, Vice President, Storeroom Solutions, Inc.

MRO storerooms exist within manufacturing plants, as well as institutional campuses for hospitals, universities, schools, etc. These facilities are generally considered necessary to support plant maintenance, assets, production activities, and employee safety.

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Q&A: The Changing Engineering and R&D Landscape

February 23, 2015 1:20 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO Magazine

Senior Vice President of Engineering and R&D Services of HCL, Sukamal Banerjee took some time to speak with IMPO about the demand of engineering and R&D services both domestically and abroad.

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Helping Stock Food Banks With Milk

February 23, 2015 9:57 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President for Marketing and Product Management, Tetra Pak

Milk is one of the food bank items most in demand by Americans living in food-insecure households. Suley Muratoglu, vice president of Tetra Pak, examines how shelf-safe milk can help fill in the gaps for food banks, while providing supply chain and environmental benefits for manufacturers.

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Adopting Technology to Go Lean in 2015: The Right Choice For Small Manufacturers

February 20, 2015 1:45 pm | by Dave Lechleitner

To many small companies, the thought of lean manufacturing is a business principle traditionally reserved for the big companies — such as Boeing or General Motors. Yet with the rapid proliferation of technology and cloud computing, “going lean” has never been so easy for small shops.   

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5 Facts on Girl Scout Cookie Production

February 20, 2015 9:40 am | by by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net

You might know that Girl Scout Cookies are sold across the country and that the profits fund community service projects, scholarships, and summer camps. However, you might not be aware that the beloved cookies are sustainably produced and safe for consumers with common dietary restrictions.

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Attack on Sugars, Caffeine Has Beverage Makers Upset With Dietary Committee

February 20, 2015 9:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

The American Beverage Association is not so keen on some of the recommended restrictions from the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee. The Committee is considering putting limitations on added sugars for the first time.

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