Are there small or seemingly insignificant issues in your place of work that have the potential to evolve into potentially serious, or even catastrophic, problems? Whether its data management, energy efficiency, or another area, it seems every company could point to something where one or two wrong moves has created a small issue that could eventually make a significant impact on the overall bottom line.
Many say manufacturing isn’t “sexy.” Perhaps this thinking is so ingrained in our culture that a strategy targeting college students is, for some, just too late. But is it ever wasted effort to start influencing the opinions of these kids before they’re ready to graduate?
The BPA debate demonstrates an all too common issue facing the food industry today: Despite scientific evidence of a product’s safety, a deeply engrained negative perception will lead consumers to avoid that product.
Section 402 of the FSMA states that companies across the supply chain cannot "discharge an employee or otherwise discriminate against an employee with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment" for revealing "any violation of, or any act or omission the employee reasonably believes to be a violation of any provision of this Act."
I’ve heard time and time again how critical a successful training program is in the industry—and the cost of an untrained worker might just be a bit higher than a masticated remote.
Are factories safer today than they were in 1911? Most definitely — but that doesn’t mean that we can let our guards down.
In many cases, a CEO’s pay is directly tied to the performance of the company since a large portion of the compensation package is generally in company stock. This part of their pay has a major impact on compensation, both positively and negatively. But most companies include a variety of pay options in a CEO’s compensation package: base salary, stock options, travel expenses, insurance packages and incentive pay.
While many businesses recognize the value of protecting themselves from potentially disastrous security incidents, they fall short in their attempts to do so.
Whether it’s on an automotive production line or over bins of lettuce and banana peppers, there is always an opportunity to succeed just as much as there is one to fail. Do you know which members of your team are choosing which outcome for your business?
The typical problem with plant flooring is that it’s nearly impossible to replace without a major shutdown, meaning most plants elect to address the problems of an existing floor with patch work, seals, chemicals or coverings. There’s a lot out there to choose from, so what’s the best solution for you?
Often overlooked in the midst of attacks against the food industry are the companies and business owners investing in ways to make food safer and Americans healthier.
As technology moves faster, the online community will only expand, and it's up to you to make sure your brand is in front of as many eyeballs as possible.
Customer retention can be boiled down to three key essentials: price, quality and customer service.
More manufacturers like Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Philips, L’Oreal and Unilever are starting to rely on “open innovation,” a process philosophy that aims to merge new technology from sometimes disparate industries.
Manufacturers around the globe have been awash with new thinking on how to manage a global supply chain that is, despite better technology, still remarkably delicate.
The Obama administration says that combining overlapping agencies could curb “unnecessary waste and duplication,” with the added benefit of “saving taxpayer dollars.”
As the legal consequences for selling faulty products falls more and more on the shoulders of retailers, food processors’ customers may push for greater protections for consumers and themselves.
According to the Daily Mail, animal welfare group PETA has offered a $1 million reward to the first scientist who can prove laboratory-grown chicken is viable by 2016. Proponents of lab-grown meat say it would be more environmentally friendly and reduce animal suffering.
The Huffington Post reported that a former McDonald’s employee shot a cell phone video of a live mouse in a bag of Big Mac buns at a McDonald’s in Philadelphia. The employee alleged that mouse droppings were often found on buns at the fast food restaurant, and the manager ordered workers to serve the buns after wiping off the droppings.
According to Mashable, Sam Adams has released a Facebook app will allow users to crowdsource their own brew. Users will be able to choose various characteristics, such as color, clarity, body, hops and malt. The choices that prove most popular will be utilized to craft a “collaborative ale” that will be brewed next month.