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How Manufacturers Can Use Regional Menu Data To Track Local Demand

April 1, 2015 11:00 am | by Abigail Covington, Content Marketing Coordinator, Food Genius, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The principal of creating supply where there is demand is not new, but it is sometimes overlooked within the foodservice industry.

How Distributors and Manufacturers Can Partner to Grow Sales, Value-Added Service

April 1, 2015 10:20 am | by Gary Nuttall, President, Gray Tools Canada | Articles | Comments

Here are just four examples of how distributors can take advantage of their suppliers’ ...

Study: Manufacturers Should Upgrade Risk Management Practices

March 31, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report from Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation...

A Firm Grasp on its Craft

March 31, 2015 10:05 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Griffin Claw Brewing Company prides itself on producing beer with a mix of tradition and...

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Traceability in Food Manufacturing: Harvest Benefits Beyond Compliance and Consumer Protection

March 30, 2015 2:49 pm | by Monika Pelz, CPA, Audit Partner, Armanino | Articles | Comments

The food supply chain is long and complex, including foreign- and domestically sourced farms, processors, ingredients, manufacturers, packagers, distributors, shippers, stores and consumers. Regardless of your business and its place in the food supply chain, you’re required to maintain good records.

Dunkin' Donuts Eyes Shift to All Cage-Free Eggs

March 30, 2015 1:05 pm | by Dunkin' Donuts | News | Comments

As an immediate step, 10% of all eggs sourced for its breakfast sandwiches in the U.S. will be cage-free by the end of next year. Additionally, Dunkin' Donuts will source only gestation crate-free pork in the U.S. by 2022.

Q&A: Plant Safety, Security Surrounding Food Facilities

March 30, 2015 10:50 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing spoke with Terry Smith, Executive Vice President of Operations at Jack Link's Beef Jerky, and Kip Dowding, Manager at A.T. Kearney's Strategic Operations Practice, to discuss trends and topics related to plant safety and security in the food manufacturing industry.

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Forget Zipcar: Contract Manufacturing Pioneered Sharing Economy

March 30, 2015 8:10 am | by Nelson Alor, Manager, Contract Manufacturing, Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

Contract packaging has proven to be a boon for the food and beverage industry and for innovation in processing and packaging. The lowered entry barriers such companies offer pave the way for first adopters to select state-of-the-art processing and innovative packages without taking the plunge and investing in a new line.

Q&A: How B2B E-Commerce Is Changing The Manufacturing Business

March 27, 2015 2:50 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

​Michiel Schipperus, CEO of integrated e-commerce provider Sana Commerce, spoke with our sister publication, Manufacturing Business Technology, recently about the transformation of (B2B) manufacturing business.

Food Processing Plant Down? 3 Solutions to Keep Operations Moving

March 27, 2015 2:25 pm | by Jim Oko, Director of Process Engineering, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

If a disaster puts your plant’s operations on pause, know your options for continuing production outside the walls of your facility. Co-packing, co-manufacturing and built-in redundancy are three solutions to keep your operations moving when your plant is down. Here are the key things to know about each.

Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To? Pt. 4

March 27, 2015 9:15 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President, Marketing & Product Management, Tetra Pak Inc., U.S. & Canada | Articles | Comments

In the final installment of this four-part series, we ask: which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To? Pt. 3

March 26, 2015 2:25 pm | by Sean Brady, Marketing Director, Ready Meals / Case Ready, Sealed Air’s Food Care Division | Articles | Comments

In the third part of this four-part series, we ask: which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

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The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 2

March 26, 2015 1:15 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

The following is the fourth installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, we reveal No.2.

Supply Availability for Food and Beverage will Trump Price: Manage Your Supplier Relationships

March 26, 2015 8:45 am | by Dave Donnan, Partner and Leader of A.T. Kearney’s Global Food and Beverage Practice | Articles | Comments

Building strategic supply relationships today can give companies a disproportionate advantage as global forces impact resource availability, commodity availability, and pricing and consumer tastes. But at the same time determining when and with whom to partner be a fundamental challenge for food industry executives. Here are some examples of companies that are thinking about supply partnerships strategically.

The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 3

March 25, 2015 8:45 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

The following is the third installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, Greg discusses No. 3.

Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To? Pt. 2

March 24, 2015 12:35 pm | by Ryan Till, Product Manager — Packaging Materials, Flavorseal | Articles | Comments

In the second part of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 4

March 24, 2015 9:55 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

The following is the second installment in a five-part series counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers, courtesy of Greg Goodwin of LNS Research. Today, Greg discusses number four.

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Orkin Seasonal Pest Control Series: Think of Pests With Your Landscaping Plans This Spring

March 24, 2015 9:00 am | by Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., B.C.E., Director of Quality Systems, Orkin, LLC | Articles | Comments

During the early spring, pests emerge from overwintering and begin actively looking for sources of food, water and shelter they need to survive. Their search may bring them to your facility, and certain aspects of your landscaping plan could be providing an open invitation for them to come inside.

3 Reasons You Should Consider Revamping Your Supply Chain Networks

March 23, 2015 2:20 pm | by Bob Farrell | Articles | Comments

Now is the time for manufacturers to consider revamping how they track supply chain networks. Here are the top three reasons why.   

Brainstorm: Which Innovations in Food Packaging Should You Pay Attention To?

March 23, 2015 1:10 pm | by Hugh Lenz, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials | Articles | Comments

In the first part of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in food packaging should food manufacturers be paying attention to, what benefits do they offer, and how are they best implemented?

The Top 5 'Must-Have' APM Technologies For Food Manufacturers: No. 5

March 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

This week, Food Manufacturing is counting down the top five "must-have" asset performance management technologies for food manufacturers. Today, we start with calibration functionality.

Managing Food and Beverage Supply in a Constrained World: Segmenting Your Suppliers

March 20, 2015 12:40 pm | by Dave Donnan, Partner and Leader of A.T. Kearney’s Global Food and Beverage Practice | Articles | Comments

Due to a series of supply-and-demand pressures — from a growing middle class in developing markets to increasing weather volatility — the global food industry is rapidly transforming. As a result, leading food and beverage companies are rethinking their supplier relationships

Are You in Compliance? OSHA's 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 9:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Each year, OSHA names the most cited violations it encountered during its workplace safety inspections that year. The seminar, “Avoiding OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations,” provided insight on the most frequently issued citations and industry best practices for reducing the hazards.

Assessing Structural Damage: Your No. 1 Priority After Disaster Strikes

March 20, 2015 8:00 am | by Johnny Johnson, VP of Field Services, Stellar | Articles | Comments

After a disaster, your food processing plant must get up and running again as soon as possible. Making moves to clean up or sweep debris may be a tempting first response, but it could be deadly. Instead, you must assess for structural damage first.

The Impact of Online Pest Management

March 18, 2015 1:00 pm | by Chad Gore, PhD, Rentokil Regional Technical Director | Articles | Comments

At the heart of an effective integrated pest management program is the interaction and cooperation that takes place between the food manufacturer and the pest control provider, which is one of the main reasons that moving from a paper-based logbook to an online pest management system can deliver huge benefits.

The Latest Ingredient for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Efficiency – The Cloud

March 18, 2015 8:50 am | by Mike Edgett, Director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor | Articles | Comments

The food and beverage industry remains a highly competitive and fast-paced environment. Manufacturers must continue to invest in updated technology and processes or they will eventually fall behind. Deploying critical business applications in the cloud could be a viable solution for manufacturers to increase profitability and maintain growth, while still being cautious of underlying costs.

March/April 2015: A Firm Grasp on its Craft

March 17, 2015 3:41 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Griffin Claw Brewing Company prides itself on producing beer with a mix of tradition and technology at its Birmingham, Michigan facility. To read this cover story, exclusive features on robotics in the food plant and ways to introduce ... 

Best Practices for Food Companies Considering Mergers and Acquisitions

March 17, 2015 8:45 am | by Jeffery M. Cross, Freeborn & Peters LLP | Articles | Comments

For food companies considering a merger or acquisition, what are best practices in regard to getting the merger through the antitrust process? There are three main areas of focus.

5 Tips For a More Efficient Compressed Air System

March 16, 2015 12:10 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

 An efficient compressed air system can be invaluable asset to a manufacturer.  So in order to help, here are five tips on how to achieve the most efficient compressed system. 

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