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VIDEO: Top 5 Solutions to Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Fishbowl | Videos | Comments

As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to avoid making these inventory mistakes.

Coors Light Continues its Commitment to Historically Black Colleges

August 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Coors Brewing Company | News | Comments

Supporting the HBCU Classics for more than 25 years, Coors Light maintains its commitment as a...

US Economy Grew at Brisk Rate in Q2

August 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in...

Labor Day Wish: Workers Want More Control of Schedules

August 29, 2014 12:30 pm | by University of Chicago | News | Comments

Almost half of young workers are given their work schedule with one week’s notice or less,...

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US Current Leader in Wine Segment

August 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by Investorideas.com | News | Comments

According to recent research from Smart Research, the US is the market leader in the wine segment but China is projected to take the leading position by 2016-17.                     

Everybody Loves Chocolate! Lindt & Sprungli to Expand

August 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Lindt USA | News | Comments

The new storage and distribution facility will allow the company to continue to produce at an increased capacity to meet growing consumer and market demand.                        

Exploring Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing

August 29, 2014 10:30 am | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | News | Comments

Experts from a range of disciplines explore the latest research on sustainable manufacturing and how life cycle engineering is being used to reduce environmental impact.                       

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Automate These 3 Processes to Increase Throughput

August 29, 2014 9:15 am | by Michael Smith, Director of Project Development, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

The increase in varying products, flavors and packaging is making it less profitable to utilize manual processes. Although it may be cost-prohibitive to automate the entire facility, there are a few key areas that can greatly reduce changeover. 

Teamsters Warn of Antitrust Obstacles to Sysco, US Foods Merger

August 29, 2014 8:45 am | by International Brotherhood of Teamsters | News | Comments

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters warned industry analysts and investors about possible antitrust obstacles connected to the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods. The merger is currently under antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission.

Infographic: The Value of Traceability

August 29, 2014 8:20 am | by Brady Corporation | News | Comments

Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components.                                                             

Three Keys to Great Warehouse Management

August 28, 2014 1:00 pm | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

Information is the key to running a successful warehouse. With an automated management solution in place, staying in sync ought to be as easy as opening an app on your smartphone or tablet. The results are greater efficiency, lower costs and improved revenue.

Chiquita Brands Sued For Deceptive Advertising

August 28, 2014 12:45 pm | by WASH | News | Comments

The lawsuit, filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) claims that Chiquita "advertises that its bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner."               

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Are South Korea's Dog-Eating Days Over?

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The long tradition of eating dog meat in South Korea is such that a respected 17th century book on Korean medicine extols its health benefits. But today it is an increasingly tough sell and a less attractive dining option for young South Koreans.

Utah Approves Winery in Town With Polygamous Sect

August 28, 2014 9:45 am | by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Utah town largely controlled by a polygamous sect moved one step closer to opening its first commercial winery, a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.          

Government Says Tyson Foods Must Sell Sow-Buying Business

August 28, 2014 9:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice said Tyson Foods must sell its sow purchasing business, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to preserve competition for farmers who sell sows, or female pigs.                 

4 Factors Driving the Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

August 27, 2014 2:25 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Blogs | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry.                         

Farmers Fuel Energy Through Coffee Wastewater

August 27, 2014 2:19 pm | by UTZ Certified | News | Comments

Latin America produces around 70 percent of the world's coffee and is the continent where 31 percent of the world's freshwater resources are located. Yet, coffee production generates a great amount of wastewater that is regularly released untreated into rivers.

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10 Things to Know About 'Corporate Inversions'

August 27, 2014 12:45 pm | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The merging of Tim Hortons with Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country. The transaction is called a corporate inversion, a maneuver that is becoming popular among companies lokoing to lower their tax bills.

Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 9:45 am | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

Beer serves America: For every one job at a brewery or beer importer, there are 45 jobs created in supplier industries and in local communities across the country.                        

VIDEO: Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the US

August 27, 2014 9:00 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.                                  

When it Comes to How Pizza Looks, Cheese Matters!

August 27, 2014 8:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

A study published by the Institute of Food Technologists evaluated the pizza baking performance of different cheeses in conjunction with a new quantifiable evaluation technique to see how their composition and functional differences affected browning and blistering.

Taking Risks in Ice Cream Industry: Ben & Jerry's Includes 'Everything But' GMOs

August 27, 2014 8:00 am | by Daniel Granderson, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Ben & Jerry’s takes the responsibility of providing conscientiously crafted ice cream very seriously. In 2013, the company announced intentions to elminate GMOs from its products. The switch is ongoing with several notable ingredient adjustments already in place.

Is Burger King's 33-Year-Old CEO Paving the Way For Younger Execs?

August 27, 2014 7:45 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Is experience everything when choosing corporate leaders? As the trend of startup tech companies being run by more and more Millennials takes hold, that average age is dropping. But should age really matter in company leadership?     

VIDEO: Kentucky Distillery Part of Bourbon Trend in Louisville

August 26, 2014 9:45 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Kentucky Peerless Distillery has been standing for 102 years and expects to last another hundred. Corky Taylor says it is the first business he is looking decades into the future about, instead of what it is going to happen tomorrow.     

NY Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 26, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits. In 2011, the state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boats 29.    

Hard to Swallow? Burger King May Move to Canada

August 26, 2014 9:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Customers are voicing their discontent with the 60-year-old hamburger chain because of its plans to relocate its headquarters from Miami to Canada in a deal that could lower its taxes. Burger King's Facebook page was littered with negative comments about the potential deal.

North Dakota Coffee Shop Operates on Honor System

August 26, 2014 8:15 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vault coffee shop in North Dakota operates a little differently than most businesses. The small-town shop utilizes the honor system. This unusual setup has given customers a sense of ownership and has brought in 15 percent more money than the asking price.

Vertical Wrapping System

August 26, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now products in bottles, cans and jars are able to be wrapped directly from a filler while standing upright. The system is designed for applications requiring a capacity of up to 70 packs per minute.

The Benefits of Proper Air Balance in Food Processing Facilities

August 26, 2014 7:45 am | by Luke Facemyer, Director, Refrigeration Engineering, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

Achieving the optimal air balance within the different areas of a food facility is important for maintaining room temperatures, eliminating the potential for contamination and for worker productivity. Here are some key benefits of proper air balance. 

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