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Still Do Your Own Grocery Shopping? That is so Last Year

March 4, 2015 3:45 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Supermarket chains are doing a good job in their respective cities, but there are two services to watch if you are short on time and cash: Amazon Fresh and Instacart. 

Technology is Raising a High Bar For High-End Mixology

March 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it's possible as high...

How Can the Internet Improve Your Plant's Operations?

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

The Internet is so common that we take it for granted. But what many people do not realize is,...

Takeaways From Grainger Show 2015

March 4, 2015 8:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

During a media roundtable at the 2015 Grainger Show, CEO Jim Ryan sat down to discuss some...

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5 Ways a Mobile Service App Increases Manufacturer Efficiency

March 3, 2015 3:10 pm | by Joanna Rottor | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers are increasingly taking advantage of the growing mobile ecosystem in order to stay ahead of the curve. Whether you’re performing safety inspections or tracking inventory across the plant, manually managing complex processes is no longer an option.

Amazon Wants to Put 3D Printers in Delivery Trucks

March 2, 2015 3:10 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The 3D printers would allow drivers to pop out products from right outside customers' homes in the same trucks already used to deliver other products.

Farmers Turn to Robots as New Farm Hands

February 26, 2015 3:20 pm | by The Lempert Report | News | Comments

With a growing produce demand and a shortage of farm workers, agricultural areas like Salinas Valley, California are tuning to technology investment programs like Thrive Accelerator to improve farming practices.

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Agriculture Secretary: Smartphones Could End Debate Over GMO Labeling

February 26, 2015 8:05 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

Why Manufacturers Need to do Their Duty to Protect Core Applications

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.   

Photo of the Day: Doctors Say Health Apps Boost Care

February 20, 2015 12:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

A decade ago, who would have thought that an application on your smart phone could be the trick to keep you healthy? Allowing your doctors access to your fitness trackers and health apps can provide them with the day-to-day information they need.

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Sales Presentations, Executed Smarter

February 20, 2015 6:00 am | by Yooba Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

This sales performance solution is an innovative platform for the management and distribution of collateral to iPad and WIN8 tablets.

Video: Researchers Develop Spray-On, DNA ‘Barcode’ For Food

February 18, 2015 8:15 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a startup firm have developed a spray that can allow contaminated food to be traced back to its source within an hour.

How Manufacturers Are Revolutionizing Marketing With Data-as-a-Service

February 12, 2015 10:55 am | by Anders Ekman | Articles | Comments

While manufacturers have made huge strides into the digital world, the biggest challenge continues to evolve around Big Data. Although Big Data can translate into big revenue, many companies are unable to fully utilize its potential.

Soybots: A Robotic Garden That Seeks Light to Grow Soybeans

February 12, 2015 4:40 am | by Purdue University | Videos | Comments

Purdue Univ. professors designed a robotic platform allowing indoor plants to search for light to sustain nourishment. Soybots were created by McMullen and Fabian Winkler, an associate professor of electronic and time-based art.

3-D Printing Might Mean Big Changes For the Future of Food

February 11, 2015 2:45 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Perhaps one day you'll saunter into your kitchen, load ingredients in a combination printer/cooking machine and flip through scores of recipes before deciding what to print up for supper. You might find yourself eating foods you'd never currently consider, such as powdered crickets printed up as a palatable alternative meat.

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Industrial IoT in 2015: Sensors, Software and Breaking Down Barriers

February 10, 2015 2:25 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

This year is poised to be a big year for the industrial internet of things. As the number of manufacturers looking to capitalize on IoT efficiencies grows, so will the amount being invested in related equipment, platforms, components and systems.

Technology on the Shop Floor: Empowering Your Manufacturing Team

February 10, 2015 10:00 am | by Lori Payne | Articles | Comments

Much of the burden of bringing in jobs on-time and on-budget falls on you, which explains the thirst for visibility and hawkish attention to detail regarding everything on the shop floor. Technology providers offer many solutions to remedy this stress.

Why Should Manufacturers Care About Net Neutrality?

February 10, 2015 8:00 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Last week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed redefining broadband internet as a telecommunications service rather than an information service. This change will present massive implications for individual internet users and businesses alike. 

Engaging Millennials Through Customization, Curation

February 9, 2015 2:25 pm | by Ira Gleser | Blogs | Comments

Consumers can now create their own customized supply chains and design products to meet their particular health goals. This creates an interesting question for food retailers — how do you deliver this trend towards customization in a brick and mortar store?

Cover Story Extra: 'Suite' Success for Berner Food & Beverage

February 9, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Berner Food & Beverage — an Illinois-based contract manufacturer of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods — stays on top of nearly every aspect of its operation through its use of Aptean's Process Manufacturing Suite.

Researchers Develop Sensor to Sniff Out Fish Fraud

February 3, 2015 1:20 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (USF HEALTH) | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science have developed a handheld sensor capable of debunking fraudulent seafood species claims, helping to ensure that consumers get what they pay for.        

Survey: Majority of Manufacturers Plan to Bolster Mobile App Use

February 3, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent poll found a majority of manufacturers plan to increase their use of mobile apps this year. Of the 111 professionals surveyed, 55 percent indicated their organizations would increase their use of mobility, while 43 percent said they did not expect any changes.

Profile Advantage Metal Detector

February 2, 2015 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

This inspection system’s new metal detection technology delivers unrivalled levels of detection sensitivity to maximize detection and ensure end-user’s brand protection.

Inside the Kitchen, Cooking Apps Are All the Rage

January 29, 2015 8:25 am | by MICHELE KAYAL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kevin Yu is the founder of SideChef, a cooking app that supplements recipes with social media. It's one of many apps that offer recipes, step-by-step videos, measurement conversion, timers, shopping lists and other elements meant to simplify our lives in the kitchen.

VIDEO: Why a 200-Year-Old Brewer Turned to Robots

January 28, 2015 3:20 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Some things in business simply cannot be hurried. Badische Stattsbrauerei Rothaus in Germany hasn't changed the recipe of its beer since the 1790s, but the company needed to change the way it packaged its bottles. So, it turned to robots.   

VIDEO: Innovations in the Food World Often Start With Technology

January 28, 2015 9:45 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

From agriculture to production, innovations in the food world often start with technology. Where better to find a mass of these innovative ideas than in the epicenter of entrepreneurs and tech startups: Silicon Valley.        

Cocktail Keurig Brings Bartender to Your Kitchen

January 28, 2015 9:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development Magazine | Articles | Comments

The self-proclaimed “Nespresso for cocktails,” the Somabar makes your favorite drinks in the comfort of your own home. The team behind the robotic bartender began researching the technology after experiencing automated beer dispensing in Tokyo three years ago.

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