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Consumer Trends: Pizza Hut Turns to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Special Delivery

July 22, 2014 12:59 pm | by Pizza Hut | News | Comments

Pizza Hut unveils an enormous live-action Pizza Thrower for comic enthusiasts and diehard Ninja Turtle fans worldwide. Standing at more than 12 feet tall, the Pizza Thrower boasts a 180-degree rotating tower with a turret-mounted seat to trigger the pizzas.

Cost Savings Calculator Helps Companies Eliminate Paper

July 22, 2014 12:22 pm | by Aptean | News | Comments

A new online calculator can help manufacturers eliminate paper on the shop floor. The calculator...

Obtaining Facility-Wide Energy Intelligence is Easier Than You Think

July 21, 2014 2:54 pm | by Allison Parker | Articles | Comments

Regardless of the size of the facility, the first hurdle most plant managers and engineers...

VIDEO: Which Country is the Top Player in Food Innovation?

July 21, 2014 8:00 am | by Sanderson Group | Videos | Comments

Which country claims the most food and beverage manufacturing innovations? A quick look at the...

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Quickbooks in the Cloud: How Mobile Does Your Company Want to be?

July 18, 2014 7:45 am | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

The demand for employees wanting to check their data anywhere is a growing trend. While enabling a mobile workforce can raise concerns about security, data protection and integrity typically is greater with a hosted solution than with an in-house implementation.

Automation Suite Software

July 18, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

New automation suite software for packaging, food and converting applications, means more accurate web tracking, sealing, gluing, cutting and slitting. 

Food Guide to Enhance Productivity, Increase Profits

July 16, 2014 11:20 am | by METTLER TOLEDO | News | Comments

In the newest Food Productivity Guide published by METTLER TOLEDO, food and beverage manufacturers are given a food process and equipment selection reference tool in topics from filling and batching to checkweighing and inspection techniques.

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Consumer Trends: Online Recipe Tool Shields Against Food Poisoning

July 15, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Ad Council | News | Comments

Foodborne illness is a serious public threat in the U.S. The CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans suffer from foodborne illness each year. Now, a new online tool created by the USDA automatically inserts critical food safety steps into user recipes.

Purchase Order Management Must Go Beyond Tracking Orders

July 15, 2014 11:20 am | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Many ERP packages have fallen short, because they are either severely limited in functionality or they are only replications of a predecessor legacy ERP package supporting one business type. They do not acknowledge that manufacturers require a greater variety of methods. 

When Shopping for an ERP Solution, Beware the Empty Promise

July 14, 2014 9:47 am | by Timothy D. Garcia
 | Articles | Comments

Bad software is not the primary reason ERP systems, in general, have earned a bad industry reputation. Rather, trouble usually arises because of the tricks, empty promises and false guarantees made as an ERP vendor’s sales representative works to close a deal.

Coca-Cola's First Plant-Friendly Cups Served at SeaWorld

July 11, 2014 12:42 pm | by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment | News | Comments

SeaWorld taps Coca-Cola's breakthrough PlantBottle packaging technology to create the first consumer cup that reduces carbon impact and advances plant-friendly vacations. The packaging swaps traditional plastic resins with natural sugars found in plants.

VIDEO: What Shapes Will the Food of the Future be?

July 11, 2014 8:40 am | by RAI | Videos | Comments

When the food industry begins to produce food, the need to study specific formats becomes essential. Simple shapes that have entered common usage such as the chocolate bar, ravioli, or the ice cream cone were created by considering the aesthetics of the food we eat. 

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Dry-Age Steak Refrigerators Come to Consumers' Kitchens

July 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Steaklocker | News | Comments

A San Diego entrepreneur is developing the first in-home dry-age refrigerator. Called the Steaklocker, it uses the relatively simple process that has been used in fine restaurants for many years. Steak-lovers can save 50-70 percent on current retail dry-age prices.

Consumer Trends: Mobile App Notifies Customers When Product is Ready

July 10, 2014 11:30 am | by e-Cued, Inc. | News | Comments

Business owners often run into the issue of not being able to guarantee a service or product to be ready at a specific time. Now, a mobile app called Cued, designed by a high-tech entrepreneur from New York, will notify customers on their smartphones.

For Mfgs., No Time Like the Present for Exchange Server Hosting

July 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

Not all manufacturers can afford to set up and maintain their own Exchange Server. That’s why increasing numbers of manufacturing operations are making the switch to Exchange Server hosting. Hosted Exchange services typically include security, antivirus and anti-spam.

How 'ERP-Like' Solutions Can Drive Profitability

July 8, 2014 2:26 pm | by Steve Leavitt | Articles | Comments

Small manufacturers believe they can not afford ERP solutions nor spend the time to iron out the complexities. Forget everything you’ve heard about business software. Today, solutions exist to provide similar functionalities found in ERP, but without the hefty price.

VIDEO: Smart Grill Talks, Texts When Food is Ready

July 8, 2014 10:26 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Lynx Grills, a technology company that makes grills, developed a concept grill that has the technology of a smart device. Called a Smart Grill, the grill is a voice recognition product that communicates back to you via voice and text when it needs you to do something.

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More Than 30 Global Packaging Industry Groups Expected at PACK EXPO

July 3, 2014 12:20 pm | by PACK EXPO | News | Comments

PMMI announced that more than 30 of the world's leading packaging industry groups will be attending the PACK EXPO International 2014. PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO, invited the organizations to exhibit as part of a program that strengthens industry connections.

3D Tool Pathing Solution

July 2, 2014 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's new 3D tool pathing solution generates paths from sold 3D models as well as quickly performs 3D to 2D file conversions. 

Are Manufacturers Stuck in the 20th Century?

July 1, 2014 12:30 pm | by James Jensen, VP of Products and Services, Perillon | Blogs | Comments

Technology continues to advance and companies performing compliance the same way year after year will quickly fall behind the competitive curve and will soon find themselves with noncompliant events impacting both operations and company brand image.

Consumer Trends: Top Reasons Americans Support Biotechnology

July 1, 2014 12:30 pm | by United Soybean Board | News | Comments

According to a survey conducted by the United Soybean Board, 57 percent of consumers characterize the role of biotechnology in food production as positive or neutral. Among the positive opinions, reasons included improved nutrition and improved crop yields.

Long-Time Recording

July 1, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

This technology makes it possible to seamlessly analyze long-running processes at high speeds and eliminate error sources. With an LTR system, users from all industries can gain new insights in production and research.

5 Manufacturing-Supporting Bills Approved By Senate

June 30, 2014 12:30 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eliminates 15 unnecessary programs and includes five skills-training provisions from Coons’ Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign to help prepare the workforce for the high-technology manufacturing jobs of today.

Astronauts Look Forward to First Espresso Machine in Space

June 27, 2014 2:33 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Astronauts living in the International Space System are excited to finally be getting their very own espresso machine. Beginning early next year, ISSpresso — ISS for International Space System — will launch its way into the hands of astronauts.

Food Poisoning Reporting System is Free, Universal

June 27, 2014 11:00 am | by DiningGrades.com | News | Comments

DiningGrades.com has developed an innovative solution solving a need for reporting suspected restaurant food poisoning. This eporting system allows patrons to report a food poisoning event and provide critical information to restaurant management.

Smart Alert Audible Alarm

June 27, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's new smart alert and MP3 series audible alarms are used for commercial, manufacturing, industrial, institutional and public settings to quickly and clearly alert individuals of an emergency or critical situation.

Current Sensing Contact Switch

June 27, 2014 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

These current sensing switches feature a single turn potentiometer, allowing the trip point to be set before the sensor is installed or before the monitored circuit is energized.

The Barcode: Revolutionary Retail Staple Celebrates 40 Years

June 26, 2014 12:49 pm | by Marsh Supermarkets | News | Comments

Today, Marsh Supermarkets celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first item (a package of gum) ever scanned for a purchase in a retail location at the store in Troy which was the beta center for the technology that revolutionized retailing forever.

Food-Borne Illness Research Identifies Outbreak Source with DNA

June 26, 2014 12:31 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Research from the University of Melbourne could make it easier for health investigators to determine the source of food poisoning. The test, which is increasingly used in the detection and investigation of foodborne outbreaks, analyzes specific sequences of DNA.

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