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5 Solutions For Supply Chain EHS Performance Neglect

October 31, 2014 11:02 am | by Paul Leavoy | Articles | Comments

As EHS regulations and best practices become more comprehensive and expansive, we’re seeing a new imperative in managing EHS supply chain performance. No longer is it acceptable to simply manage EHS performance within your own organization.   

Sorting System

October 31, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

TOMRA Sorting Food's Genius 640 3-way optical...

Consumer Trends: Online Grocery Sales Will Near $100B by 2019

October 30, 2014 1:28 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

The online grocery business has become crowded...

Waste Heat Recovery System

October 30, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Helix uses well proven rotate screw...

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VIDEO: A New Kind of 'Food Truck'

October 28, 2014 12:46 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

The Lempert Report reports on a new kind of food truck. The innovative company Saffron Road has taken advantage of a current cultural phenomenon.                             

How the Small Manufacturing CEO Can Build Value

October 28, 2014 8:20 am | by Lori Payne | Blogs | Comments

No small manufacturing leader wants the distraction and expense of investing months of team time into solutions that take a long time to vet, even longer to implement, and don’t allow the flexibility you need to answer your unique business challenges. 

Workforce Management in the Cloud Becomes a Competitive Advantage

October 27, 2014 10:50 am | by Vicki Bergendal | Articles | Comments

A cloud-based workforce management system can automate the entire timekeeping and payroll process to save time and increase productivity.                               

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Obama Takes Action to Push Manufacturing

October 27, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.       

VIDEO: Starbucks App to Allow Customers to Order Ahead of Time

October 24, 2014 12:12 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Starbucks is rolling out a mobile ordering option in 2015 that will allow customers to place and pay for their orders before visiting a store. Customers who use the current mobile payment app during the holidays could win Starbucks for life. 

Self-Service Technology is Changing the Landscape of Society

October 23, 2014 1:49 pm | by AVT, Inc. | News | Comments

Many industries are beginning to embrace self-service technology. The world's largest fast-food chain, McDonald's, has even installed the self-service kiosks with touch-screen terminals in Europe to allow customers to order and pay electronically.

Kentucky Officials Start Food-Focused Website to Promote Culinary Tourism

October 23, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky tourism officials have launched a food-focused website to promote culinary tourism in the state. The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism says the website will serve as the initial source for information on culinary destinations across the state.

Social Exploration: Discovering the Person Behind the Purchase

October 23, 2014 10:51 am | by Will McInnes, CMO, Brandwatch | Articles | Comments

As the power of the consumer grows, many brands are struggling to capture a holistic understanding of who that person is, what he/she cares about, and how he/she makes purchasing decisions. Thoughtful use of social media leads to a better understanding of the person behind the purchase and a strengthened relationship with the consumer.

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Manufacturing eCommerce and the New Professional Online Consumer

October 23, 2014 10:31 am | by Sean Cook | Articles | Comments

The need to address evolved hyper connected self-service customers online, especially in the less prominent B2B and manufacturing landscape, is further driven by the fact that 34 percent of savvy consumers switched suppliers in order to make a purchase online.

3 Tips for Moving Operations Management to the Cloud

October 21, 2014 4:12 pm | by Ralf Suerken | Articles | Comments

While moving manufacturing operations management to the Cloud may be the ultimate objective, manufacturers today face daunting challenges in their current operations, as well as obstacles in making the leap to the Cloud.        

Here's What Marketers Should Learn About Generation Alpha

October 20, 2014 11:01 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

Generation Alpha — children born since 2010 — will be the most highly educated, diverse and technologically proficient yet. Since they are still very young, though, their consumption patterns are being shaped by their socially, ecologically and budget-conscious Millennial parents. 

The Risks of Neglecting Supply Chain EHS Performance

October 17, 2014 2:26 pm | by Paul Leavoy | Articles | Comments

As EHS regulations and best practices become more comprehensive and expansive, we’re seeing a new imperative in managing EHS supply chain performance. No longer is it acceptable to simply manage EHS performance within your own organization. 

Navigating the Challenge of Choosing ERP Software

October 15, 2014 10:31 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Disconnects are a major issue for many companies, and without an ERP system, they are almost inevitable. In the end, ERP may not be right for every company. However, an ERP system that matches a company’s size and product can streamline the manufacturing process.

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Manufacturing Transformations: Building Blocks of a Future SMART Plant

October 14, 2014 10:23 am | by Rahul Vijayaraghavan | Articles | Comments

The power of cloud computing to connect a multitude of devices and platforms is yet another transformation that is impacting manufacturing facilities. The use of cloud in the food & beverage industry can monitor time-critical perishable foods that have set temperature, pressure and humidity requirements.

October 2014: Oregon Trail Leads to Success

October 10, 2014 12:00 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods rides the snacking trend with its Gluten-Free, Organic, Kosher and B-Corporation certifications.  

VIDEO: iBeacon Alerts Consumers of Food Deals While Shopping

October 9, 2014 8:00 am | by TheLempertReport | Videos | Comments

Increasingly, consumers are hitting the supermarkets with their smartphones in hand, looking to efficiently pick up the best deal and the best price. To make the most out of the tech-savvy shopper, Apple introduced iBeacon a device to do just that. 

Are HMI and Mobile Devices On the Menu For Your Plant?

October 6, 2014 3:15 pm | by Mike Pantoleano | Blogs | Comments

Consumer mobile devices are proliferating in the commercial sector. But in the industrial sector, their use has been limited to remote diagnostics and maintenance visualization in SCADA solutions — so far.           

Packaging Tips For Candy, Confectionery Companies

October 6, 2014 10:59 am | by Videojet Technologies | News | Comments

Candy and confectionery packagers should consider Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO) technology for its ability to meet the unique code and data requirements of their particular products.                 

Beyond Lean: Adding Intelligence to Unlock the Power of Smart Pull

October 6, 2014 10:44 am | by Fred Thomas | Articles | Comments

Smart devices create smart production lines, enabling a significant level of manufacturing agility that makes it possible to connect customer needs with a company’s ability to deliver a product. Manufacturers must be better able to adapt quickly to consumer preferences.

Bringing Back a Brand: The Power of Social Media

October 3, 2014 2:26 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Fans all across the nation have been fighting to bring back some of their favorite discontinued food items. The most interesting part of it, though, is that the brands are listening! From last month's resurgence of Surge to this week's return of M&M's Crispy, you have to wonder what's next.

VIDEO: Experimenting With 3D-Printed Food

October 3, 2014 12:30 pm | by TechSmartt | Videos | Comments

At CES 2014, 3D Systems introduced two 3D printers for building food. Items such as geometric sugar designs were created. With 3D printing thriving, just imagine what kinds of foods we'll be able to print next.           

Manufacturing Day Gains Momentum Across the US

October 3, 2014 12:00 pm | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

As part of the third-annual Manufacturing Day, more than 1,600 manufacturers across the country are opening their doors and displaying the exciting, technology-driven operations that make manufacturing among the most rewarding career options available.

Optimizing the Digital Factory

October 2, 2014 2:26 pm | by Sean Riley | Articles | Comments

Real-time data is critical, and it positions the IoT as a significant enabler of gleaning vivid insight into real-time production performance and some really interesting new revenue opportunities.                  

Innovation Vertigo

October 1, 2014 11:30 am | by Andrew Rieser, President, Mountain Point | Blogs | Comments

A new report praises early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. However, in industries like manufacturing there is still trepidation in adopting new technologies and transforming old business models.

Dole Food Owner Giving $15 Million a Year to Research Institute

September 30, 2014 3:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The 91-year-old billionaire owner of Dole Food Co. said Tuesday he is committing $15 million a year in perpetuity to sustain a North Carolina research institute named after him devoted to improving human health through scientifically honed nutrition.

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