March 7, 2014 8:00 am
Continuous ink jet printers are commonly used to print codes on meat and poultry products. It is important to choose the right printer and ink to avoid issues, including poor ink adhesion and low print quality, which can lead to costly downtime.
March 6, 2014 8:00 am
Plant shutdowns and fines can cause irreparable damage to a brand’s image. Full compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, including pest management, is the best way manufacturers can protect food safety and quality, as well as brand reputation.
March 6, 2014 12:00 pm
When food and beverage companies start thinking about big data, they should be thinking about trade secrets because, done right, big data should lead to proprietary insights. Key data can sometimes be protected under trade secret law, even if some of it comes from outside social media sources.
March 5, 2014 8:00 am
Open source has been forcefully debated in many places. However, it seems that the odds are currently in favor of its accelerated adoption. In fact, it has been predicted that 2014 will be a banner year for open source, particularly in the Internet of Things arena.
March 5, 2014 12:00 pm
Manufacturing economic activity expanded in February for the ninth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 57th consecutive month. Extreme weather impacted the sector last month, possibly resulting in plant closings, absent workers and late shipments.
March 4, 2014 8:00 am
There is simply no rebranding effort where the stakes are not extraordinarily high and the margin for error is slim at best. Steve Blue, CEO of Miller Ingenuity offers these 7 best practice keys for effectively executing a rebranding initiative.
March 4, 2014 12:00 pm
Each year, 300,000 American workers visit the emergency room to treat a workplace eye injury. March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding employers and workers about the importance of wearing eye protection.
March 3, 2014 8:00 am
Navigating the complex landscape of expected process improvements, functional requirements, the realities of software capabilities, integration with your IT landscape and best practices can be quite daunting. What are some of the leading approaches being taken as part of these software selections and solution implementations?
March 3, 2014 12:00 pm
No matter what the end product, there is always pressure to be an industry leader in lead time, and to meet those targets in a safe, reliable and cost-efficient manner. Reducing lead times can provide manufacturers with a multitude of benefits.
March 11, 2014 9:00 am
A transfer pricing policy is an important tax saving and profit allocation vehicle that could save food manufacturers valuable tax dollars every year on profits made overseas, while eliminating the risks of penalties, backed taxes and legal fees associated with a transfer pricing dispute.
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