Recent Articles

April 23, 2014 8:00 am
Ron Shepard, CEO, Shepard Bros.
As our food supply has become increasingly global in nature, the challenges to food safety also have become more complex. Companies must have a strong, well-defined food safety program — including cost-effective cleaning and sanitation programs.
April 22, 2014 8:00 am
Successfully selling a product requires that it stand out. This applies particularly to the competitive beverage market, where product diversity has become almost overwhelming. Beverage makers must harness packaging as part of their brand building strategy.
April 22, 2014 12:00 pm
Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.Info
Virtually all facilities need some sort of an environmental health and safety (EHS) function. Our sister publication Chem.Info sat down with Bryan Connors and Bob Foster from EH&E to talk about the challenges of EHS programs and potential solutions.
April 21, 2014 12:00 pm
Doug Donahue, Vice President, Entrada Group
You will never be able to cover all of your bases prior to setting up in Mexico for the first time, and you’re certain to make missteps along the way. But choosing a service provider with deep knowledge of the country will help you on your way.
April 21, 2014 8:00 am
Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor
To get a better understanding of the issues surrounding closures, and how best to deal with them, Food Manufacturing spoke with experts with different responsibilities at CROWN Closures Americas, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc.
April 18, 2014 12:00 pm
George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc.
The recognition that a world-class MRO operation is a necessary component of reliable equipment — and a reliable plant — is essential.  Subsequently, awareness is not enough. The ability to actually implement change is critical to produce a competitive and reliable product.
April 18, 2014 8:00 am
Heather Angus-Lee
Demand for Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognized food safety and quality certification isn’t going away — but here’s hoping industry confusion over the various standards will. The following answers to these frequently asked questions might help.
April 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Adam Robinson, Cerasis, Inc.
If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40 percent of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group.
April 17, 2014 8:00 am
Ranga Bodla, Director of Vertical Marketing, NetSuite Inc.
While companies have been relying on hosted software and third-party tools for decades, it has been roughly six years since clouds entered the enterprise IT psyche. Here are some insights into what the future brings for cloud computing.
April 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA
Electrical hazards exist because the modern workplace is filled with electricity-reliant equipment and gadgets. However, a sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment and operator issues may reduce the hazards and lead to lower electrical accident rates.
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