Recent Articles

July 2, 2015 2:20 pm
Kevin Beasley, CIO, VAI
Typically when we think of big data, we think of large corporations that have the tools and resources to make sense of all their data. However, mid-market companies are beginning to explore how to leverage big data effectively, too.
July 2, 2015 10:45 am
Joe Bove, PE, Vice President, Design, Stellar
Listeria is a foodborne illness that can have dire consequences — sometimes, deadly. The bacteria is characteristically persistent, able to not only thrive for years, but within frozen storage and outside of the expected environments, such as meat processing plants.
July 1, 2015 12:40 pm
Adam Robinson, Marketing Director, Cerasis
Unless you’re superman, you’re not going to be lifting heavy pallets anytime soon. Enter the forklift. Forklifts are great tools for businesses that need them. But, they can also be very dangerous.
July 1, 2015 7:00 am
Bilal Paracha
A gap analysis can move manufacturing facilities into the future of business intelligence. Forward-thinking owners should consider platforms that provide insight into their data warehouses and will connect various systems in order to gain data traceability.
July 1, 2015 7:25 am
Wally Wilson
Controlling the cost for equipment repairs requires careful management of the Maintenance, Repair and Operational (MRO) spare parts inventory.
June 30, 2015 10:20 am
Chris Elsworthy
One of the key adopters that will fuel the mainstream 3D printing industry will be small businesses.
June 29, 2015 12:00 pm
Andreas Tremet
Unlike other industries, the manufacturing and production industry is no novice when it comes to project management. Nevertheless, staying focused on how best to execute project management tactics is often hard and overlooked.
June 26, 2015 12:45 pm
Maura Falk, Associate Editor
In manufacturing, “efficiency” is key. It is one of those buzzwords that grabs people’s attention and holds their interest. However, efficiency on the plant floor isn’t just a result of all the production lines and industrial equipment working as it should.
June 26, 2015 9:35 am
Kevin Young and Markus Hoedebeck, Mondi North America, Consumer Goods Packaging
See-through flexible packaging is one of the hottest trends in the food industry. Fueling the trend are both technical and social forces.
June 25, 2015 11:20 am
Jud Walker, Stellar
Do you give enough care and consideration to your food processing facility’s electrical equipment? Jud Walker, a senior electrical engineer for Stellar, discusses electrical safety, systems maintenance and more in this article.
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