October 24, 2014 12:00 pm
One of the most notable areas in dispute is the question of when a manufacturer can use the term “natural” or “100 percent natural” in describing its product, given the likelihood that nearly every food product will contain ingredients that have been “processed” to some degree.
October 24, 2014 1:05 pm
Maintaining material handling equipment requires an investment of time and money. However, the alternative cost for not maintaining equipment will be much higher since it will lead to lost productivity, prematurely retiring equipment and the need to replace equipment.
October 23, 2014 10:51 am
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.
October 23, 2014 10:31 am
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.
October 22, 2014 3:13 pm
It is important to remember that there must always be a balance between following a design trend that has been proven to resonate with consumers and finding ways to stand out among competitors.
October 22, 2014 10:43 am
By retrofitting your warehouse with the right automation technology, you can easily leverage your existing assets and real estate to accommodate growth. Retrofitting opens the door for many new opportunities and benefits that new construction would not provide.
October 22, 2014 11:03 am
Food Manufacturing spoke with Larry Wilson of the National Confectioners Association about trends and topics in the candy and confections sector of the food manufacturing industry. As taste palates and demographics continue to shift, candy manufacturers are increasingly adding more flavorful and exotic herbs and spices.
October 21, 2014 4:20 pm
The migration of manufacturing to offshore locations became a flood in the first decade of the 21st century as nearly 6 million manufacturing jobs left America for China and other Asian countries.
October 21, 2014 4:12 pm
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.
October 20, 2014 3:26 pm
For small to medium-sized manufacturers willing to open their shop doors and let the youth from their community in, it’s an opportunity to teach them skills they can use both within their manufacturing firm and beyond while also helping to reduce the unemployment rate locally.
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