Recent Articles

September 19, 2014 2:15 pm
By Ken Hagedorn, Vice President of Sales, Naegele Inc.; Food Processing Suppliers Association Board of Directors
During the past year, the bakery sector has been active in addressing key topics that have popped up in recent times. And one of the most important involves the sanitary design of equipment.          
September 18, 2014 2:22 pm
Holly Henschen, Contributor
Denver-based Dixie Elixirs expands its facility to produce THC-infused edibles with a focus on transparency, technology and consumer education.                                
September 18, 2014 9:17 am
Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc.
Significant changes are in store — and in many cases already underway — for all businesses. That's why a successful company needs to deploy appropriate strategies for proactively driving change and sustainable growth.      
September 16, 2014 4:25 pm
Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing
Ready for a totally awesome ‘90s flashback? The Mountain Dew-like, citrus-flavored soda, Surge, is back! The blast from the past is only being sold online via                  
September 16, 2014 1:13 pm
Dr. David Michaels
Starting on Jan. 1, 2015, all employers under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to report not only all work-related fatalities within eight hours, but also in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye within 24 hours.
September 16, 2014 9:53 am
John Paul Williams, Director of Industry Solutions, Polycom
Manufacturing has not typically been thought of as an industry driving digital transformation, but companies need to leverage big data, cloud, social and mobile capabilities to create businesses that get them closer to their customers.     
September 15, 2014 10:34 am
Larry Korak, Industry & Solution Strategy Director, Infor
For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.       
September 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Dieter Pape
Worrying about whether your clocks display the same, accurate time — and how that impacts your maintenance crews, the start and stop time of shifts, timestamps and reporting or compliance issues — doesn’t have to be an extra item on your plate. 
September 10, 2014 8:04 am
Greg Goodwin, Research Associate, LNS Research
While automation, IT and software solutions can play an important part of many Operational Excellence initiatives, in reality technology can only be as effective as the people and processes to which it supports.           
September 9, 2014 9:52 am
Kurt Kolesha, Sales Manager, EverBank Commercial Fiance's Packaging & Plastics Group
Today, banks are healthy and offering lower rates, which means manufacturers in the packaging space can pursue growth by employing strategic financing models. As a result, many would suggest that it is a perfect time to access capital.   
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