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August 13, 2014 11:35 am
Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitos, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that are protected against infestation. 
August 13, 2014 8:00 am
Brian Shannon, Principal Business Process Management Strategist, Dolphin Corp.
Companies across the spectrum of food manufacturing, whether it be a purveyor of customized ingredients for the food and beverage industry or a multi-national food company, have all found a recipe for success and profitability by optimizing their near-cash processes.
August 12, 2014 2:35 pm
Craig Zoberis, founder and president of Fusion OEM
To bring your legacy product to market, you want to ensure you and the contract manufacturer are working together to find the most cost-effective and efficient solutions. The following questions act as your official guide to partnering with the right contract manufacturer.
August 12, 2014 8:30 am
Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing
In a move that is said to result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year, the Obama Administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in half a century. But why is the USDA's new requirements so controversial?
August 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Jeff Sweeney
In a world of lean, automated manufacturing where global business is the norm and not the exception, the need to source and make things in the right place has never been more important. The question which should be asked is “where is the best place to manufacture?"
August 11, 2014 10:09 am
Kari Imberg, Associate Editor
While food manufacturers large and small may have diverging business interests, working together with their trading partners to agree upon standards can make the supply chain operations more efficient, less complex and less costly.     
August 8, 2014 12:40 pm
Philip Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions
In the era of lean manufacturing, it’s time to smooth out as much of the operation as possible, while still celebrating the staff. No matter what method you use to increase your output, never forget that the workers who churn out product are a vital piece of production.
August 7, 2014 2:50 pm
Jeannine Kunz, Managing Director of Workforce and Education, SME
The demand for skilled workers has never been higher as manufacturers struggle to find the talented workforce needed to fill jobs currently available. To combat the talent gap and build a high-performance team, some are increasingly turning to competency models. 
August 7, 2014 10:22 am
Jim Praechtl, CEO, Clearstream, LLC
MRSA and other resistant microorganisms on their own will not control themselves. The industry has to take proactive measures to bring this and similar pathogens that affect livestock operations and production processes under control.      
August 6, 2014 8:00 am
Sue Sentell, President and CEO, Gladson
Digital product content is the foundation of a compelling shopping experience for consumers. With the right product content strategy, manufacturers can rise to the challenge and keep their customers — both retailers and shoppers — happy. 
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