Recent Articles

June 25, 2015 10:00 am
Maura Falk, Associate Editor
In manufacturing, machine failure and unplanned downtime can be exceptionally costly. Efficiency becomes the name of the game, and that’s where iQagent comes in.
June 25, 2015 9:30 am
Jeffrey McGinn, President and Director of Instrument Sales at McCrone Microscopes and Accessories, Westmont, Ill.
Recent advances in polarized thermal stage microscopy have served to enhance the research performed in laboratories within the food industry, and allow for the study of a wide range of substances.
June 25, 2015 9:05 am
Daniel Erickson
In this age of Big Data, it is possible for manufacturers to warehouse and mine internal and external data, and use this data to their advantage.
June 24, 2015 2:20 pm
Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc.
When the milk industry moved away from the “Got Milk” tagline last year after 20 years of featuring smiling celebrities with milk mustaches, it wasn’t because consumers didn’t love the ads. It was because the campaign didn’t stop the steady downward slide in Americans’ milk consumption.
June 24, 2015 8:15 am
Kelly Kuchinski, Product Marketing Director, Sparta Systems
At the end of the day, preventing recalls is about working smarter, not harder. Automation allows food companies to keep track of their processes across the entire supply chain in the most efficient manner, proactively preventing them from shipping out contaminated products, avoiding recalls and keeping consumers happy.
June 23, 2015 7:45 am
Andrew Phillips, Jim Neale and Angela Spivey, McGuireWoods LLP
The FDA’s determination that PHOs are no longer GRAS has widespread implications for many manufacturers and producers. While the three-year implementation period appears reasonable, the plaintiffs’ bar likely will argue that the Order opens the door to civil litigation during the implementation period.
June 19, 2015 12:55 pm
Sameer Bhatia
Purchasing a new enterprise application is an important step your company can take toward becoming a better business. But like all new workplace initiatives, just because you build it doesn't mean that they will come.
June 19, 2015 12:25 pm
Jeff Frankel
Increasing efficiency, productivity and gaining competitive advantage are only some of the reasons manufacturing companies large and small are turning to document management systems.
June 18, 2015 12:25 pm
Jacob Haugen
Virtualization as a manufacturing tool is powerful because it's hardware independent for systems that cannot fail.
June 18, 2015 12:05 pm
Alfredo Piccolo, Vice President CTS Sales & Marketing USA Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
Of all the energy used in manufacturing, compressed air systems have the largest potential for improvement.
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