Recent Articles

January 9, 2015 12:42 pm
Sharon Ann Quinn, Ansell
Research shows that the classic approach of selecting hand protection through risk categories — mechanical, chemical and liquid protection — does not work for the food industry. It is, rather, the protection needs themselves that best determine the most suitable glove.
January 9, 2015 10:47 am
Todd Allsup, VP, Food & Beverage Facility Services, Stellar
Each new year carries a fresh set of trends, opportunities and challenges. To celebrate the start of 2015, Todd Allsup of Stellar has forecasted five trends he expects to drive food manufacturing in the months ahead.     
January 8, 2015 1:25 pm
Curt Schmidgall, Winegard Value Stream Manager
To succeed with lean manufacturing, a company should be reorganized by value stream. This structure means the company is split up into smaller companies, with each “company” focused on specific markets and customers.         
January 7, 2015 1:00 pm
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor,
As the national economy gains momentum, industries like manufacturing are migrating South to take advantage of states' right-to-work statuses. I recently had the chance to talk about these trends with Dan Parkinson, Industrial Market Sector Leader at Brasfield & Gorrie.
January 7, 2015 10:20 am
Smitha Stansbury, Anne Allen, King & Spalding Law Firm
This proposed rule would, among other things: (1) modernize the current good manufacturing practice (“cGMP”) requirements for human food; and (2) require registered food facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for human food. 
January 6, 2015 10:00 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 67th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
January 6, 2015 9:10 am
Diego Pantoja-Navajas
The truth is, there is no one solution for every company. While many traditional vendors would have a business conform their processes to fit the abilities of the solution, it’s important that companies choose solutions that can adapt to their business’ needs.
January 5, 2015 10:20 am
Dan Miklovic, LNS Research
The Cloud is providing new opportunities to leverage APM data so manufacturers can not only improve their plant performance, but also potentially offer new products and services. Still, many manufacturers are concerned about moving what is often considered proprietary and sensitive information from the plant floor into the Cloud.
December 30, 2014 9:20 am
Meagan Parrish, Editor,
By all indicators, manufacturing in the U.S. has been on the upswing and is expected to keep building momentum into the next year. In the world of food packaging manufacturing, how do you make sure you’re not just riding that wave of growth but also capitalizing on emerging trends?
December 23, 2014 8:15 am
Corey Calla, Director, Lifecycle Support Team, Intelligrated
Distribution center and warehouse operators invest heavily in capital projects to satisfy growing customer demand, but often neglect to adopt a lifecycle strategy to realize the true value of that asset over its useful life.    
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