Recent Articles

February 17, 2015 1:10 pm
Richard Boyd, Project Manager, Stellar
A process hazard analysis is just one of the 14 essential process safety management elements, but it’s also one of the most important. A PHA is extremely detailed, designed to examine and address potential hazards associated with handling highly hazardous chemicals. Do you have all of your bases covered?
February 17, 2015 8:25 am
Nathalie Regniers, Director, Industry & Product Marketing, Infor SCM & PLM.
The path to profitable innovation is paved with a number of challenges: tighter launch windows, fickle B2C and B2B customers, volatile market swings and demands for unique, customized products. Process manufacturing executives are rethinking how they develop and launch new products, to minimize risks and maximize profits.
February 13, 2015 1:50 pm
AlixPartners
With an overwhelming amount of health & wellness products available in the food and beverage market, reaching consumers has become increasingly challenging. A recent survey shows consumers favor mass merchandisers over traditional grocery stores when shopping for these items.
February 13, 2015 11:45 am
Colin Riley, Schaefer Ventilation Equipment
Not only is safety something that is closely monitored, but it is also very important to maintaining happy employees and keeping your good employees around. Air moving equipment can be used to keep employees safe in multiple ways including ventilating toxic fumes, cooling employees to prevent heat stress and de-stratifying air in the winter to maintain a warm temperature.
February 13, 2015 9:15 am
Kara L. McCall, Michelle Ramirez
There are several engineering, training, and safety measures that a company handling these types of combustible particles can take to prevent a fire or explosion, including identifying the combustible dusts in your facility, instituting proper housekeeping and ventilation to prevent dust release and build-up (and therefore preventing the formation of dust clouds), and eliminating and controlling ignition sources. 
February 13, 2015 10:25 am
Todd Grube, Inspection Systems Manager; Heat and Control, Inc.
Protecting your customers and brand is one of the most important functions a food manufacturer performs. To do so requires selecting the right inspection equipment and maintaining an effective, verifiable inspection program.
February 12, 2015 1:45 pm
Michael Watkins, VP Marketing, Rytec High Performance Doors
No matter if food is frozen or fresh, keeping the operation cold throughout the product handling chain is important for maintaining quality and avoiding failures that threaten a company’s market reputation. Yet protecting product also requires making sure the plant wastes as little of the cold air it generates as possible.
February 12, 2015 10:55 am
Anders Ekman
While manufacturers have made huge strides into the digital world, the biggest challenge continues to evolve around Big Data. Although Big Data can translate into big revenue, many companies are unable to fully utilize its potential.
February 12, 2015 8:45 am
Chris Bard and Chai Hoang, BDO USA
Manufacturing companies attempting to develop new or improved products, processes, or software are eligible for federal and state R&D tax credits. These credits can equal up to 15 percent or more of qualified spending costs, i.e., taxable wages, supply expenses, and a percentage of contract research expenses related to research. 
February 11, 2015 10:00 am
Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing spoke with Jorge Hernandez about the quality assurance and quality control processes at US Foods, and other topics related to QA/QC in the food manufacturing industry.
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