Recent Articles

October 23, 2014 10:31 am
Sean Cook
The need to address evolved hyper connected self-service customers online, especially in the less prominent B2B and manufacturing landscape, is further driven by the fact that 34 percent of savvy consumers switched suppliers in order to make a purchase online.
October 22, 2014 10:43 am
Gary Frank
By retrofitting your warehouse with the right automation technology, you can easily leverage your existing assets and real estate to accommodate growth. Retrofitting opens the door for many new opportunities and benefits that new construction would not provide. 
October 22, 2014 11:03 am
Jesse Osborne, Editor
Food Manufacturing spoke with Larry Wilson of the National Confectioners Association about trends and topics in the candy and confections sector of the food manufacturing industry. As taste palates and demographics continue to shift, candy manufacturers are increasingly adding more flavorful and exotic herbs and spices.
October 22, 2014 3:13 pm
Sheila Heath, Director of Marketing, CROWN Specialty Packaging N.A.
It is important to remember that there must always be a balance between following a design trend that has been proven to resonate with consumers and finding ways to stand out among competitors.               
October 21, 2014 4:12 pm
Ralf Suerken
While moving manufacturing operations management to the Cloud may be the ultimate objective, manufacturers today face daunting challenges in their current operations, as well as obstacles in making the leap to the Cloud.        
October 21, 2014 4:20 pm
Pat Garrehy, CEO, Rootstock
The migration of manufacturing to offshore locations became a flood in the first decade of the 21st century as nearly 6 million manufacturing jobs left America for China and other Asian countries.               
October 20, 2014 3:26 pm
Megy Karydes, Communications Consultant for Alcoa Foundation
For small to medium-sized manufacturers willing to open their shop doors and let the youth from their community in, it’s an opportunity to teach them skills they can use both within their manufacturing firm and beyond while also helping to reduce the unemployment rate locally.
October 20, 2014 3:19 pm
Troy Bergum, Rite-Hite Corporation
According to the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately 100 workers are killed and 95,000 injured every year while operating forklifts. Many of these accidents are related to turnovers or when a forklift operator drives off the dock.
October 20, 2014 11:08 am
Wayne Kovach
The Better Plants Program recently recognized 11 manufacturers for their efforts in reducing energy consumption. The energy-efficiency based government initiative enrolls businesses that commit to reducing their energy intensity by 25 percent over a ten-year span. 
October 17, 2014 2:46 pm
Michael Bialko
In this era where vast resources and heavy advertising play increasingly critical roles in generating a competitive advantage, creating a level playing field on the store shelf, at the point of sale, can make all the difference to a small or local brand.
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