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September 28, 2016 2:55 pm
Jennifer Helm, Account Manager, Rockwell Automation
Bakery partners with ESC Solutions to roll out new, intuitive batch solution from Rockwell Automation.
September 28, 2016 2:58 pm
Taylor Mann, CEO an Co-Founder, CleanSlate UV; Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Founder and CEO, Sachs Polic Group
Plant hygiene and sanitation are top priorities for food and beverage manufacturers. And the increased use of mobile technology inside facilities and on the plant floor — think smartphones and tablets — has given bacteria another avenue to infiltrate the operation. With that in mind, CleanSlate UV recently introduced the CleanSlate UV Sanitizer, which uses UV light to sanitize smartphones and tablets in 30 seconds. CleanSlate UV CEO and Co-Founder Taylor Mann, and Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Founder and CEO of the Sachs Policy Group, answered some questions about CleanSlate UV and the CleanSlate UV Sanitizer in this Food Manufacturing Q&A.
September 28, 2016 8:55 am
Jack Payne, VP, Product Management & Solutions Consulting, Aptean
For most manufacturers, the number one reason to implement track and trace technology is to manage recalls. This capability can be also be used to improve other aspects of an organization, such as inventory management and quality assurance. This wider application can lead to improved efficiencies, reduced costs and increased customer satisfaction.
September 27, 2016 9:15 am
Maria Ferrante, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, PMMI
Brands leverage packaging to give their customers more for less.
September 26, 2016 9:20 am
Food Manufacturing
In August, Food Manufacturing was on hand for a grand re-opening ceremony marking the completion of a significant renovation and expansion of the Nestlé Quality Assurance Center in Dublin, Ohio. This photo gallery takes a closer look at what goes on inside the NQAC.
September 22, 2016 9:05 am
Mike Lorbiecki, Vice President of Sales, North America, IFS
The time-sensitive nature of the food and beverage industry means inefficiency has the potential to inflate wastage and deflate profits. Getting a handle on the transaction-heavy, complex and highly regulated food and beverage supply chain can pose challenges. Mike Lorbiecki, Vice President of Sales, North America, at IFS outlines four ways Enterprise Resource Planning can simplify the supply chain process, keeping customers happy and protecting the manufacturer’s bottom line.
September 20, 2016 9:00 am
John Dart, Senior CPG Industry Consultant, Rockwell Automation
How smart manufacturing can help improve productivity, yield and efficiency in food and beverage operations.
September 19, 2016 9:00 am
Cindy Collins, Product Manager, Rapid Roll; and Alison Schuitema, Product Manager, Pharmaceuticals, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials
As profit margins grow tighter, manufacturers continue to seek new solutions to ensure freshness and product integrity while reducing waste. Certainly operational improvements and inventory management play a major role in profitability. But manufacturers that partner with label and packaging converters are discovering new ways of increasing their margins and maintaining quality throughout their supply chain.
September 16, 2016 8:30 am
Tom Katen, Technical Service Representative, Cargill
Demand for lean protein is on the rise, as are meat block prices. Given that convergence of trends, it’s no wonder meat processors are taking a second look at their meat extension options.
September 15, 2016 8:55 am
Judy Black, Board Certified Entomologist (BCE), Vice President of Technical Services, Rentokil Steritech
While the Food Safety Modernization Act shouldn’t require major upgrades to facilities or procedures, it should trigger a few changes to food manufacturers’ mindset regarding pest control.
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