Recent Articles

August 25, 2016 8:45 am
Paul Denny-Gouldson, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at IDBS
Food is of great importance to everyone and the value of data to companies that operate within this space should not be underestimated. However, the structure and type of data that is collected and how it is collected is of great importance if it is to be of use and value.
August 24, 2016 8:45 am
Laura DiSciullo, Senior Vice President of Solutions, GS1 US
Retail stores are filled with more conscientious consumers than ever before. With the advent of the smartphone, consumers expect to be able to access complete, accurate information on the fly to make shopping decisions that align with their lifestyle choices — gluten-free, organic and more.
August 18, 2016 8:27 am
Cope Willis and Hannah Aneiros
Population growth, extreme weather events and increasing water shortages are putting increased pressure on the availability of agricultural commodities. In response, a growing number of consumer facing companies are turning to sustainable sourcing of ingredients to manage the risk of resource scarcity and to meet consumer’s demand for sustainably produced food.
August 19, 2016 9:00 am
Casey Ball, Regional Market Segment Director – Flooring, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
When building a new food manufacturing facility or retrofitting an existing one, any construction downtime can interfere with the project’s overall productivity. Unfortunately, downtime is a given for nearly every discipline when the time comes to install or repair a resinous flooring system. To avoid contamination, you simply can’t do much else when installing flooring.
August 17, 2016 8:00 am
Neil Weisensel, Brand & Marketing Director, Muller
The next time you walk to your grocery store, think about the journey each item available has taken. Without proper load security along the way, most of those products would not have made it so far.
August 17, 2016 9:00 am
Bert Baeck, CEO, TrendMiner
Plant connectivity brings about the ability to drive operational intelligence and improve food and beverage manufacturing collaboration.
Tim Wacker, technical writer, NBN Communications
In 72 years in business, comprehensive agricultural company The Wenger Group has grown to where it operates seven mills meeting the needs of much of the mid-Atlantic’s poultry and pork producing region. Last year as the family-owned company decided to diversify its three areas of operation into distinct subsidiaries, it focused on feed production, nutrient solutions, and poultry services but included improved record keeping as a must-have for success.
Doug Fair, COO, InfinityQS International, Inc.
By using quality data to connect the enterprise and attain end-to-end visibility, organizations can achieve exponential improvements in the quality of their products and in the cost structures of their businesses.
Christy Draus, Marketing Manager, Eagle Product Inspection
Christy Draus, Marketing Manager at Eagle Product Inspection, looks at how X-ray inspection systems can help food manufacturers to mitigate the risk of costly product recalls.
Michael Connerty, managing director and partner, and Dan Horsley, principal, L.E.K. Consulting
Becoming an outcome-centric organization isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. The transformation requires manufacturers to redesign every major function in its organization — especially commercial functions charged with defining, selling and servicing value propositions.
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