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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.
Ryan Johnston, Sales Director, Waterleau USA
Water is intrinsic for doing business in the food and beverage industry, and in the last decade, increased water need for urban, agriculture and industrial use have come into conflict with surface and groundwater availability.
Patricia Hottel, technical director, McCloud Services
Pests can run, crawl, fly and hitchhike their way into your plant. Some paths are obvious — like a door which is left open or poorly sealed — and some not so obvious. Here is a list of the ways pests can enter your facility and the methods for preventing entry.
Steve Blatney, Arena account manager, Rockwell Automation
Running any large farming operation is a complex undertaking. That’s particularly true in modern pig raising, which entails a continuous logistics challenge: the need to move pigs to specialized farm sites at different stages of growth.
John Boyd, Principal, The Boyd Company, Inc.
A Q&A with John Boyd, Principal, The Boyd Company, Inc.
Jack Payne, vice president of product management and solution consulting, Aptean
More educated consumers combined with tougher industry standards are creating an environment where food manufacturers need to take additional steps to ensure their processes can meet these expectations. An ERP system specifically designed for food manufacturers will benefit a company as they comply with FSMA regulations regarding preventive controls, traceability and documentation.
William Makely
A leading manufacturer of metal closures for glass packaging for a wide variety of food and beverage products worked closely with leading PET container manufacturers to develop new metal lug closure designs.
Natasha N. Reed, Foley Hoag LLP
IP protection can have a positive impact on the food industry by discouraging blatant and direct copying.
Jerry Martin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Prudential Overall Supply
HACCP uniforms aren’t just for show — they have valuable safety functions as well.
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