Articles Tagged with ''OEE''

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OEE optimizes resource allocation

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Efficient packaging lowers costs and improves the bottom line.
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Outsource production maintenance?

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Keeping equipment running around the clock and a shortage of skilled maintenance people put the squeeze on processors.
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Focus on OEE: Increased Plant Floor Visibility Pays Off

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Be it ever so humble, overall equipment efficiency is the focus of a growing number of plant automation projects, adding another component to the continuous improvement tool kit.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Teaching packaging machines to communicate. Thanks to open standards, packaging machine controls communicate up and down the line and with MES and ERP systems to provide key performance data.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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Performance Tools for Continuous Improvement

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Altering processes and procedures requires human involvement, but that doesn’t preclude technical support for continuous improvement efforts.
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Tech Update: Filling Equipment

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Faster fill times are nice, but a host of other considerations also are part of manufacturers’ value calculations. Those needs are evident in the systems being developed.
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9th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Food Engineering readers provide insight into how their companies are recalibrating inventory needs to meet production demands.
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34th Annual Plant Construction Survey

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Projects surge slightly as processors find value to be gained in upgrading existing facilities.
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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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