In a recent food processing market research report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, 50 percent of food manufacturers indicated that operational improvements involving automation would receive the most attention over the next three to five years.
PMMI’s Tom Egan on how sustainability is bolstered by consumer preference and inherent cost savings.
January 29, 2017
PMMI's Tom Egan on what the future holds for sustainability initiatives in the consumer packaged goods industry, what considerations brands must heed and what resources are available to brands looking to make a difference.
The report indicates that companies are largely making procedural changes, such as how the manufacturing environment is organized, operated, cleaned and maintained; what people are trained on and how activities are documented.
Founded by PMMI in 2011 as the Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), the OpX Leadership Network has been working overtime to create new solutions groups tasked with giving CPGs the tools they need to fine-tune and improve their businesses.
One of the major themes of this month’s issue of Food Engineering is smarter manufacturing, which can be achieved by utilizing the Internet of Things, preventing food fraud and enlisting the help of collaborative robots.