Emergency repairs cost 10 times more than planned repairs, yet reactive maintenance — “don’t fix it ‘til it breaks” — is still the mindset in many food plants. Proactive maintenance can dramatically cut costs and boost productivity.
The H.P. Hood plant at Oneida, NY, shifted from a batch to a continuous process for standardizing non-dairy creamer production with a skid-mounted Digital In-Line Blending system designed and installed by JCS Controls, Inc.
Despite economic setbacks, the Latin American market continues to stabilize, allowing domestic food and beverage companies the opportunity to take a deeper look at their internal operations for cost improvements.
How do you justify investment in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system? Once justified, how should you implement it to get the right information to the right people at the right time, and in formats they can use?
Food and space: my two biggest fascinations of life. I love eating and stargazing. So it is no wonder I follow the space program fairly diligently. However, when my thoughts turn to space I think not so much about astronaut missions but more about what they ate for breakfast.