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AIOE releases OEE Opportunity Calculator to track productivity gains

OEE is a commonly adopted KPI, and companies should continue to look for productivity improvement opportunities even after its adoption.

Understanding the relationship between OEE and improvement is essential.

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NIST releases voluntary National Cybersecurity Framework

The voluntary framework was compiled at the direction of the Obama administration.
Over 3,000 stakeholder individuals and organizations contributed.
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What you need to know about the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The industrial automation industry could be on the verge of a new era of highly efficient, flexible and customizable mass production.
A new trend toward flexibility and customization in manufacturing is emerging.
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FDA agrees to deadline on FSMA implementation

A consent agreement will push back the original court-imposed timeline.

The final deadline for the rule on intentional adulteration will come in May 2016.

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Are your TTO coders durable enough for your packaging equipment?

Washdowns in meat and poultry facilities can damage sensitive equipment.

To save time and expense, consider coders that can withstand the chemicals and moisture in the washdown environment.

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Center for Food Safety sues FDA over GRAS rules

The lawsuit accuses FDA of exempting from regulation potentially dangerous substances such as food additives.

The center believes rules on fast-tracking undermine food safety.

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Don’t Call it a Comeback

Convenience, portion control and sustainability emerge again as major packaging trends.

FE discusses the latest packaging innovations with Jorge Izquierdo of PMMI.

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Coca-Cola eyes home market in new partnership with Keurig maker

The move will bring the soft drink giant into competition with SodaStream.

The partnership agreement will last for 10 years.

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FDA’s Michael Taylor to Congress: FSMA will fall short without more funding

However, industry opposes proposed measures to raise funds.

The 2014 omnibus budget does not contain the required funding, according to FDA.

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Case history: Dock doors provide solutions that go beyond just safety

Examining opportunities to improve dock doors can yield productivity gains and good return on investment.

Different types of product production and facility environments require different solutions.

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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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