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10 steps to making analytics pay in manufacturing

Plant floor analytics have to be linked with customer-focused processes to be the most beneficial.

By choosing metrics to measure performance from a customer’s perspective, manufacturers can make analytics pay off.


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New interactive database of dairy plants launched

Dairy Plants USA contains information on 1,300 plants.
Processors, engineers, suppliers and job seekers will all benefit from the database.
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Food Manufacturers See their Future at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013

Show floor features new technologies and insights as well as networking opportunities.

The year’s largest forum for food processing and packaging featured more than 1,700 exhibitors.


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Expiration dates cause up to 90 percent of Americans to waste food

An estimated $900 million worth of expired foods is removed from grocery shelves each year.
NRDC recommends standardized dating systems and making sell by dates invisible to consumers.
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Tetra Pak survey shows demand for renewable materials, environmental labeling

Separate-and-sort recycling remains most popular in mature markets.
Sales in developing markets are reflecting consumer environmental concerns as well.
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MOM software’s 11 most popular applications

For now, more operations are choosing to implement the software on an application-by-application basis.
Incidences of full-suite implementation are rarer.
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5 signs it’s time to update your food product packaging

Does your packaging accurately portray your company’s image?

New technologies and innovations mean manufacturers that don’t update theirs could lose sales.


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Fears over food safety on the rise in China

A new study shows food safety is the fastest growing concern in the nation.

Food safety scandals have plagued China in recent years.


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Manufacturers must confront ticking “biological clock” to realize growth

The manufacturing sector is heavily populated with workers over age 45.

Generation Y is expected to constitute 75 percent of the workforce by 2025.


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Benchmarking food waste in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors

While the manufacturing sector creates more waste, it also diverts more of it from landfills.

Only 8.5 percent of the food waste generated in the US in 2011 went to landfills and incinerators.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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