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The State of Food Manufacturing: Processors Bring Out the Checkbooks and Focus on Productivity and People

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Possible changes in GMPs are just background noise for food professionals focused on manufacturing.
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Core Competency: Your Competitive Edge

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Distinguishing between core competencies and essential skills that can be outsourced can be a back-and-forth dilemma for food manufacturers.
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Wired for Parts

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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While the Internet and automation systems are becoming bigger factors in parts ordering, maintenance managers still struggle with age-old challenges.
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Food Engineering's 27th Annual Construction Survey

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Food and beverage processors implement safety, security and plant efficiency measures while continuing to cut costs.
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Make it, Pack it, Trace it, Track it

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"Silos of information" is one of those shopworn automation phrases guaranteed to make a food processing professional cringe, but the reality of today's operating environment makes the integration of software systems from the shop floor to the top floor a critical objective.
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Plant of the Year: Pepperidge Farm, Built for Speed

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Pepperidge Farm built on earlier projects and solid in-house engineering to construct a powerhouse bakery.
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Neither rain, nor snow, nor...

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Connecticut's most brutal winter in memory was a constant threat to derail the scheduled completion of Pepperidge Farm's Bloomfield, Conn., project.
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How to get management approval

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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In the case of Pepperidge Farm's Bloomfield, Conn., bakery, ROI was just the first half of the equation.
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Manufacturing for Mass Merchandisers Are You Hooked?

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Food and beverage companies are getting hooked on the sales growth in supercenters and club stores, and that requires some adjustments in manufacturing practices.
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Innovation Incubator

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Since its construction six years ago, Beef Products Inc.'s South Sioux City plant has undergone one improvement and expansion after another.
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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.

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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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