Innovation

Plant Security: Thwarting the Intent to Harm

January 10, 2012
Deliberate acts of sabotage can be more difficult to detect and prevent than bacterial threats to food. Food manufacturers now are bolstering their defenses against security threats.


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Magnetic attraction

January 10, 2012
The power of magnetic waves is evident to any Boy Scout with a compass. A Dutch firm is applying amplified magnetic force to the task of peeling an onion


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Cyber-Security Guidelines for Industrial Ethernet

December 6, 2011
As manufacturers increase connectivity between plant floor and enterprise systems to boost productivity and reduce time to market, this interconnectivity can also bring undesirable security risks. ODVA (Open Device-Net Vendors Association) released a document that provides guidelines on how to minimize these risks.
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Supply Chain: Demand-driven production

December 5, 2011
Mastery of the supply chain can yield tremendous cost savings for food companies, but only if production is aligned with what will sell in the months ahead.
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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

December 5, 2011
Teaching packaging machines to communicate. Thanks to open standards, packaging machine controls communicate up and down the line and with MES and ERP systems to provide key performance data.
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Site Selection: Redefining Location, location. Location

December 5, 2011
What makes location the most important criterion in selecting a site? Transportation, logistics, labor force, water and utility costs—to name a few.
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Engineering R&D: Talent Pool Development

December 5, 2011
With a large cadre of American workers ready to retire, training and educating the next generation of technicians and engineers is a critical need in manufacturing.
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Editor's Note: Barometers of our industry and the economy

December 5, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, I am continuing my research into the life line of the economy and how it affects the food and beverage industry.
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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Frito-Lay Casa Grande Plant Attains Near Net Zero

November 1, 2011
Efficiency was built into Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande plant a quarter-century ago, but the snack maker takes the facility’s energy- and water-conservation systems to a new level with near net zero.
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Indispensable Energy Audits

November 1, 2011
Energy audits and management can increase the bottom line, but to be effective, the job is never done.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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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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