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Editor's Note: Embracing the new methods of manufacturing leadership

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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The days of management by walking around the plant are long gone, and more collaborative work sessions and wireless tools will be embraced by future manufacturing leadership.
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Engineering R&D: The insect management challenge

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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With chemical fumigants facing an uncertain future, a small group of scientists are investigating fresh approaches to insect management in stored grains.
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Editor's Note: Product quality: Strange coincidence or harbinger?

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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OK,  readers, what’s going on out there? I am very surprised to report four food and beverage quality issues that occurred on consumer purchases I made in the past six weeks.
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Food Safety: Plans for the small business owner

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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There are simple and inexpensive ways to build a program that protects your customers and your business.
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Editor's Note: Turn a missed opportunity into a manufacturing solution

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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As I’m writing this month’s Editor’s Note, I’m working in my office after just reviewing the evaluation forms from the Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) held in early April.
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Engineering R&D: Gen II for biofuels

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Commodity prices and a credit crunch sidelined the first wave of biofuel plants, but process inefficiencies also played a role. The next generation of ethanol producers won’t make the same mistake.
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Editor's Note: Come hell and high water

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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As we have sadly learned, no one nation, person or business is immune from the wrath of Mother Nature.
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Engineering R&D: Research as continuous improvement

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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More than half a century has passed since Bettcher’s electric trimmer debuted, but engineers continue the pursuit of design improvement.
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Engineering R&D: What's printing for dinner?

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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3D printers have followed the path of mainframe computers: unrealized potential related to unaffordable access. Thanks to a serendipitous food application, 3D is morphing into a PC.
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Food Safety: A team approach to audits must be in place

By Richard F. Stier, Contributing Editor
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Today’s audits are not only more complex, they are more comprehensive and demand a collaborative effort.
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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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