Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

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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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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What goes with a donut?

November 1, 2011
The donut shop experience can be replicated at home with Krispy Kreme’s three new coffee blends. Source: Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp.Just as gas stations morphed into convenience stores, donut shops
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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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Flooring Commandment: Know Thy Installer

November 1, 2011
Polymer science presents food and beverage manufacturers with many floor covering options, but performance often hinges on the expertise of the people installing them.
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Engineering R&D: Sensors for a digital world

November 1, 2011
Advances in sensor technology are bringing industrially hardened detectors with on-board electronics to food and beverage processors.
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Retailers gear up for nutrition labeling mandate

October 1, 2011
Raw meat and poultry increasingly are being packaged with nutrition information. Source: Sealed Air Corp.Three-fifths of meat and poultry products in grocers’ refrigerated lockers carry some form of nutrition information,
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Bag cracks Canadian cereal code

October 1, 2011
A matte finish on a polybag lends an upscale look to Sally’s cereal, a new brand from Malt-O-Meal and the company’s first product in the Canadian market. Source: Malt-O-Meal Co.A
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Flexible Manufacturing: The Automation Conundrum

October 1, 2011
Flexibility is an increasingly important attribute, but manufacturing professionals must strike a balance between the need for high-speed automation and production adaptability.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

October 1, 2011
Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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