Articles by Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief

Editor's Note: Seeking innovation?

January 1, 2011
True innovation is within your reach. One of the best ways to achieve it is by networking with food industry colleagues in an educational atmosphere.
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Editor's Note: Here's to a better economy and a better 2011

December 1, 2010
As they move into 2011, processors are strong and lean from continuous improvement efforts as well as margin success in the switch from prepared foods to in-home dining.
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Editor's Note: Three cheers for sustainability, jeers to consumers

November 1, 2010
Last month when we were preparing this issue devoted to sustainability, I wondered if our readers around the globe could hear me laughing out loud. It was a laugh uttered not out of joy but irony.
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Editor's Note: The taster's choice may be less complicated than you think

October 1, 2010
Perhaps our industry’s time and money would be better spent on lean manufacturing, food safety and nutritional enhancements and less on line changeovers, special in-store displays and rainbow pallets.
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Editor's Note: Time to recharge the brain and refuel the budget

September 1, 2010
Machinery technology, food safety protocols and capital budget optimization can only be improved with changed outlooks and recharged brain power.
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Editor's Note: Another arrow in the quiver toward the goal of OEE

August 1, 2010
Today, savvy processors employ remote equipment and machine conditioning diagnostics, special supplier partnerships, heat measurement, vibration analysis, predictive maintenance tools, placement of parts in kits for routine maintenance and vendor-managed inventories to boost spare parts efficiency and management.
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Editor's Note: Grab it! There's still some low-hanging fruit out there

July 1, 2010
Uncovering it, grabbing it and implementing changes will lead to the game-changing innovation and manufacturing efficiencies our industry so desires.
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Editor's Note: Mother Nature is still in charge of the global economy

June 1, 2010
Manufacturers must stay ahead of market demands, economic uncertainty and even environmental matters on a global basis.
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Editor' Note: The future is now, for most people

May 1, 2010
The food plant of the future is coming soon to a smart phone near you. Expect to see packaging equipment operational and troubleshooting instructions streaming to you over the phone in the near future.
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Editor's Note: Calling all new plant projects for a census of the industry

April 1, 2010
Just as the United States 2010 Census is crucial for our nation’s future planning, so is Food Engineering’s Plant Construction Survey.
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