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Treat root causes instead of symptoms to improve OEE

Chocolate bar line significantly improves performance by implementing partner approach to continuous improvement plan.
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Mondelez Ireland is a market-leading producer of chocolate, biscuits (cookies), gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages.


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Technology Sourcebook

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Hertzler version 8.3 GainSeeker Suite statistical process control software includes OEE charts that help manufacturers learn how assets are being used, determine if more can be produced during scheduled production times and spot problem areas and times.


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Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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TECH FLASH

AIOE releases OEE Opportunity Calculator to track productivity gains

OEE is a commonly adopted KPI, and companies should continue to look for productivity improvement opportunities even after its adoption.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Understanding the relationship between OEE and improvement is essential.


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Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing Intelligence: Using the right tools to make the right decisions

You may have an ERP system and industrial controls in place, but are you getting the key performance indicators needed to stay ahead of the competition?
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software is a crucial tool.
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TECH FLASH

Integrate equipment for improved bar line efficiency

A line comprised of unintegrated equipment increases the chance of operator error.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Multiple control panels can easily overwhelm operators.


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Plant Construction

36th Annual Plant Construction Survey

The push for ROI
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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FSMA, energy reductions and efficiency are changing the way plants operate, and some older sites may need more than a facelift.


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Editor's Note

It takes a village to achieve modern manufacturing success

Cooperation is key in today’s manufacturing environment.
By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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No man or woman, and no department or job title, can function as an island in today’s competitive food and beverage manufacturing environment.


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Manufacturing News

Making sense of all that big data

For most processors, traditional daily reports are compiled too late to be useful.
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“Terabytes of data are spinning on our servers,” Dex Dutson, process control manager with ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston told attendees at ARC Advisory Group’s World Industry Forum held in Orlando in February.


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TECH FLASH

The journey to continuous improvement

Check out these nine habits of highly effective continuous improvement teams to get started on the path to continuous improvement.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Is your operation getting the most out of its continuous improvement efforts?


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OEE Opportunity Calculator: On-line Feasibility tool for Production Line Improvement

3/27/14
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Presenters will provide attendees with OEE opportunity calculator details, live demonstration of actual cases, and FAQ's

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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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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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