Casey Laughman, Editor in Chief, Food Engineering
Speaker: Joe Zembas, Senior Manager, Reliability Engineering, The J.M. Smucker Company
Joe Zembas, Senior Manager, Reliability Engineering, The J.M. Smucker Company, explores how engineers can build the support infrastructure they need for projects. By working with all stakeholders to ensure that the pieces are in place before a project begins and keeping stakeholders involved as projects are ongoing, engineers can avoid unexpected challenges while delivering on time and under budget.
Speaker: Govin Koirala, Manufacturing Reliability Manager, Kellogg Company
A large-scale digitalization project offers challenges—and opportunities—that must be managed carefully to ensure success. Govinda Koirala, Kellogg Co., shares insights on how engineers can successfully navigate the variables involved in implementing a digital-driven strategy.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Speaker:Duane Grassmann, Hygienist, Nestlé USA & Canada
Hygienic design is an important piece of an overall food safety strategy to effectively control allergens and prevent contamination or adulteration of ingredients and finished product. Duane Grassmann, Corporate Hygienist, Nestlé USA & Canada, explores what processors need to know about hygienic design in their facilities.
Speaker: to be announced
While energy efficiency gets most of the headlines, water is becoming a major concern for food and beverage processors. An exploration of water management strategies to help processors maximize efficiency while meeting production goals.
Ice Cream Sponsored by
Ballpark Break Station Sponsored by
Healthy Time-out Station Sponsored by
The Future of Conveyor Drive Hygiene
Latest conveyor drive designs eliminate foreign material contamination (FMC)
Presented by Van der Graaf, Alex Kanaris, President
Digital Transformation Success Factors
Digital Transformation is all around us. New technologies are opening opportunity to identify and improve manufacturing efficiency and performance while also creating new business models to increase top-line growth. However, studies indicate that the majority of digitalization initiatives are not reaching their stated goals and are failing to deliver the value they were chartered to achieve. Manufacturers are faced with critical decisions as they evaluate the cluttered technology landscape and new tools that promise to deliver transformative change. This discussion will share key learnings about setting a digitalization strategy founded in business value, leveraging existing data, avoiding pilot purgatory, and setting a forward-focused vision toward growth opportunities your business may not even know exist.
Presented by RoviSys Automation & Information Solutions
Path to Digital Transformation in Foods and Beverages
Want to leverage digital transformation to maximize production, increase reliability, and ensure quality? Looking to implement digital transformation solutions while driving bottom line results?
Presented by Emerson Automation Solutions, Marcus Parsons, Global Industry Director - Food and Beverage
Overview of Food Plant Ventilation Design and Humidity Control
Having Condensation Issues?
Presented by AVID Engineering LLC, Rick Allen, President
Beverages Sponsored by
Catch of the Day Station Sponsored by
Empanda Station Sponsored by
Speakers: Daniel Stauft, Director, Operational Technology and Craig Langhals, Senior Director, Manufacturing Optimization, SugarCreek
Dan Stauft and Craig Langhals of Sugarcreek share insights into the challenges and opportunities of creating a sustainable performance system, including how to collect and manage data, make key decisions based on reliable information and ensure that you are meeting production goals through improved operations.
Presented by OSIsoft
Automation thru WorkFlows and Advanced Analytics
Doing more with less and increase EBITDA
Presented by Kerr Consulting, Grayson Hoberg, COO
Leveraging Physics Driven Neural Networks & AI for Manufacturing Optimization
Bring R&D domain expertise to the Manufacturing Floor by combining data and physics to drive closed loop control. Taking a black box approach to AI and machine learning presents challenges that food manufacturers often find difficult to surmount. To drive repeatable business value and enable closed loop process control and manufacturing optimization, food manufacturers need to combine process knowledge with IoT data and automation.
Presented by Siemens Industry Software, Christine Andrews, Industry Strategy Lead - Consumer Packaged Goods & Food/Beverage
Presented by Wire Belt
Speaker: J.M. Smucker Company
Celebrate the new Food Plant of the Year, J.M. Smucker Company
Speaker: Hugh Roddy, Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Project Management, Chobani
Integrating operational technology and information technology allows for greater information sharing and better decision making for those on the plant floor and those in the corner offices. A platform that combines both allows processors to ensure they are making decisions with the best information possible.
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Join us for beer & bites as we celebrate MycoTechnology, the 2020 Sustainable Plant of the Year.
Speaker: Joseph Basile, President, Catania Oils
While blockchain technology offers processors a number of potential benefits in maintaining supply chain integrity, it’s not enough to install a single piece of technology to ensure ingredients are fresh and of high quality. A look at how processors can develop a comprehensive, effective strategy for maintaining supply chain integrity by filling in the gaps that blockchain solutions leave behind.
Continue conversations from today's sessions before you head out for dinner.
Dinner: On Your Own
Speaker: to be announced
Speaker: Christie Lagally, Founder and CEO
Consumer demand for plant-based meat has processors exploring ways to capture part of the emerging market. But what engineering challenges are presented by plant-based meat production and how can processors manage them?
As brands move from startups to operating at scale, they face challenges from supply chain to food safety, as well as everything in between. A panel discussion of how brands have navigated those challenges.
Jasmine Sutherland, President, Texas Food Solutions
Walter Nimocks, CEO, Just Made Juice
David Ojobaro, Founder, Squeezed Online