FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety
    How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety

    We're all familiar with China's past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the world. This article will detail some recent legislation that has led to advancements in food safety alerts, including liability insurance, and how artificial intelligence is helping shape the future of food safety.

  • What Can Be Done To Prevent Fraudulent Supply Chains?
    What Can Be Done To Prevent Fraudulent Supply Chains?

    Food fraud is a big topic at the moment and there are multiple challenges within any supply chain, especially these days where supply chains are global, have multiple players and where profits can be huge. In this column, I will detail some of the major obstacles in the organic food supply chain and show some practical applications which can reduce fraud within it.

  • Update Current Preventive Controls To Bolster Your Pest Control Programs
    Update Current Preventive Controls To Bolster Your Pest Control Programs

    Spring has arrived, and while that means warmer days are ahead, it also means the return of the risk of pests to food manufacturing facilities. Rodents, birds, and insects are risks to food and can be sources of contamination by transmitting pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, to your products.

  • The ABCs Of An Allergen Control Plan
    The ABCs Of An Allergen Control Plan

    One way or another, most of us are subject to the statutory and regulatory provisions of FSMA. While some of these provisions are merely codifications of good manufacturing practices (GMPs), others are new and different requirements. Here, I discuss allergen control plans, why you need one, and some of the things that should be included within one.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING WHITE PAPER

  • Is "Yield Stress" As Important As "Viscosity?"

    “Yield Stress” could be a term that applies to our daily lives. When under pressure, if the stress is too great, you start to “change” in a figurative sense. In the world of science and engineering, fluids and semi-solid materials that are subjected to a strong-enough force will start to move. Basically they “change” from their original shape and move in response to the applied force, remaining in motion as long as the force is great enough.

Calculating The Total Cost Of Ownership For X-Ray Inspection Equipment

Considering TCO helps to better understand the costs over and above the purchase price and also – when suppliers have differing offers — to compare them and ultimately to substantiate the investment. 

Shelf Life: Does Viscosity Matter?

Pharmaceutical manufacturers perform shelf-life studies to verify product performance, ensuring that the additives do not settle out within the prescribed period for use of the mixture.

BPM Of Things: Secure Your Success In Digital Transformation

Business process management (BPM) has proven extremely successful in managing both gradual and radical improvements in the industry and various business functions. While digitization brings incredible new opportunities, it also brings the distinctive challenge of correctly positioning and scoping BPM in organizations.

5 Tips For Managing Food And Beverage Supply Chain

The high-volume, transaction-intensive nature of food and beverage supply chain logistics presents significant challenges.Follow these five strategies to take the challenges out of your supply chain.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

ERP Software for Prepared Packaged Foods ERP Software for Prepared Packaged Foods

JustFood ERP software has been designed to help companies in the prepared packaged foods industry operate more efficiently, comply with global food safety standards and scale operations. JustFood prepared packaged foods customers are able to better manage inventory levels, process large, consistent batches and set up safety checks throughout the production process.

ERP Software for Candy Manufacturers ERP Software for Candy Manufacturers

JustFood ERP software has been designed to help companies in the chocolate and confectionery industry operate more efficiently, comply with global food safety standards and grow their businesses. JustFood chocolate and confectionery customers are better able to set up custom quality audits, segregate allergens during production and trace raw materials from receiving all the way through to manufacturing.

Operations and Performance Software: Consumer Packaged Goods In Food and Beverage Operations and Performance Software: Consumer Packaged Goods In Food and Beverage

The diverse segments in the Food and Beverage industry and in Consumer Packaged Goods have their own challenges and needs. These can include maintaining consistency, operating efficiently, reducing waste, improving quality and providing mobile applications. Schneider Electric understands these challenges and offers proven, effective solutions for optimizing operations and performance.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software: Cereal Manufacturing Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software: Cereal Manufacturing

Asset capacity utilization is a key success factor for this highly consolidated, asset-intensive industry. It is important to efficiently manage raw ingredients and packaging materials, optimize operations efficiency and responsiveness and reduce operational waste. Energy optimization is a key variable that can significantly impact unit cost.     

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software For Sugar and Confectionary Manufacturers Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software For Sugar and Confectionary Manufacturers

The Sugar and Confectionary segment is characterized by very high production volumes. Allergen and cross-contamination concerns are enforced through stringent procedures and controls. The optimal product mix is achieved by postponing or delaying the final flavoring or packaging as much as possible. In this fragmented but consolidated segment, companies must produce efficiently, maximize supply chain efficiency, respond to changing consumer demand, minimize energy consumption, manage assets and ensure food safety.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software For Soft Drinks and Breweries Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software For Soft Drinks and Breweries

The Soft Drinks and Breweries businesses are characterized by high production volumes and the two major production steps of processing and packaging. Beverage categories, especially breweries, include additional functions like fermentation control and optimization, water treatment and energy optimization. Large soft drink manufacturers have started to integrate syrup preparation with packaging to better respond to shifting consumer demands. Volatile commodity and packing material costs representing up to 40 percent of revenues make scrap, rework or downgraded product expensive. In this highly consolidated industry, responding to shifting consumer tastes, maintaining operational efficiency and minimizing waste are critical. 

MES Software: Dairy Manufacturing and Processing MES Software: Dairy Manufacturing and Processing

The five main segments of Dairy – Butter, Cheese, Ice Cream and Novelty Products, Milk and Dry, Condensed and Evaporated Products – have similar challenges. Product safety and quality during the production process are critical. Regulated milk prices require minimized production costs, including reduction of waste like scrap. And operations must be agile enough to respond to changing customer demand and produce the most profitable products.

High Accuracy Combination Checkweigher And Metal Detector High Accuracy Combination Checkweigher And Metal Detector

With the combined functions of the SSVh series checkweighers and duw series metal detection systems, food manufacturers will save time and money, all while having simplified support at your fingertips. Anritsu is a single source technology, support and service provider that will make sure your combination metal detection and checkweighing system operates to its highest capability for its entire lifespan.

Cloud Based ERP Software For Food Manufacturers Cloud Based ERP Software For Food Manufacturers

JustFood ERP software resides in the cloud. This allows food companies to take all the food specific functionality that JustFood is known for with them wherever they go. JustFood offers your business enhanced security, integration and mobility across any device.

ERP Software For Seafood Processing ERP Software For Seafood Processing

JustFood ERP software for seafood has been designed to help companies operate efficiently, comply with seafood safety regulations and grow their business. JustFood seafood customers are able to account for variable weight, set up safety audits and integrate pay grade rates into their purchasing module.

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FOOD INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Why Cybersecurity Matters For FSMA?
    Why Cybersecurity Matters For FSMA?

    Immediately after one of the world's most serious cyber-attacks, F&B companies began assessing vulnerabilities. This article details what’s at stake for the industry and why cybersecurity matters.

  • Report: Ease-Of-Use And Agility Of ERP Solutions
    Report: Ease-Of-Use And Agility Of ERP Solutions

    In early 2011, a study of middle market to large manufacturers was conducted by IFS North America and Affinity Research Solutions, a Boston-based research firm, among manufacturing executives and professionals to better understand usability of enterprise applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning, (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Business Intelligence (BI).

  • E-Labels And Smart Packaging To Transform Food Manufacturing Industry In 2018
    E-Labels And Smart Packaging To Transform Food Manufacturing Industry In 2018

    E-labeling, smart packaging and global partnerships offer new ways for companies to create more loyal customers and increase profitability. In 2018, these factors will be crucial to succeed in, for example, the food industry where customers’ demands on transparency are increasing. These are the 2018 process manufacturing predictions of Colin Elkins, Global Industry Director for Process Manufacturing at IFS.

  • PdM Software: Unlock The Power Of Your Data To Drive Uptime
    PdM Software: Unlock The Power Of Your Data To Drive Uptime

    Are you using the power of your manufacturing data to reduce downtime? Predictive maintenance software is a low-risk, but impactful, way to start improving your processing efficiency.

  • 4 Steps To Getting GFSI Ready!
    4 Steps To Getting GFSI Ready!

    A Food Company’s guide to getting data, processes and procedures GFSI ready and what you might want to consider.

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