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  1. Avebe Launches Factory 4.0 Strategy With PI System Investment

    This cooperative of starch potato growers competitive advantage depends on production plants that the company runs in the Netherlands, Germany, and Sweden. Recently, the cooperative started facing a challenge: greater efficiency and compliance with increasingly complex regulations and the aging workforce. The company’s management recognized that it was time to embark on a journey of digital transformation and build a Factory 4.0 manufacturing platform to put real-time data analytics tools into the hands of its personnel.

  2. 4 Ways Better Data Protects Brand Integrity

    F&B companies say they are struggling to turn data into insights that improve traceability and regulatory compliance. Continue reading to learn how an open data infrastructure can help these endeavors.

  3. In the Pressure Cooker - How Operational Data Is Changing The Food And Beverage Industry

    Consumers want a sustainable food supply, government regulations are constantly changing and many brands are producing product with aging equipment and other older assets. On top of everything, manufacturers must guarantee utmost quality to maintain consumer confidence and uphold brand integrity, all while making a healthy margin. As data permeates through every area of organizations and digital transformation moves from theory to reality, food and beverage companies must gain real-time operational insights to optimize processes, ensure quality and gain complete visibility from farm all the way to fork.

  4. Navigating Change - Why Agility Matters In The Food And Beverage Industry

    To stay competitive, companies of all sizes must “act small,” which requires rethinking antiquated processes, legacy systems, old production equipment, and aging infrastructure to become agile and transparent. For many companies, letting data drive business decisions is a complete departure from traditional processes, but to thrive in a fast-shifting market, change is imperative.

  5. Rotary Piston Filling & Sealing System Benefits A Cream Cheese Processor

    A cream cheese manufacturer spent years grappling with how to deal with the product’s high viscosity. Implementing a rotary piston filling and sealing machine was the company's best solution.

  6. Food Safety And Quality Regulations: A Guide To Global Standards

    There are many food safety standards impacting individual companies. Depending on the location and business type, a manufacturer may be guided by dozens of standards, regulations and/or laws.

  7. Trends, Changes And Verification For Supplier Management

    Reducing risks at more points and using preventive controls have created a focus on supplier management. X-ray inspection data is one way suppliers can prove product safety to manufacturers.

  8. A Meat Expert’s Point Of View On End-To-End Process Improvements

    To reach their targets, meat operations are utilizing advanced x-ray technologies that inspect for contaminants in the earliest stages of production and determine if products regularly meet specifications. Such systems also solve problems by helping identify the reasons for rejections and inconsistencies and providing feedback for improvements.

  9. Symbiosis Of Positive Displacement Blowers For Lower Pressure Range & Screw Compressors

    A grain mill needed a way to extend its conveying height from 45 to 65 meters, putting added strain on its compressed air systems. Keep reading to learn how a hybrid solution helped the mill meet its goals.

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