Food Industry Insights

  1. ERP Solutions In The Green Supply Chain And Multi-Mode Manufacturing

    In December 2010, 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 how business software applications like ERP and EAM and other enterprise-wide software programs play a role in their company’s green supply chain initiatives.

  2. Preventing Microbiological Contamination with Product Inspection Equipment

    Every year almost 1 in 10 people worldwide fall ill after consuming contaminated food, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) first global estimates of the burden of foodborne diseases in 2015.

  3. Do Magnets Get Weaker Over Time?

    “When will my Magnetic Separator start losing its magnetic strength?” It is a very common question, and for good reason. Under normal operating conditions, a magnetic separator will not lose any magnetic strength. However, there are circumstances in which other factors can come into play, and these may have a negative impact on the strength of your magnet.

  4. Bridging The Skills Gap And Creating New Services – Key Success Factors For F&B Manufacturers

    Bridging the skills gap and boosting services with the use of IoT will be top priorities for manufacturers in 2017. This article outlines three key predictions for 2017, and beyond, to help food companies bridge the skills gap and create new services.

  5. Factors To Consider In Filling And Sterilization Systems

    In the food industry, it is important to consider that sterilization isn’t a “one size fits all” type of formula. Only few products are packed in a completely sterilized manner. Karl Angele, Managing Director of Hermann WALDNER states: “It does not make sense to use a sledge-hammer to crack a nut”. Certain product sensitive foods like food for babies, UHT (ultra high temperature pasteurization), require the utmost sterilization.

  6. Magnetic Separator Or Metal Detector? 5 Key Questions To Help You Decide

    So you have a metal contamination concern and, after analyzing the situation, you conclud the proper solution is either a Magnetic Separator or a Metal Detector. Figuring out which will be most effective in your application will have a large impact on the safety of your equipment, your product, and your brand.

  7. 9 Essential Purchasing Practices For Food Companies

    Purchasing is a major area of strategic development for most food companies. So, what are the best purchasing practices for food companies to implement and maintain?

  8. 5 Food Recall Preventive Measures

    Few things keep food producers up at night like the prospect of a product recall. At best, a product recall is a benign mistake that causes nothing more than aggravation, inconvenience and perhaps an angry customer or two. At worst, the consequences can be tragic, in both human and economic terms.

  9. 3 Ways To Maximize Return On Assets With Risk-Based Maintenance

    Organizations in asset-intensive industries are constantly challenged to deliver maximum return on assets (ROA) while working with minimal budgets, data integrity challenges and lack of insight into the factors driving asset performance.

  10. Improving Uptime With Predictive Maintenance For Food & Beverage Manufacturers

    Food and beverage companies today face shifting customer demand, tight margins and a competitive market. Further complicating matters, manufacturers must meet growing demand using existing assets as capital expenditures constraints limit investment in new equipment. In order to stay competitive in today’s market, manufacturers need to maximize their economic return on assets.