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  • ADM'S Big Bet on Fuel

    It’s always been part food company and part ingredient company, but now add fuel company to the description of Archer Daniels Midland Co.

    Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    03/26/2007
  • Sara Lee’s New Kitchen

    Sara Lee Corp., for years based in Chicago, still is getting situated in suburban Downers Grove, Ill.

    Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    03/26/2007
  • Debunk Plant Myths About Diagnostics

    Learn how your existing control systems and analog instruments can deliver diagnostic capabilities, at a fraction of the cost of system or instrument replacements.

    03/13/2007
  • Use Motor Management to Cut the Costs of Your Fleet

    Sure, the less expensive motor saves money in the short run and keeps you in good graces with the folks in accounting. But, it’s better to know what a motor actually costs during its 20-year or 30-year lifetime. Do you?

    03/13/2007
  • Dreamers Build Great Companies

    Mel Coleman Jr. of Coleman Natural Meats, Fred Ruiz of Ruiz Foods and Gerald Shreiber of J&J Snack Foods all made their dreams into $500 million companies.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    03/01/2007
  • Know When to Leave a Project

    The unspoken truth about projects is that they all come to an end, according to Dirk Willard in this month's Field Notes column. The key, he says, is knowing when to leave.

    Dirk Willard, senior editor
    01/31/2007
  • Handling Talent Management

    A critical shortage of skilled labor threatens many companies. Research shows that companies that excel in developing talent remain at the top of their industry. Learn how to manage your talent.

    Paul Loftus
    01/31/2007
  • Nurturing Enthusiasm in the Workplace

    Forget about greed, vanity and the other five. One of the deadliest sins facing the corporate world is boredom. Career consultant John McKee suggests ways to inspire your workforce … and to maintain a sense of adventure about what you do every day.

    John McKee
    01/17/2007
  • 2007 Annual Manufacturing Survey - Labor Pains

    Food safety remains the top concern in our sixth annual Manufacturing Trends Survey, with labor issues and energy also topping the worry list.

    David Feder, Managing Editor
    01/10/2007
  • New Places to Look for Energy Savings

    Lowering pressures, plugging air leaks and updating your motors can have a huge impact on your plant’s energy efficiency.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    01/09/2007
  • 2006 Processor of the Year: Kellogg Co.

    The $4.5 billion Keebler acquisition taught Kellogg lessons in manufacturing efficiency and to look to employees for ways to cut plant costs.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    11/28/2006
  • 2006 Processor of the Year: Kellogg Co.

    Its 2001 acquisition of Keebler not only grew the company and brought it into the world of snacks, it forced a financial and manufacturing discipline that serves Kellogg well today.

    Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    11/28/2006
  • Establishing Effective Equipment Maintenance

    Reliability programs usually fail because of poor implementation. Be diligent and implement reliability initiatives and you can realize your goal of establishing a useful reliability program.

    Daryl Mather, Plant Services
    11/14/2006
  • Batch Standard 'Revolutionizes' Brewhouse Operations

    ISA's S88 batch management standard to "facilitate and homogenize control of our batch processes" has revolutionized the beverage industry, according to Francisco Kellerhoff, corporate automation manager for Venezuela's Polar Brewery, and keynote speaker at the Food and Beverage Industry Forum at Automation Fair 2006.

    11/09/2006
  • Nanotechnology in Processing and Packaging

    Nanotechnology’s promises may be fulfilled earlier in the processing and packaging areas than in the ingredient realm, with improved filtration, new structural materials and sensors that detect pathogens.

    Mike Pehanich, Plant Operations Editor
    10/30/2006
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