What do Mid-Size Companies Think About Finance and Investment in 2013?
Mid-size companies with revenues of $10 million to $1 billion account for about one third of private sector gross domestic product in the United States. This includes manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors serving the food and beverage industry. A national survey of more than 2,000 mid-size company leaders and finance chiefs indicates they are preparing for better days. Will they move cash off the sidelines, make needed IT upgrades or increase headcount this year? Find out what the outlook is for capital expenditures, financing and more in this executive summary of the survey findings.
Rotary Tank Cleaning and Cost Savings
Specific case studies on the benefits of rotary impingement and CIP optimization vs. the standard tank cleaning processes. Benefits include: increased revenue and production with drastic reductions of operating costs pertaining to tank cleaning. Gamajet, designs and manufacturers tank cleaning machines and systems.
Respond to Audits in Minutes
Improve audit turnaround times. Comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. Add value with a true food safety management system (FSMS). Read how one food processor and user of the Plex Online FSMS always exceeds test audits and finishes traceability exercises in minutes.
Realize the Value of ERP by Leveraging Its Data
The fascination with data continues to proliferate, just like data itself. "Big data" used to be considered a collection of data sets so large and complex that it was difficult to process. Now it is seen less as something to grapple with and more as a source of tremendous power.
Optimizing Dust Collection in Food Manufacturing
Dust collectors are critical to maintaining a clean processing environment yet they may be an afterthought to other manufacturing equipment needs. Download this technical paper to find out what specific requirements food manufacturers should be aware of.
How to Improve Quality Control and Food Safety
Want to improve your quality control and food safety? Columbus discusses how in this free guide and shares experience and advice from your peers and food industry experts including 5 ways to improve quality control and food safety; 25 critical questions to ask yourself about your business; Views from your peers, other best in class food processors; Advice from leading food experts and insights to the challenges that others face.
How to Achieve One-Up/One-Back Traceability in Food Manufacturing
To comply with today's increasingly demanding food safety regulations, food manufacturers must be able to identify and track every ingredient for every one of their products. Learn how leading food manufacturers use the Plex Manufacturing Cloud to meet traceability requirements, streamline operations, maximize productivity, and increase profitability.
How FSMA Affects Processing Facilities
The Food Safety Modernization Act requires food processors to improve food safety management practices. Approaches to food safety planning must shift from reactive to proactive.
Four Quick Ways to Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity
Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting- meeting increased demand. You can meet the increased demand by freeing up needed resources within your current operations.
Food Safety Special Report: Running Your Plant From the Cloud
From farm to cloud to fork -- that's the new paradigm in food and beverage manufacturing. Software runs everything these days, but your enterprise resource planning system and other components do not have to reside on your servers on your work site. This Special Report includes stories from Food Processing, food safety experts Leavitt Partners and Plex Systems to explain the advantages (lower overhead, universal but secure access and automatic upgrades) of running your plant from the cloud.
Food Processing and Plex Online
Food Safety Special Report: Are You Ready for a Recall?
Can you - quickly - trace your ingredients back to their sources and track your outgoing products to the retailer, foodservice operator, maybe even the consumer? Software is the linchpin of track and trace, as it is for business optimization. We've put together some recent articles about the current state of food safety systems, as well as some whitepapers that dive deeper into track and trace but also show how the same software systems can improve production efficiency.