Displaying 1–12 of 12 results for Bob Sperber, Contributing Editor
Islands of automation are giving way to plant-wide (even enterprise-wide) efforts that yield performance analysis and front-office profit maximization.
Environmental sustainability and its little brother, energy efficiency, drive many current plant renovations.
Robby Martin, senior engineering project manager with Bush Brothers & Co., shares the keys to establishing a more productive mindset.
Computerized combination weighers remain a mainstay, piecing together profits by eliminating product give-away
Maintenance is moving from preventive to predictive mode with condition monitoring, maintenance system upgrades and the promise of easier integration.
For a new shelf-stable meals plant, Hormel will pursue green-building LEED certification. Well follow the plant throughout the process.
Demand chills for synthetic refrigerants on the eve of a 2010 phase-out; Nestle leads the way to a cool, all-natural future.
Amid recession, recalls and regulations, plants make strides to marry safety with efficiency gains.
Companies that are built to last have a knack for changing with the times while keeping what works. Heinz grew up with the Industrial Age and continues to change with the times.
From the PC to the Internet revolution, standard, modular software objects are the key to easier manufacturing agility and integration.
New automation software lets you 'TiVo' your process, while Johnsonville Sausage finds a neat trick to make SAP data more usable in the plant.