Displaying 1–25 of 47 results for Bob Sperber, Plant Operations Editor
Pat Huffman runs Warrell Corp. operations with a sweet tooth and the heart of a plant manager.
Islands of automation are giving way to plant-wide (even enterprise-wide) efforts that yield performance analysis and front-office profit maximization.
From packaging to new plants, boomers, kids and fitness buffs are the real managers of the company's nutritional beverage operations.
New automation software lets you 'TiVo' your process, while Johnsonville Sausage finds a neat trick to make SAP data more usable in the plant.
Amid recession, recalls and regulations, plants make strides to marry safety with efficiency gains.
Maintenance software starts out as a generic tool, but can become a critical instrument for safety and compliance throughout the plant.
Recent product recalls have pointed a liability-filled finger at problems with floors, drains, roofs and other physical pieces of the plant.
Conveyor and robotic material handling answer the call for high productivity in challenging applications.
Surplus and used equipment from both dealers and auctioneers -- offer benefits to both buyers and sellers in a tight market.
Twin-screw extruders are key as processors crank out better-for-you 'salty' snacks.
For a new shelf-stable meals plant, Hormel will pursue green-building LEED certification. Well follow the plant throughout the process.
In any given category, TreeHouse's 19 manufacturing plants must make dozens of varieties in dozens of formulations, all at low cost.
Whether your budget is slowly rebounding or your big projects are still on hold, lots of upgrades can be accomplished quickly to offer both rapid returns and long-term gains.
Key performance indicators and overall equipment effectiveness are coming to the plant floor, the front office and now your smart phone.
Adding a new line? The production room can be the highest-value piece of the company to boost efficiency and stretch the dollar.
From the PC to the Internet revolution, standard, modular software objects are the key to easier manufacturing agility and integration.
It is do or die time for your business. From leaky roofs to corroded underground pipes, old plants are slow-motion accidents waiting to happen.
Heinz Global Performance System defines quality, teamwork and management best practices for 81 plants worldwide.
Chasing consumer demands means automating with flexibility.
Lean times for frozen foods call for belt widening among other throughput and efficiency tweaks.
Environmental sustainability and its little brother, energy efficiency, drive many current plant renovations.
Maintenance is moving from preventive to predictive mode with condition monitoring, maintenance system upgrades and the promise of easier integration.
Sanitation equipment suppliers are designing machines that not only meet the high standards for customer cleanliness, but also for regulatory compliance as well.
Michael Antonorsi and other micro confectionery stars help the industry giants remain chocolatiers, not just candy factories.
Processors can't get a break from uncertain markets, rising costs and changing safety standards, but they continue to grow and keep optimism high.