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Anything but cookie-cutter: Eight formula management needs of food manufacturers

A May 16th Food Processing-hosted webinar sponsored by Vicinity Software

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM GMT

Sponsor: Vicinity Software

Duration: 1 Hour

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Not all manufacturing is the same. And if you're a food manufacturer, you deal in batches and formulas and the software that supports them must speak that same language. In this webinar, we'll discuss the unique aspects of batch processing, production planning, and management for the food industry, and what specific features and functionality are needed to effectively streamline operations, reduce costs, drive supply chain efficiencies, adapt to regulatory requirements, increase customer satisfaction and more. 


Randy Smith, CEO & founder, Vicinity Software

Randy Smith, CEO and founder of Vicinity Software, drew upon his family background in manufacturing and years as an auditor and systems consultant to create a software focused on small to mid-sized manufacturers in the batch processing industries. In 2001, Randy co-founded Vicinity Manufacturing (rebranded to Vicinity Software in 2018), known as a provider of industry-leading batch processing ERP solutions for manufacturers in the food, chemical and brewing industries and the first software product for formula-based manufacturing in the Microsoft Dynamics reseller space.

Dave Fusaro (Event Moderator) - Editor in Chief Food Processing

Dave Fusaro has been editor in chief of Food Processing since 2003. Before that, he was editor in chief of Dairy Foods and managing editor of Prepared Foods, so he’s been covering the food and beverage industry for 27 years. Dave has won national writing awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for company profiles of Mars Inc., Heinz, Hormel and Nestle. He has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Earlier, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing. Dave holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University.

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