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Air Flow Design: The Common Oversight in Food Plants | Part 1/4

Categories: Food Safety, Manufacturing

 

In the process of developing a design for a food production facility, there are so many things for an owner/operator to consider: capital financing, access to raw materials, proximity to distribution points, layout of process equipment, future expansion capabilities, adequate staffing and employee welfare facilities among many others. 

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Are you calculating OEE accurately?

Categories: Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

There are several high stake considerations consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers must take into account when building and maintaining operations. Productivity of an operation can be measured using Overall Equipment Effectiveness or OEE. By using OEE, you can properly benchmark your equipment availability, operational performance and production quality. 

In a 2014 Haskell survey, 88%...

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Think Tank Summer Series: Revamp Your Water Reduction Plan

Categories: Sustainability, Water/Wastewater, Manufacturing

 

Do you remember those seemingly unsolvable word problems in grade school math? If not, here’s one to jog your memory.

If 71% of the globe is covered in water, 1% is accessible for human consumption and the global population is 7 billion in 2015, how much fresh water will be left once the population hits 9 billion in 2048?

Stumped? Most people are. Unfortunately, these are real statistics,...

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The Ambiguous Gap Between Identifying and Mitigating Risk

Categories: Innovation, Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

When you need an oil change, you know you need an oil change.  

Your car flashes a light at you on the dashboard. You see that expired sticker glaring at you every time you step foot inside your car. So what do you do? You may change it immediately or like many others, you wait. You don’t wait because you view it as unimportant; you wait because it’s hard to define the urgency. Your car...

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5 Questions with Aviation Expert Paul Raudenbush

Categories: Expert Interviews, Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace

 

Paul Raudenbush, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Technology, takes a moment to answer five questions about key issues for manufacturers in today's global landscape and how the right approach can relieve common pressures. The 20+ year Haskell veteran also describes how integrated project delivery can increase speed to market and positively impact ROI for his customers. Enjoy this...

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Globalization 101: 7 Key Location Considerations You Can't Overlook

Categories: Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace

 

Suppose you work for a company headquartered in Wichita, Kansas and your goals are to reduce manufacturing costs, increase output and produce closer to your customer in Tianjin, China. You have a factory in Prestwick, Scotland, but you think you can get closer. As a resident of Wichita, you have a choice to make. Congratulations – you just stepped into the shoes of one of our customers, ...

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5 Strategies NBA and Start-Up Teams Use to Ensure Success

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Manufacturing

 

Have you ever seen your favorite team ahead of their opponent by 20 or 30 points in the NBA Playoffs, get comfortable with the lead and end up losing a crucial game? This isn’t just a common mistake for professional teams; it’s common in start-ups as well.During the execution of the start-up, the project team may get caught up in the excitement of positive initial progress and commit the...

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4 Key Initiatives for Tissue Manufacturers: Part 2 of 2

Categories: Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

The Haskell team has been focusing on how they can best support their tissue clients’ ultimate goal – to provide high quality products efficiently to the retail consumer.

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4 Key Initiatives for Tissue Manufacturers: Part 1 of 2

Categories: Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

Our team has been focusing on how they can best support their tissue clients’ ultimate goal – to provide high quality products efficiently to the retail consumer.

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10 Effective SIP Rules to Reliably Achieve Sterile Process Systems

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Manufacturing

Are your process systems sterile? Steam-in-Place (SIP) Operations are used in the food and biotechnology industries, using the thermal energy of condensing steam for a controlled time period to effect a bioburden reduction.SIP operations may be used for varying purposes, including (a) process disinfection to kill pathogenic (disease producing) organisms, (b) the thermal inactivation of a...

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3 Lessons Traffic Jams Teach About Material Handling Systems

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Simulation, Manufacturing

 

Are you tired of traffic? Do you want the answers to solve all of your traffic woes? Unless everyone in your city reads this blog, you are in the wrong place. Fortunately, there is something you have more control over – the effectiveness of your material handling system. This blog examines three lessons traffic jams can teach you about designing an efficient system. Though the first two...

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The Beam, The Owner, The Architect, The Engineer and The Conveyor

Categories: Simulation, EPC, Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

The beam simply does its job. 

Principals dictated by the laws of physics authenticate the beam as a yeoman of industrial building design. Modern structures wouldn’t exist without the beam. Like any legendary statesman, the beam always gets respect. Ask any building architect or engineer, and they will speak fondly of the beam’s many fine qualities.Finding Design Flaws Before Construction...

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New Products, New Risks – The Uncharted Territory of Product Innovation

Categories: Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

For years, manufacturers and consumers have had a mutual understanding – manufacturers make and consumers buy. If a product was sold out, consumers would wait for restock and if there were deflations in demand, manufacturers would update their products with an occasional new feature. Manufacturers were comfortable and consumers were loyal. Once the economy declined, those days ended. 

 

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