Flexible Manufacturing: Adapting Quickly To Changing Markets & Events

Flexibility is a goal for many manufacturers, and with good reason. Across industry segments, the organisations that have been able to demonstrate flexible operating models are claiming industry-leading positions as a result. What does it mean to be a flexible manufacturer? Flexibility is about speed to adapt. It’s about creating…

Digitising The Supply Chain To Reduce Food Waste

A commentary by Dr Felix Flemming from TOMRA Food The scale of the global food waste problem is staggering. According to reports*, 1.6 billion tons of food are lost or wasted every year, equating to a total value of USD$1.2 trillion being wiped from the supply chain. With one-third of…

Disruptive Technologies Improve Productivity

Individualistic and empowered consumers desire to take control of all aspects of their needs and lifestyle preferences. GlobalData’s 2018 Q4 consumer survey substantiates how consumers in Asia-Pacific (APAC) depend on technology in their daily lives.   Manufacturers have recognised that innovation and technology adoption is the foremost growth mantra in…

Exploring Technology In The Food And Beverage Industry

With an anticipated global population increase and consumer preferences changing, food and beverage manufacturers must prepare now to ensure that they can meet demand. As a result, many manufacturers are turning to new technology to help them keep up. Here, Darcy Simonis, industry network leader for food and beverage at…

Sidel: IoT In Beverage Processing

Built-in intelligence creates a smoother process and a much higher level of consistency, which translates into product quality, enhanced productivity, minimal downtime and greater asset intensity in beverage processing. By Raffaele Pace, Vice President Equipment Product Management & Digital Solutions, Sidel. What are the current challenges in ensuring a flexible…

Festo: Food For Thought (Packaging)

In the food packaging industry, calls for efficiency are increasing, creating a need to maximise productivity and economic operation in the production system. By Festo.   The Internet of Things (IoT), smart factories, cyber-physical systems and big data are driving current and future projects - solutions must be ever faster,…

Overcoming The Hype-Curve In Digitalisation And Industry 4.0 With Agile IoT

Surveys of global MNCs and manufacturing conglomerates indicate that digital transformation is one of the top strategic objectives across companies, yet only a handful are making significant headway into reaping bottom-line gains from pursuing digital innovation. By Auk Industries. Transformational Results Realised In Early Adopters Among Food Manufacturers Some pioneering…

The Role Of Packaging In Cold Chain Logistics

By 2050, the human population is projected to hit 10 billion, putting already overstretched resources at risk. To alleviate such concerns, Miguel Campos of food packaging supplier Advanta, explains how cold chain technology will secure the future of food for the expanding population, with particular reference to packaging material choice.  …
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