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AgilePlant Insider

TABLE OF CONTENTS - January 21, 2005

  
FEATURES:
Insights into operations and packaging

» Where has the engineering talent gone?
» RFID on your package: No pain, no gain?
» Reduce costs with variable speed drives

OUTSOURCING: A long, hard look
» Not your father’s outsourcing
» Critical issues in maintenance outsourcing
» Asset management may demand it

FOOD PLANT NEWS: Plant closures
» Tyson plant closures reflect tough times for meat industry

SPECIAL TO THE WEB: Survey, news and how-tos
» Take our fourth annual Manufacturing Trends Survey
» Level measurement of bulk solids and powders
» Five steps to a better food safety audit

FOR THE FLOOR: Equipment and materials
» Product Round-Up: Pumps and valves
» ID readers provide high resolution, high performance
» New modular electro-optical foundation for optical sorting systems
 


 
FEATURES: Insights into operations and packaging

Where has the engineering talent gone?
FoodProcessing.com
A decade of downsizing has sent former food industry innovators to engineering firms—where anybody can hire them.

RFID on your package: No pain, no gain?
FoodProcessing.com
Here are the critical considerations before implementing this technology...and some available outside help.

Reduce costs with variable speed drives
PlantServices.com
Variable speed drives offer the ability to monitor and reduce energy consumption, foresee line and motor problems and gain fine speed and torque control. Learn how to make your equipment dance with VSDs.


 
OUTSOURCING: A long, hard look

Not your father’s outsourcing
Money.CNN.com
More factories are subcontracting out maintenance. Will that help keep good jobs in the U.S.?

Critical issues in maintenance outsourcing
MaintenanceResources.com
Sandy Dunn, principal consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, discusses the questions organizations must address when considering maintenance outsourcing as an improvement initiative.

Asset management may demand it
PlantServices.com
Intelligent asset management combined with maintenance outsourcing can lead to significant savings on MRO costs and increase your return on your assets.


 
FOOD PLANT NEWS: Plant closures

Tyson plant closures reflect tough times for meat industry
MeatProcess.com
Unfavorable operating margins have prompted Tyson Foods to suspend operations at four U.S. beef plants. The affected plants have been hurt by a combination of tight cattle supplies, lackluster demand and the continued absence of key export markets.


 
SPECIAL TO THE WEB: Survey, news and how-tos

Take our fourth annual Manufacturing Trends Survey
Ioxphere.com
What are your top manufacturing concerns for 2005? Do you foresee more output, increased capital spending, heightened plant security? Visit Ioxphere.com. You may win a $100 American Express gift certificate.

Level measurement of bulk solids and powders
FoodProcessing.com
This 26-page white paper from Monitor Technologies discusses the difficulties in measuring bulk solids and powders in bins, silos and hoppers. Download this document to learn which technologies are out there that can make this job easier.

Five steps to a better food safety audit
Orkin.com
In a downloadable Windows Media video, Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., Orkin Director of Quality Assurance, shares tips that will help you and your staff improve your next food safety audit score.


 
FOR THE FLOOR: Equipment and materials

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Product Round-Up: Pumps and valves
 
»  ID readers provide high resolution, high performance
 
» 

New modular electro-optical foundation for optical sorting systems
 

FoodProcessing.com




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