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Lessons in leadership

Key qualities that separate the role from management

It has been my experience that there is a considerable difference between being a manager and being a leader. 


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Telematics provide fuel to seek efficiency

 With fuel prices hitting $4 in many areas across the United States this spring, telematics solutions providers have seen a spike in interest for their offerings.  


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Carts and hand trucks ease heavy lifting

 Transporting cases, crates, kegs and additional point-of-sale items from warehouses and trucks into retailers often is a physically demanding task.  


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Innovations on display at Mid-America Trucking Show

 This year’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) featured 1,070 exhibitors in 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space.  


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DSD technology streamlines delivery

DSD solutions stay in step with technology, costs
Businesses seeking to empower — and monitor — their employees in the field have adopted smartphones and tablet computers and are leveraging wireless capabilities to increase communication. In response, direct-store delivery (DSD) software and hardware suppliers are developing new options that help these mobile workforces.
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Warranty administration through technology

Software tracks opportunities for fleet advantages
Warranty administration involves the tracking and recovery of all vehicle expenses related to manufacturer recalls and vehicle warranty-covered repairs. Although it can be a time-consuming and complex task, warranty recovery also can be one of the quickest ways to improve a fleet’s operational bottom line.
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Efficiency through tire advances

Benefits for transportation’s bottom line — and beyond
Tire technology is not a category that is immune to ongoing technology advancements. To gain some insight into this progression, I visited with Gary Enterline, product category manager for Greenville, S.C.-based Michelin Americas Truck Tires. Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle.
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Liftgate choice and use advice

Easing delivery through proper operation
Within the variety of liftgate styles, each is meant to improve truck loading and unloading, especially when the shipping or receiving location does not have a loading dock, making manual loading and unloading necessary. Liftgates can increase delivery speed, particularly with heavy cargo.
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Team building for business success

Insight from a sports legend for better operations
These days, you seldom hear a star discuss the importance of teamwork. Typically, the “celebrity” drones on and on about his greatness without a mention of how others helped his organization’s success.
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Prevention is the best policy to avoid asset loss

Deter stealing through safety measures, workplace attitude
Theft is as much of a problem at vehicle maintenance and repair facilities as it is with any other organization — and maybe even more so.
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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

Podcasts

Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI January 2015 cover

2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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Flavors

What anticipated top-selling flavor do you think will be the most successful in 2015?
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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

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