Today’s industrial environment is filled with ways to increase profit, meet challenges of competition, improve market share, reduce operating costs, and manage state-of-the-art production and distribution facilities throughout the supply chain.
In this video, Vince Nasti, VP of Operations for Nation Pizza and Foods, discussed major issues facing the food and beverage industry, including the top challenges in plant floor productivity, equipment efficient and recent changes to improve sanitary plant design.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been quick to respond to increasing demands within the beverage industry by creating equipment that accommodates faster filling times, flexibility in processing, and quick handling of multiple SKUs.
Zebra releases new software solutions, touch computers
May 12, 2015
Zebra Technologies Corp., Lincolnshire, Ill.,launched Mobility DNA today. Mobility DNA is a set of enterprise mobility software solutions that drives greater efficiencies and productivity for businesses, mobile workers and channel partners, the company says. Zebra also announced two new touch computers that expand the industry’s broadest portfolio of enterprise-class Android mobile computers.
National poll conducted on behalf of Red Bull shows energy is primary obstacle to productivity
August 26, 2013
A national poll of U.S. workers conducted by Harris Interactive, Rochester, N.Y., on behalf of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Red Bull North America found that lack of energy is a primary obstacle to productivity in the workplace. In fact, 4 percent of American employees report tiring after just one hour of work, and employed adults between the ages of 18 and 54 are three times more likely than those ages 55 and older to start feeling less productive within the first three hours of their workdays, it reports.
If workers are adversely affected by their work due to poor quality job design and working conditions, or are injured on the job, there will be an adverse cost to the employer as well as to the individual worker.
The need for food and beverage processors to drive down unit costs never ends. How can new/retrofitted plants be designed to optimize productivity? What solutions will have the biggest influence on productivity?