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How to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk in the Food & Beverage Industry

Transparency, sustainability, waste reduction and food safety are all significant concerns in need of addressing if food manufacturers want to stay relevant, competitive and optimally profitable, and relying on old strategies is no longer a viable option.

Material Handling Trends Require the Need for Speed

Increased demand for quick and reliable fulfillment is putting added pressure onto warehouses and distribution centers to prevent supply chain disruptions from lag in data, equipment failure, and design processes.

What’s In Your Warehouse?

The problem of obsolescence demands particular attention today due to the shortage of replacement parts. Replacements for older or obsolete components could once be found relatively easily on secondary markets.

Retooling Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce for a Safer, Digital Future

Evolving to smart manufacturing operations is not just about retooling facilities to support new equipment, systems, data and processes. It’s also very much about retooling the workforce to support digital transformation initiatives today and tomorrow.

Automating Materials Handling - Automation to Support Supply Chain Woes

Unpredictable markets, an unstable procurement chain and impatient customers are just a few challenges your supply chain deals with. Balancing supply, demand and capacity has reached such a level of complexity that automation is increasingly sought after.

What is IoT Security?

By answering some basic questions on IoT security and pointing you to other resources on how to minimize your IoT cybersecurity risk, this will help you better understand what a robust IoT security strategy looks like.

Validation & Quality Control: Optimizing Micro Molding Outcomes

But there is one aspect of a micro molding project that is often overlooked, especially when customers are assessing the in-house capabilities of a micro molding partner, and that is validation and quality control.

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Defining hybrid integration - What does hybrid data integration really mean?

A HIP provides organizations with the tools they need to simplify data and application integration across any deployment model. With silos broken down, businesses can turn data into actionable insights, allowing them to make decisions faster.

Automate 2022 Exceeds Expectations with Largest Attendance and Exhibitor Count Ever

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) expanded floor space for Automate 2023 after Automate 2022 in Detroit resulted with 24,000 registrants, 600 exhibitors, and 75% of booths already sold for next year.

Sanitation Challenges Modern Manufacturers Face (and How to Fix Them)

The Abbott Labs formula contamination scandal has many manufacturers reassessing their sanitation practices. To clean up a manufacturing plant, it is important to go above and beyond the call of duty.

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Andantex Will Introduce a New Planetary Reducer Design Concept at IMTS

Andantex will unveil its latest generation of high-precision planetary reducers, built around its new EVO 1 (Evolution 1) technology, during IMTS 2022 at Booth 236016.

NSI Industries Adds Remke to Portfolio of Brands

The Vernon Hills, Ill.-Based Manufacturer and Supplier of Electrical Connectors, Mesh Grips, and Molded Connectors Makes it an Ideal Acquisition for NSI to Complement its Growing Brand Offerings

Fictiv Donates $10,000 in Tight-Tolerance, High-Quality CNC Parts for UC Berkeley's Formula SAE Electric Race Vehicle

Donation enabled UC Berkeley engineering students access to highly complex, machined parts at a fraction of the standard amount of time and cost

GSSI Announces 2022 Summer Tour Featuring PaveScan RDM 2.0 Technology

GSSI will continue the success of last year's 'Hitting the Asphalt' tour with its 2022 Summer Tour. In this tour, GSSI will travel across the US to spread the word of its PaveScan RDM 2.0 system.

AMADA WELD TECH Announces CD-V Series Welding Power Supplies

AMADA WELD TECH announces the CD-V Series of Capacitive Discharge Power Supplies and TL-V Series of weld heads.

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Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.

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TR Cutler, Inc.

TR Cutler, Inc.

Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., celebrating its 24th year. Cutler is the founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium including more than 9000 journalists, editors, and economists writing about trends in manufacturing, industry, material handling, and process improvement. Cutler authors more than 1000 feature articles annually regarding the manufacturing sector. Cutler has established special divisions including African manufacturing, Colombian manufacturing, Gen Z workforce, and Food & Beverage. Cutler was recently named the Global Supply Chain journalist of the year for the second time in a row. Over 5200 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler. Contact Cutler at trcutler@trcutlerinc.com.