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.
A survey by McKinsey states that the adoption of automated technologies in the food and beverage industry is relatively slow compared to other sectors, with only 48 per cent of manufacturers considering themselves ready for Industry 4.0.
IDS is convinced that the changeover to sustainable action is the only right way forward and tries to develop resource-saving solutions together with business partners. After all, relatively "small" changes can make a big difference - for the environment and for the company.
According to the latest report by PMMI Business Intelligence, there is a growing need for manufacturers to roll-out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) across their enterprise. However, these companies should identify their existing "IIoT blind spots" before they do so.
With so many activities and over 2,600 scheduled demos taking place at PACK EXPO Connects, here is every preparation tool attendees need to ensure a successful event.
During these unprecedented times, it is of utmost importance to keep packaging lines moving, especially for manufacturers of essential consumer packaged goods (CPGs). There's no way around it.
Automating packaging processes can improve productivity, quality and safety on site. Unsurprisingly then, it has become a crucial investment for packaging facilities. But, where do you start?
According to an industry survey, the majority of food manufacturing companies are expecting to increase production. However, the same study suggested automation does not offer enough flexibility to fulfil an increase in production.
The future of food packaging seems to be leaning towards sustainability. This shift comes after years of growing influences from a variety of sources. But to fully understand where the industry is going, it helps to know how it got here.
Vaccines can easily become damaged or unusable at almost any step of the manufacturing and shipping process. Pharmaceutical companies wanting to maintain their margins and high standards of quality need to take measures to prevent error and contamination.
Packaging can be a deciding factor in whether or not your business achieves an impressive return on investment. Businesses must strike a balance between using high-quality and protective materials, whilst also making sure there is still plenty of room for profit.
PACK EXPO takes place in Las Vegas, NV September 23rd - 25th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies,and co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas,Healthcare Packaging EXPO will feature technologies from 2,000exhibitors across a 900,000-net square-foot show floor.
After months paring down the many qualified entries, three days of onsite voting allowed PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO attendees to be the ultimate judge of the most innovative new technologies at the show.
Bringing together 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees across 1.25 million net square feet of McCormick Place exhibit space, no event in the world this year is poised to offer targeted solutions to meet this increasing demand like PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Pack
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