Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Sidel Matrix Combi blow-fill-cap equipment for filling PET bottles of carbonated soft drinks takes up 30% less floor space

Food packaging kit: meet the space savers

By Paul Gander

Are the days of sprawling packaging installations over? Increasingly, many of today’s production priorities, from efficiency, effectiveness and integration to lifetime and environmental costs, appear to overlap with compact equipment design.

Ops management showcased

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Ops management showcased

By Rick Pendrous

Supplier of manufacturing operations management systems Cimlogic will showcase its automation and IT expertise.

Hot spot mapping processes have helped Greencore to reduce its waste

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M&S rewards lean and green suppliers

By Rick Pendrous

Marks & Spencer’s (M&S’s) own-label food and drink suppliers that meet the retailer’s stringent “lean and green” manufacturing and ethical trading standards, as part of its Plan A initiative, are being rewarded with more business, it has emerged.

Productivity boost with automated systems

Productivity boost with automated systems

CSB-System’s stand will be all about helping firms raise their efficiency through greater automation and data capture. Systems on show will provide more effective planning and increased throughput.

Ishida's new data capture system to 'pay for itself' within weeks

Enhanced data capture and analysis cuts wastage

Ishida Europe has launched an enhanced version of its IDCS data capture system, which records and analyses data from every pack that crosses one of its checkweighers. IDCS II is said to pay for itself with only a few weeks of use.

Greencore raises its game

Greencore raises its game

By Elaine Watson

Closer monitoring of KPIS delivers radical improvements in operational efficiency

LETTER

LETTER

Money is the turn-on when it comes to lean manufacturing

Continuous Improvement - Where are they now?

Continuous Improvement - Where are they now?

By Kevin Bennett

Establishing an accurate, honest, and, where required, critical picture of 'where we are now' in improvement programmes is never easy. However, it is...

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