Sustainability, globalization, productivity and innovation are key challenges confronting the food and beverage industry. In an age of regulation and customer concerns, manufacturers are looking for ways to improve margins while simultaneously delivering the quality assurance that consumers expect. Manufacturers today are improving product consistency, throughput, data gathering and reporting. Energy is being managed more efficiently and overall product quality is improving, allowing manufacturers to focus on satisfying new and ever changing consumer demands. Changes in basic process control, especially upgrading dated or poorly integrated processes, are being implemented. Machine safety and legacy migration are also being addressed, resulting in improved productivity.
- Supply Chain Integration and Integrity
With today’s business climate becoming more remote and spread out, information is key. Consumers are demanding to understand where their goods are coming from and who was a part of the supply. This presentation will highlight how data security is key to this drive towards a full understanding of the supply chain both internally and for your customers.
Douglas Bellin, Senior Manager Industry Business Development, Cisco
Douglas Bellin has worked for many years in the high tech industry space matching global customer technology to their business drivers. Currently he serves as the Senior Manager Industry Business Development where he is mapping industry drivers to where Cisco can add value to our customers and business partners.
- Impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act on Operations and the Implications of Automation
The FSMA is one of the most sweeping legislative actions of our generation relative to Food Safety and Regulatory oversight. This presentation will offer the perspective of an equipment company with a case study of a particular piece of equipment and how automation elements help address the requirements of the FSMA. In addition, the viewpoint of a major food company will be presented to help characterize the FSMA’s reach and implications.
Craig Souser, President, JLS Automation
Craig Souser is the President and the principal shareholder of JLS Automation. While leading the organization towards its goals and objectives, meeting with and developing the management team, Craig also focuses on the business development side of JLS. JLS Automation provides automation solutions for the food industry focused on primary and secondary packaging operations. The company has facilities in York, PA and Boise, IA.
- Globalization and Standardization
Learn how Kraft Foods, Inc. (Mondelez International, Inc.) implemented a strategy to address demands in the competitive, fast growing food and beverage industry. This strategy included a goal to provide affordable, manageable automation systems that could be quickly adapted and easily maintained.
Werner Badtke, Program Manager, Automation & Manufacturing Systems, Mondelez International, Inc.
Werner has been with Kraft Foods, Inc., now Mondelez International, Inc. for 20 years with increasing responsibility including local and regional project engineering along with greenfield construction in the Middle East. The last 5 years he has served as global automation lead based in Bremen, Germany.
- Making World-Class Bourbon
Learn how leading-edge technology was implemented to enable Wild Turkey Bourbon to increase production and improve safety, all while maintaining the consistent flavor and color profiles of their iconic brand.
Ray Bachelor, P.E., Bachelor Controls, Inc.
Ray Bachelor is the President of Bachelor Controls, Inc. (BCI). BCI was founded in 1983 and has been a loyal Rockwell Automation integrator since 1984. The Company is now a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner (Control & Process), a CSIA Certified Company since December 2000 and a member of Control Engineering’s System Integrator Hall of Fame.