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The Plant Management Experience

A complimentary webinar series featuring guest speakers from leading brands in food, beverage, and CPG industries

leading brands in food, beverage, and DPG industries

As part of the plant management team, how do you translate edicts from the boardroom – Improve operating margins, maintain compliance, protect and bolster the brand – into action at the plant level? Especially in light of new safety regulations and changing economic and competitive conditions.

Follow us on Twitter.The Plant Management Experience webinar series shares strategies and tactics of executives from some of the world’s top companies providing real world experience and insights you can really use!

Don't miss these PACKAGING/PERFORMANCE presentations:

The business value of OMAC PackML – the Nestlé perspective

On DemandFeatured Speaker:
Dr. Bryan Griffen
Nestlé

NestléThe business value and core benefits that can be achieved by using OMAC PackML for packaging line integration.

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Leading beverage company combines technology and lean practices to boost production line OEE by 21%

On DemandFeatured Speaker:
Chris Bacon
ISS Productivity

See how a major bottling facility boosted OEE, improved uptime, and added more than two hours to daily operating availability. Learn concept, design, and installation methodologies developed for the project.

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5 Ways to Maximize Asset Performance

On DemandFeatured Speaker:
Tom Troy
Manufacturing Execution Systems Solutions

Overview of some of the software solutions implemented by Nestlé and Pepsi Bottling Venture as discussed in the two previous sessions.

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Two-part FOOD SAFETY webinar series:

Tying it all together — The legal and the practical aspects of complying with new FSMA requirements

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Additional PLANT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE sessions:

Visualizing Hidden Information

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Eric Allen
JM Smucker Company

There are many challenges associated with integrating original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment into the production line and plant operations. While data visualization is never easy, displaying meaningful data to the line operator from OEM equipment often presents unique challenges. Learn options for dealing with OEM machines and finding the wealth of hidden information waiting to be exposed.

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Successfully Managing Food Safety and Temperature Integrity in Food Distribution and Warehouse Facilities

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Mark Grimes
Gordon Food Services

GFSGordon Food Services (GFS) strikes the fine balance of sustaining food safety through temperature control while simultaneously reducing energy and logistics costs. Featured speaker Mark Grimes of GFS discusses innovative approaches, challenges, and opportunities when dealing with maintaining temperature integrity of products in food distribution and manufacturing facilities. Mark will share how he applies proven techniques and tools from the automation and IT worlds to achieve compelling business results for GFS.

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A Practitioner Approach To Packaging Line Productivity

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Mathieu Loranger, Eng.
Danone

DanoneThe differing operational needs of the packaging line usually call for unique automation and configuration strategies. Variables such as product mix, production volume, container size, physical layout and line control integration – each of these variations must be considered and factored into a successful automation and visualization strategy. Learn from an experienced practitioner about key success factors and pitfalls.

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Driving Economic Profit in Food Plant Manufacturing

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Mike Ruffner,
Food Distribution Company

With 20 years of experience in lean manufacturing, operational finance, auditing for continual improvement, and compliance; Mike will discuss the relationship of revenues and opportunity costs, EP, capital investing, and budgeting process.

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Continuous Improvement: Packaging

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Jim Whalen,
Rich Products

Rich ProductsBusiness strategy planning and execution requires a comprehensive understanding of the process needed to achieve sustainable results. This session covers change management actions and the enabling technology that helps one company achieve their business goals.

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Learn Secrets of Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Lars Johansen,
Chr.Hansen

Chr.HansenManufacturing key performance indicators measure business efficiencies and provide contextual information to empower operators and supervisors to make decisions aligned with enterprise goals. This webinar will discuss the challenges companies face when combining top-down KPIs with bottom-up data points, and how to turn them into actionable information.

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Asset Reliability — Get Behind The Scenes At Frito Lay

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Ed Michel,
Frito-Lay

Frito-LayThe food and beverage industry increasingly relies on production assets to push productivity levels to new standards. A key contributor to achieving productivity targets is asset reliability. This session will provide insight into what one world-class organization is doing to achieve their productivity goals.

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Getting Real About Real-Time Cost Management

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Rudy Westervelt (retired),
Kroger

KrogerThe good news is that companies are hiring, as consumer confidence climbs. The bad news is that commodity and energy costs are also on the rise. This session will cover how daily management of operational activities and the use of real-time technology can make a real and positive difference in sustaining growth.

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Supply Chain Strategy: Supercharging Operational Agility

On-DemandFeatured Speaker:
Ken Campbell (formerly),
Heinz & Molson/Coors

Food, beverage and consumer packaged goods companies must link marketing, order execution and fulfillment processes to achieve better demand responsiveness. This webinar will explain the challenges management faces in striking an optimal balance between supply, make, and product delivery requirements.

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