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Innovative strategies and approaches to managing food safety, temperature integrity, and energy cost reduction opportunities in food distribution and warehouse facilities
Featured Speaker: Mark Grimes
Gordon 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.
Mark's presentation will cover:
- Innovative techniques GFS is leveraging to monitor, control and optimize energy costs while meeting the strict food safety standards of their customers
- How to comply with customer demands for real-time visibility into product condition parameters
- How to leverage and integrate islands of automation in warehouse facilities
- How to monitor and control refrigeration and other material handling systems in real time
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On Demand Archive.
||Control System Manager for Gordon Food Service in Wyoming, MI, USA, where Mark has worked for more than 29 years.
||In-depth experience with automated material handling systems and SCADA systems — such as Wonderware® HMI/supervisory package for conveyor and refrigeration control. Plus expertise at specification, equipment, and control system selection for automated distribution centers; temperature integrity monitoring and reporting; and energy conservation analysis of distribution centers.
||Maximo (CMMS), which is deployed at all GFS U.S. and Canadian distribution centers. Also food processing technology and control systems design.
||Family activities (8 grandchildren), playing guitar, and boating on Lake Michigan (when it's calm).