Mark Tisdale, Publisher, Food Engineering
The State of Food Manufacturing
Debra Schug, Editor in Chief, Food Engineering
Speaker: Phil Viruso, Vice President of Manufacturing, LiDestri Food and Drink Read Bio
Learn how LiDestri Foods stays competitive through its manufacturing plan and uses innovations to enhance its plants’ capabilities.
Speaker: Christopher W. Miller, Ph.D., NPDP, Founder of Innovation Focus, Inc., past President of the Product Development and Management Association Read Bio
Dr. Miller will take you on an exciting journey from incremental to disruptive innovation along your value chain - consumer, retailer, logistics, you and your supplier. Radical only has the value of the profitable growth it provides to both you and to your customer; Incremental consumes energy and cannibalizes profits. This high energy presentation will start with an examination of the innovation myth and take the attendees through to an examination of the facts in the peer reviewed literature. The good news is that we are better than we think we are at creating profitable disruptive opportunities for our companies. The bad news is that it takes hard work, an intense desire to be good at it and the rigor of a proven and agreed to process.
Speaker: Stewart T. Leeth, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods, Inc. Read Bio
Consumers and retailers are becoming more interested in how food is made. This session delves into the growing importance of traceability, transparency and creating a more sustainable supply chain.
Speaker: Su Rankin, Senior Vice President of Operations, Land O' Lakes, Inc. Read Bio
Continued technological improvements are necessary to stay competitive, but there are always many factors to consider. This session will provide insights into integrating varying human perspectives and processes, illustrated by learnings derived from a major renovation at one of Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s premier cheese plants.
Refreshment Break Stations
Eliminating Foreign Material Contamination with the Van der Graaf Drum Motor
Presented by Van der Graaf
Learn how to eliminate foreign material contamination with the Van der Graaf Drum Motor that requires no sprockets. Designed and engineered to drive conveyor belts in food processing plants where sanitation is paramount.
The Future of Dough Production
Presented by Zeppelin Systems USA
Learn how pre-hydration with DymoMix can save processors on mixing time while also increasing dough production.
Big Data Starts Here - Leveraging MII for Smart Manufacturing with PepsiCo
Presented by Seeit Solutions and PepsiCo
Has your plant reached the digital age? SAP MII helps today’s leading manufacturers run smarter. Big Data connects manufacturing People, Process, and Technology to the extended supply chain, and in real time. Learn how PepsiCo improved manufacturing efficiency and reduced waste resulting in significant dollar savings.