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Fig. 1: ConAgra's Hock on OEE's relationship to labor costs
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Free tools for CPGs to calculate OEE benefits

ConAgra continuous improvement chief spearheads the introduction of the OEE Opportunity Calculator and the OEE Validation Calculator, free from AIOE.
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Schneider's Canna presents ProAdjust
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Automated changeover for better CIP

Schneider Packaging demonstrates an automated solution for adjusting processes and boosting OEE for new or retrofit applications.
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How to calculate Overall Equipment Effectiveness: A practical guide

OEE Overview and Efficiency versus Effectiveness.
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For the first time, Ossid brings its new OEE software tool to Pack Expo

Ossid demonstrates how the real-time data on availability, performance, and quality gathered from the OEE software tool can help operations personnel improve overall profitability. The tool is designed for the company’s Windows based weigh-price labelers and in-motion case-weight scales.
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From good to better to best practices

Do you have the best perspective for searching for best practices?
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Lean: new concept that's old to packaging

“What’s old is new” is a truth that doesn’t only apply to fashion.
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Top 9 packaging trends for 2013

PTIS shares its thoughts on packaging trends for the new year and asks industry colleagues to submit ideas for the number-one development for 2013.
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Distribution centers lose nearly 3,000 hr/yr on unproductive workflows

Respondents identify packing and loading as having the least efficient workflow. Solutions may include new technology such as faster labelers and bar-code scanners.
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Podcast: Automated OEE tool from Ossid

Ossid is now offering automated Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) software for weigh price labelers. This is a must listen podcast for everyone interested in OEE. Product Manager Mike Alyounes masterfully describes OEE in practical terms and explains how OEE can help packagers reach production goals. Booth # N-3913
Automation Conference: Day 1
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Discrete, Process Automation and Packaging Come Together at The Automation Conference

The first annual Automation Conference, bringing together process, discrete and packaging professionals in one conference, kicked off this morning with keynotes speakers from Boeing and ExxonMobil. The conference runs from May 22-23 in Chicago, IL.

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