Gary MintchellControls & automationDesign for competitive advantageOne thing frustrates me greatly when I’m talking with many packaging machine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). They are so drilled into thinking that their only competitive advantage is low price that they don’t look for other ways to add value to their products.December 12, 2012HomeRe-thinking machine designI’m fascinated by the evolution of machine design and engineering.September 12, 2012Controls & automationSay hello to the 'manufacturing line'Welcome to the second edition of Process2Packaging, presented by PMMI, Automation World, and Packaging World.June 16, 2010Primary packagingMaking chocolate candy fasterAdding a little automation to the mix makes a chocolate candy process machine happier while eliminating a very boring job.June 16, 2010HomePutting it all togetherIntegrating the processing line with the packaging line combined with information management makes life easier for customers of these OEMs.March 10, 2010Controls & automationSustainability gains in machine and process opsSustainability isn’t only about the amount of packaging materials we can keep from the solid waste stream. There are opportunities in machine and process ops, too.July 2, 2008Controls & automationMake2Pack and PackML making inroads at P&GDeveloping machine-control standards that can be widely—if not universally—agreed upon is an activity that remains near the top of P&G’s to-do list.March 2, 2008Primary packagingInformation solves wine bottling problemsIt takes more than engineering skill to solve some packaging manufacturing problems. People skills help, too.November 30, 2005HomeJam plant integrates packaging and processingIntegrating the packaging and processing areas of manufacturing proves to be anything but a sticky situation at this Oregon jam and jelly plant.August 31, 2005Materials & containersSoftware solutions save the dayCheesemaker Tillamook of Oregon wanted to avoid product recall problems. Fruit packer Pri-Psagot of Israel needed accurate data tracking. Both devised software solutions.May 31, 2005Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesCoding, printing & labelingDigital Printing Drives Case ProductionWhen you make one-of-a-kind whiskeys the way Rabbit Hole Distillery does, it helps to have a corrugated supplier whose capabilities are remarkable in their own right.WorkforceHennepin Technical College Awarded Packaging World, PMMI ScholarshipSustainabilityPersonal Care Startup Selects Plastic for Reusable Deodorant CasePEI 2022PACK EXPO International 2022 Innovations ReportSponsor ContentQuality starts here with Hummingbird®.