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Superfood Provider Finds ERP Supplement

July 12, 2010 6:29 am | Comments

Due to SYSPRO ERP, Genesis actively tracks the flow of orders, so management can optimally distribute support staff, project monthly revenues, monitor back orders and more.

Investigation of the intestinal permeability and first-pass metabolism of drugs in cynomolgus monkeys using single-pass intestinal perfusion.

July 10, 2010 12:38 am | by Biol Pharm Bull | Comments

To clarify the causes of low oral bioavailability (BA) of drugs in cynomolgus monkeys, the experimental method to evaluate the drug permeability and the metabolism in the intestine of cynomolgus monkeys was established. An in situ intestinal perfusion method was performed with...

'Smart' Blending Improves Consistency

July 9, 2010 5:17 am | Comments

As the demand grows for ready-made foods, processors are finding more efficient ways to improve product consistency while gaining an edge on recipe variations.


Protecting the Fleet

July 7, 2010 6:27 am | by JOE LaFERGOLA, Manager of Business & Information Solutions, The Raymond Corp. | Comments

Raymond Corp.'s iWarehouse fleet optimization system reduced impacts by 88 percent, tracked lift truck usage and eliminated paperwork for an OSHA-required pre-operation checklist.

Energy Policy — A Moving Target

July 2, 2010 6:28 am | by DR. ROSALIE LOBER, Biofuels Digest columnist | Comments

Energy is a disruptive technology, meaning new ideas, companies, technologies and processes are globally emerging at warp speed.


Eating the Counterfeit Elephant

July 1, 2010 1:49 pm | Comments

Slowing an industry that costs U.S. manufacturers $250 billion a year is an undertaking that must be tackled bite by bite.

Demand Signals at the Speed of Light

June 29, 2010 12:53 pm | by GLENN STEINBERG, Managing Partner, Global & Americas Distribution Sector, IBM Global Business Services | Comments

For better or worse, we depend on many aspects of demands signals: where they come from, how complete they are, how accurate they are and how fast we get them.

Synergies that Save — Cellulosic Ethanol & Power Plants

June 28, 2010 1:34 pm | by FRANCES WILLIAMS, Novozymes | Comments

Cellulosic ethanol and coal-fired power co-location can result in economic and environmental benefits in the form of feedstock sharing, cost savings and regulatory compliance.


Rising Chinese Currency Will Not Save U.S. Manufacturing

June 25, 2010 12:37 pm | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Chinese wages are so much lower than in the U.S. that, even if there was a significant change in Chinese currency, American manufacturers would still be uncompetitive.

Keeping It Fresh

June 22, 2010 11:35 am | Comments

Fair Market required a cold-storage rack system that could withstand harsh, frigid temperatures, and still provide smooth and even pallet movement. Interroll provided it.

Energy Management Tips for Natural Gas Facilities

June 22, 2010 5:42 am | Comments

After years of struggling with utilities for reliable and affordable natural gas delivery, American Crystal Sugar completed a tariff review and developed creative procurement tactics that protect facilities from future curtailing.

Swedes do Biomass Better

June 21, 2010 6:17 am | Comments

Between 2000 and 2009, biomass power consumption in Sweden grew from 88TWh to 115TWh while oil-based power consumption fell to 112TWh from 142TWh.


A Bittersweet Lesson

June 18, 2010 5:42 am | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor | Comments

Although Imperial Sugar may not be the lone offender of combustible dust crimes, it is perhaps the most memorable.


Don’t Follow Your Nose

June 16, 2010 12:14 pm | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor | Comments

The natural gas explosion at ConAgra’s Slim Jim plant could have been avoided with the use of combustible gas monitors and tighter gas-purging procedures.


More than Hot Air

June 15, 2010 12:51 pm | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor | Comments

Although there are readily available safe alternatives to using natural gas for pipe cleaning, an astonishing amount of power plants still use it, even if it is fraught with potentially far-reaching and unsafe consequences.



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