Food Industry

Michigan Milk Producers Assn.

I’ve worked in and written broadly and deeply in this industry, also specializing in technology from sensors to ERP.

  • Anatomy of a rapid EDI implementation” was one form of a story I created for SaaS supply chain software firm Nulogy, which ran in Food Logistics and Food Engineering magazines, featuring a leading pet-food brand and its co-pack partner.
  • How will your brands manage outsourcing in five years?” is a feature on brand outsourcing strategy with insights from a panel of veterans of major brands. (Contract Packaging magazine)
  • Predictive Analytics Helping CPGs Reach Individual Consumers,” written for FoodOnline, tracked leading food and CPG analytics, aided by Big Data to crack the code of targeting individual consumers. (FoodOnline)
  •  Packaging World’s Food Safety Playbook is a uniquely targeted resource for helping food packagers with compliance. I wrote and managed, from the 100-plus e-book to the landing pages to repurposed content used in multiple news, features and e-marketing campaigns.
  • “Software Puts Your Plant on Fast-Forward:” Software that “lets you ‘TiVo’ your process?” Johnsonville Sausage’s ERP-to-plant data connectivity tools and tricks? And more. (Food Processing)
  • Chocolate, nuts and co-packing success: A profile of $6.7-billion confectionery co-packer Warrell Corp., and its leader, Pat Huffman. (Food Processing)
  • Done deal —  The economics and cost/benefits of used equipment, which benefit both buyers and sellers in a tight-margin business. (Food Processing)
Photo: If you’ve ever bought gravy in a jar, it probably came from this Heinz plant I toured and wrote about.

I’ve covered similar topics and have been operations from food to petro/chemical, pharma, consumer electronics, automotive and other industries. Got a question? Ask!