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December 2012

Check out the December 2012 edition of National Provisioner

OSI China: Blazing a trail

OSI Group celebrates 20 years of business in China, poised to expand its leadership position in the country, as the fast-growing nation demands more protein, as well as top-notch food-safety and supply-chain systems.
In 1982, Sheldon Lavin, current chairman and CEO of OSI Group, embarked upon a trip to China to test the waters for possible business opportunities.
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Preventive Maintenance

Programmable worker safety?

Preventive maintenance software programs are identifying worker-safety issues and helping solve many of them.
Once a basic preventive-maintenance program is in place, tools such as software programs can certainly be used to increase its effectiveness and efficiency, but the onus still rests with management.
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Spare Parts Know How

A ‘part’-icular approach

How MRO and spare-parts inventory management deviates from standard inventory practices.
Have you ever wondered why you can’t seem to get your MRO and spare-parts inventory consistently under control while your other inventory types are well-managed?
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Farm to Plate

Be your own ‘undercover boss’

How blending in on the production floor can help managers understand their employees and operations better.
Historically, the meat industry has been a place where hard work could result in upward movement within a company.
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Advance, but with care

Yield remains the key to cutting and deboning success.
Companies that supply equipment for the cutting and deboning process are always trying to improve their automated lines and the sharpness of the blades they are using in their systems.
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Spray ’n’ wash

New antimicrobial dips and sprays are available to help poultry and beef processors fight pathogens.
Did tougher food-safety regulations lead to advances in antimicrobial applications over the last year?
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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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