Engineering Ask-the Expert Lunch & Learn Session 1: Ingredient Handling/Mixing

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The advent of the “internet of things” (IoT), along with other new and advancing technologies, has provided bakers with new tools for managing, reporting, and maintaining their operations.  This has also created challenges in determining which technologies will provide the greatest benefit.  In addition, COVID has created challenges with bakers and suppliers in determining how to manage factory acceptance tests (FAT’s), troubleshoot equipment, and train their employees.  What are bakeries and equipment and ingredient suppliers doing to overcome these challenges?  How are bakers and equipment suppliers making their systems “more intelligent” for preventative maintenance, remote trouble shooting, and training?  What are the current trends in these areas?

During this session, the team will answer these questions, as well as provide their own perspective on what is considered best practices in these areas.  Please plan to join us:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:15 pm – 12:50 pm CT
Specialty/Focus: Ingredient Handling/Mixing

Dave Watson, The Austin Company

Andrew McGhie, Shaffer Mixers
Luis Vargas, Grupo Bimbo
Jason Stricker, Shick Esteve
Jeff Teasdale, Campbell Snacks