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Optimizing Target Weights for Foods and Beverages (CPG574J)

Presented by: Steven Wachs
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60 minutes
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Understand the Factors Affecting Target Weight Decisions for Food & Beverages, Maximize Profitability and Achieve Compliance

So-called “slack fill” litigation is on the rise. If your company packages and labels food and beverage products, you need to understand how to maximize profitability while complying with government regulations regarding net package contents. Food manufacturers and packagers are always searching for that optimal balance. Consistent overfilling to minimize risk is inefficient and sacrifices profitability, while aggressive filling practices result in significant risks of noncompliance with net contents regulations, which can lead to potential penalties, loss of reputation and impaired customer relations. Statistical process control and process capability methods may be utilized to determine optimal targets for product fill weights or volumes for a given process. Subsequent focused efforts to minimize variation will allow the target to be further optimized, resulting in less waste without compromising risk.

Join expert speaker Steven Wachs in this webinar that illustrates the use of Statistical Process Control and Process Capability methods. If your company needs to optimize product target weights while minimizing overfills, you likely risk noncompliance with a raft of government regulations. This webinar will help you learn methods for reducing excessive variability and achieve optimal results while maintaining compliance.

Training Objective

  • U.S. Regulatory requirements for net contents of foods (NIST Handbook 133)
  • Estimating the risk of noncompliance
  • Assessing process stability
  • Process capability
  • Z Values and proportion non-conforming
  • Determining target weights
  • Process optimization

Session Benefits

  • Understand the factors affecting the target weight decision
  • Determine the tolerable risks of under-filling and the costs of over-filling
  • Estimate the proportion of non-conforming product
  • Understand process stability and process capability concepts
  • Determine and justify targets for product weights
  • Understand methods for process optimization

Who Should Attend

  • Personnel involved in product/process development and manufacturing
  • Manufacturing personnel
  • Quality & process engineers
  • Plant Operations personnel
  • Plant management
  • Quality management
  • Personnel utilizing data to make decisions and improve processes
About Our Speaker(s)

Steven Wachs | Reliability Analysis SpeakerSteven Wachs
Steven Wachs has 25 years of wide-ranging industry experience in both technical and management positions. Steve has worked as a statistician at Ford Motor Company where he has extensive experience in the development of statistical models, reliability analysis, designed experimentation, and statistical process control.... More info

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