Case Studies

AK Gida Relies on OYSTAR Hassia

March 5, 2014

The dairy producer AK Gida, a subsidiary of Turkey’s largest food group, Ülker, is increasing its cream cheese production capacities.

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Stinky cheese? Not anymore

Cheese plant resolves odor issues

BioAir's EcoBase synthetic media is specifically designed to provide uniform and optimized mass transfer of odorous compounds under a controlled microenvironment.
January 23, 2014

A major Canadian dairy food processing plant recently found itself struggling with odor issues. The plant, which makes a wide range of cheese products for all of Canada, resides in a planned community; careful consideration was given regarding the balance between residential, industrial and commercial usages of the area. Problems with odor destabilized that balance, making local residents and businesses unhappy.  

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Cream-O-Land Dairy Pushes the Limits of Direct Store Delivery Technology with Numeric Computer Systems

December 5, 2013

Cream-O-Land Dairy utilizes Numeric Computer Systems’ eRMS Route Accounting software for electronic data exchange (EDI), to manage and process orders, report truck and driver inventories and more. The robust order-to-cash accounting and inventory management software solution allows the dairy to streamline operations across multiple lines-of-business, distribution centers and the entire supply chain.

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ArchestrA System Platform improves the Production Monitoring and Control System at Woodlands Dairy

December 4, 2013

Humansdorp, South Africa — In these complex times, the supply of primary foodstuffs such as dairy products is subject to increasingly close scrutiny. To stay in business profitably in the dairy industry means the consistent provision of quality products and unswerving compliance with ISO standards. Humansdorp’s Woodlands Dairy is well up to the challenge.

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New plant supervisor is “The Big Cheese” after accelerating tank turnaround times by enhancing CIP

November 13, 2013

Ideal for all dairy tank and vat sizes and applications, the Alfa Laval Sani-SB rotary spray tank cleaning devices are all fully 3-A compliant and provide a faster, more efficient clean than standard CIP processes. 

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Plains Dairy Shifts to Numeric Computer Systems State-of-the-Art DSD/Route Accounting Solutions

November 12, 2013

Nestled in the heart of Amarillo, Texas, sits a state-of-the-art dairy processing facility known as Plains Dairy. From its humble beginnings – run by a single owner and supported by only 70 cows – to operating today as a subsidiary of Affiliated Foods, Plains Dairy supplies hundreds of thousands of gallons of milk each day to customers in West Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and Arizona. The dairy’s product line also includes brewed Red Diamond tea, Tampico punch, Culligan water and fruit drinks.

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Partial demineralization and concentration of whey permeate by nanofiltration

October 22, 2013

DOW was invited to participate in a competitive field trial comparing five Dairy nanofiltration elements available on the market. The purpose was to determine which elements provide the best overall performance concentrating and demineralizing lactose over a period of 12 months. The results show that FILMTEC™ NF245 membrane consistently outperformed the other elements and maintained the highest lactose rejection and highest salt permeability. Additionally, FILMTEC NF245 had 16 percent higher permeate flow than the competition.

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Delkor’s KwikCool unit accelerates chilling process for dairy products

The equipment cuts vents into shrink-wrapped bundles of cultured dairy products, allowing high-pressure refrigerated air to mix with the warm air emanating from the packaged product so the product cools quicker.
August 22, 2013

A new end-of-line piece of equipment developed by Delkor Systems shaves off as much as 30% of the time required for cultured dairy products to cool between packaging and shipping

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Alternative energy

Cheesemaker turns waste whey into energy

A Wisconsin cheese producer is utilizing a two-stage digestion process to convert its high-strength waste to biogas while reducing the cost and liability associated with using land application methods to handle its high-strength wastes.
August 1, 2013

Anaerobic treatment technologies are a cost-effective means of managing high-strength organic wastes, while avoiding expensive treatment costs imposed by municipalities and contending with increasingly strict environmental regulations

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Better than a crystal ball

Dannon analyzes data to optimize forecasting and get product on the shelf

The yogurt maker needs to ensure product availability at the shelf at the right time and minimize waste through optimized forecasting.
June 11, 2013

The yogurt business is a highly competitive $7 billion industry fueled in part by the dramatic surge in demand for Greek yogurt. Dannon is using predictive analytics and trade planning from IBM to analyze shopper behavior, leading to improved predictions on product volume and profitability.

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