Are You Standing on a Burning Platform?

As the new year begins, it’s time to take stock of what went well in the past year and make plans for the next one. At some point, many companies look to the future and find that what got them here won’t get them there. In other words, doing more of the same won’t help […]

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Lean Journey in 2020

Have you been planning to go lean for a while, but haven’t quite accomplished it? As the start of a new decade, 2020 is the perfect time to make the transition. Here are five things you can do to set your organization up for success. 1. Read a book Start the year off right by […]

Purdue University Northwest Awarded 2019 Mark C. Garvey Scholarship

This article first appeared in Packaging World. The PMMI Foundation, in cooperation with the Garvey Corporation, has selected Purdue University Northwest as the recipient of this year’s $5,000 Mark C. Garvey Scholarship. PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, supports packaging education at U.S. colleges, universities and technical schools through the PMMI Foundation. The […]

Garvey’s Top 5 Articles of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we’d like to thank you for reading our blog this year. We’ve enjoyed sharing our perspective with you on throughput, efficiency, production constraints, and other topics we hold near and dear. In case you missed any of them, here are our top 5 articles of 2019. We wish you […]

2020 trends in packaging equipment

Top Packaging Equipment Trends for 2020

It’s trends time! That fun part of the year where we all look into our crystal balls and try to predict what the coming year might bring.  We’ve been scouring the major packaging publications to see what the experts think. Some of our favorite predictions so far include an emphasis on sustainability, the rise of […]

When It Comes to Your Cold Chain, Are You Part of the 44.6%?

Every year, sales of temperature-controlled drugs, like vaccines, make up a larger part of overall pharma industry growth. In 2016, cold-chain drugs and biologics accounted for about one-quarter of global biopharma sales. In 2022, they’re expected to increase to one-third. According to Nick Basta, editor of Pharmaceutical Commerce, “The rule of thumb for many years […]

With Throughputs Increasing, Processors Focus on Efficiency

Earlier this year, we examined the results of Food Engineering’s State of Food Manufacturing Survey from 2014 to 2018. It will probably come as no surprise that automation was the top trend in each of the five years. Facing the need to expand production while dealing with a dwindling workforce, processors have been scrambling to […]

When to Use an Infinity Vs a Bi-Flo Accumulation System

If you’re considering adding accumulation to your production lines, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward maximizing your throughput. Now, the big question is…”What type of accumulation?” At Garvey, we offer two main lines of accumulation systems, our InfinityTM accumulation tables and our Bi-FloTM accumulation tables. Both of these lines will increase your productivity by […]

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You’re Not Supposed to Walk on It, But…

In our several decades of visiting manufacturing plants, one thing we’ve learned is that the way equipment is used in the real world can be much different from what we expect when we’re designing it. Call it “off-label use.” For example, has an operator or maintenance worker in your plant ever walked on one of […]

Workplace Stress in Manufacturing: What’s Accumulation Got To Do With It?

On this blog, and in our interactions with prospects and customers, we typically focus on how our equipment helps manufacturers increase their throughput. This shouldn’t come as a surprise — as makers of accumulation tables, throughput is our bread and butter. But, recently, we learned that lower-than-desired throughput isn’t the only challenge our accumulation systems […]