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Employee Engagement is Key Topic at Pepperidge Farm Plant Tour

Posted by David Brousell on Oct 21, 2014

Campbell3.jpgMembers of the Manufacturing Leadership Council gathered at Campbell Soup’s 611,000-square foot Pepperidge Farm plant in Denver, PA, last week to see how the state-of-the-art facility makes such iconic brands as Milano cookies and Goldfish crackers and also to discuss a pressing industry issue – how to create a culture of employee engagement.

The event, co-hosed by the ML Council and Eric B. Fidoten, Vice President, Global Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Excellence, at Campbell, and a member of the ML Council’s Board of Governors, enabled Council members to observe the often-complex processes used at the plant to produce bread, rolls, cookies such as the Milano brand, and Goldfish crackers.

From preparing the basic dough used in the bakery products to cooling finished cookies as they made their way down a vast production line, Council members witnessed what was at times the operation of a highly automated facility. At other points of production, however, the process had the personal touch of workers manually inserting rolls or cookies into the special Pepperidge Farm bags that are so familiar to consumers.

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