Due to a pronounced decline in product demand and a rise in offshore manufacturing competition, North American and Western European manufacturers expanded their methods and practices to include making the right products, at the right time, at the right cost.
Editor's note: A special AFFI meeting session featured an interview
between Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Editor Bob Garrison and Ron Pillsbury,
vice president of planning, distribution and customer service for McCain
Foods USA. Following are excerpts from that conversation.