There are inefficiencies in every work setting, whether it’s on a factory floor or in an office. Inefficient work can lead to lost productivity, needless waiting and wasted time, and other problems that waste money and lose opportunities.
Less-than-truckload carriers weigh every pallet and catch all mistakes that their customers’ scale
Email, the communication medium that was supposed to make our life easier, has gotten so bad that many of us have become professional email answerers. Some people spend a few hours a day answering email, rather than doing their actual job. But if you can apply some Lean thinking to your email, you can […]
Keep your operator on the forklift with the XT Cut and Clamp.
Lean principles have migrated from the shop floor to the office with great results.
In the Lean Manufacturing environment, Continuous Improvement is an important principle. The term used to convey the continuous improvement philosophy is Kaizen, Japanese for “improvement,” or “change for the better.”
While some companies are swamped during the holidays, other companies’ busy season happens in the spring or summer. In fact, the winter is their slow time, as production drops off and people take vacation. Here are three things you can do to take advantage of your seasonal slowdown.
Tomorrow, most of us will sit down with our family and friends to eat turkey and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. I’m also thanking our business partners, customers, employees and anyone who has helped us be successful.
John Clark, technical director with The Nelson Company, sounded the alarm that freight costs will likely increase through the end of 2014, thanks in part to rising fuel costs, but also because of a shortage of 110,000 drivers per year, starting in 2014.