Warehouse Floor Marking Tapes for Safety

Improving warehouse safety is something that requires quite a bit of planning and effort. There is no one thing that you can do to get the results you need fast. Instead, you should look at a variety of different options and implement the ones that will give you the biggest improvements. Of course, even smaller improvements to warehouse safety can be very important. One thing that you can do to make improvements in this area …

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Improving Material Handling with Floor Markings

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Material handling is a common activity in most facilities. Any time a material needs to be moved from one place to another there is a risk of it being damaged, lost, or have other problems. In addition, moving things around can also make them less organized if it isn’t taken care of properly. While it is not possible to eliminate the need for material handling entirely, there are things that can be done to reduce …

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Choosing the Best Floor Marking Method

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When planning a new floor marking strategy for your facility, you will want to choose the best method for your facility: tape or paint? Although the default option for in the past has been paint, advancements in adhesive tape technology make floor marking tape a preferable alternative to floor paint in many industrial facilities. Industrial floor paint Floor paint has been a standard for floor marking for decades now, but it can require more resources …

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Virtual Signs for Visual Communication

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Improve Visual Communication with Virtual Signs Creating a visual workplace can help your facility to improve safety, reduce waste and generally help everything run much more smoothly throughout the day. In most situations you can use things like floor signs, floor marking tape, wall signs and more to convey clear and helpful messages to anyone working in the area. There are times, however, when it is impossible to use these options. Whether it is because …

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There is Always Two Groups of LEAN Stakeholders – Leaders and Employees Affected by the Change

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The Lean Six Sigma strategies require that many things in a company are changed. These changes are designed to help make improvements, but unfortunately, they don’t always occur overnight. Many people on leadership teams focus on the long term benefits of a given change, without really considering how it will impact employees immediately, or what type of push-back there may be. Managers often mistakenly think that they can just force these changes through, since they …

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What is OEE?

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OEE is an acronym that you’ve likely heard used quite a bit if you work in or around manufacturing facilities. It stands for Overall Equipment effectiveness, and it is a hierarchy of metrics that is used to help evaluate how effectively a specific manufacturing operation is being utilized. It was developed in the 1960’s by Seiichi Nakajima, who based this series of metrics on the Harrington Emerson School of through on labor efficiency. To put …

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Is it Time for Your Safety Audit?

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As you face yet another year as a successful business owner, it’s time to take stock of your company’s safety components and make tweaks where necessary. The new year is always a great time to perform a safety audit — it’s a time for resolutions, beginning anew, tackling new challenges and gearing up for a productive 12 months in 2014. Keeping your employees safe is key to running a business, not to mention it keeps …

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Implementing and Using a Visual Management Board

In many workplaces there will be several different projects going on at the same time. Whether this is creating a variety of different products, or working on services for multiple different customers, it can quickly get confusing and overwhelming. What makes it so hard is that in many cases, each project will be using multiple different people to get it done. These individuals are not assigned exclusively to a single project, so their time has …

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JSA – Job Safety Analysis Explained

Keeping everyone in a facility safe is extremely important for all workplaces. In many cases, the responsibility of workplace safety falls on one person, or a group of people. This is a great way of allowing the individual or group to focus specifically on safety improvement, rather than just having that as a secondary responsibility of other people such as area managers. One of the most important, and useful tools that a safety manager has …

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Go Lean and Increase Customer Satisfaction

Some may not be knowledgeable of the history of Lean or the amazing ways to use it to take satisfied customers to astounded customers. Every company and business requires certain amount of paperwork; however, do not get lost in the numbers. Some head honchos forget that numbers translates to real people with real concerns and emotions. Although business is complex; the concept of LEAN manufacturing is not. Common sense seems to escape the daily mind …

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