One of the most nerve-wracking experiences in a manufacturing executive's career is when an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) inspector shows up at the door and says something like: "We received a complaint and we'd like to take a look around."
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
No matter how careful your manufacturing company is, accidents and injuries can still happen. When they do, responding properly is an important factor in keeping your Workers' Compensation insurance costs under control. Here are six steps to take in the event an injury occurs:
Friday, May 24, 2019
American law has long granted trademark protection to the shapes of products and containers. Perhaps the most famous example is the instantly recognizable Coca-Cola bottle, which is almost as important a trademark as the soft drink company's stylized name logo. (Trademark protection for the product shapes and containers should not be confused with the safeguards afforded by design patents).
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Do you ever get an uneasy feeling that your purchasing system is out of whack? Are you concerned that expenditures are being made on your company's behalf that would never meet with your approval?
Thursday, April 25, 2019
If you're like most manufacturers, your on-time delivery rate could use some improvement. While it's most critical in a "Just in Time" environment, it's an issue for every manufacturer in terms of building customer satisfaction and maintaining a competitive edge.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
It's a rare business owner who doesn't want to lift profits, reduce the cost of holding inventory and boost cash on hand. Two of the smartest, cutting edge ways of managing stock can help you do that -- the "just in time" and "accurate response" systems.
Friday, March 29, 2019
By law, all manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers must notify the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) if they obtain information that reasonably supports the conclusion that a product: •Fails to meet mandatory consumer product safety standards. •Contains a defect that could create a substantial hazard to consumers. •Creates an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
In the ever-expanding global economy, nothing about suppliers or distributors can be taken for granted. As illustrated by the numerous high-profile recalls that have occurred, manufacturers outsourcing to foreign countries must maintain quality control in their supply chains.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
In many manufacturing plants, a parts room occupies considerable space, uses non-value-added staff and takes employees away from their jobs to get the supplies they need
Thursday, February 14, 2019
There's no doubt about it: Business has gone international. New electronic and logistical technologies have narrowed distance and time, and trade agreements have opened markets. And manufacturers are in a good position to venture into the business of exporting.