Take a look around. If you've been building up piles of scrap, excess raw materials, obsolete equipment, returned inventory and spare parts, you probably need an investment recovery program.
In the News
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Good old-fashioned paper is continuing to return to the manufacturing process.
If money were not object, you could keep your plant and warehouse so cool that productivity sizzles during hot weather -- rather than employees. But there may be a cheaper option for your company than simply using air conditioning: roof mist cooling.
The death of a worker at an industrial site, together with an OSHA fine for a serious violation of safety precautions, highlights a critical safety issue your company cannot afford to neglect: Work areas need to be kept dry.
Monday, July 2, 2018
It's a build-to-order manufacturing environment and that means frequent changeovers in your production line. And each time you make changes to produce a new item, you suffer significant downtime.
But there may be ways to shave time off those non-productive periods. These four suggestions have proven to buy manufacturers time:
Your company probably has security systems in place to prevent theft of computers, machines and products, yet you may not be doing enough to safeguard your customer lists, new product designs and marketing strategies.
If you're like most manufacturers, you don't track order-processing. Yet focusing on this performance metric can identify operational inefficiencies that are cost-cutting opportunities.