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?
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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.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Peak production season can be a nightmare. It's the time you need all employees to show up consistently and pull their weight. But reality is often far removed from the ideal.
Friday, January 18, 2019
As manufacturers look for every opportunity to cut costs, one important area to address is equipment downtime. A breakdown, even for just an hour, reverberates through the manufacturing process. It can slow or halt production, leave employees idle and play havoc with just-in-time delivery schedules.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
You spend a great deal of time and money developing unique ideas, products and services. But the more people who know about your plans, the more you risk losing your secrets. To help protect intellectual property (in other words, your vital assets), it's important to require confidentiality agreements.