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Can Custom Packaging Save You Money?

on July 7, 2018
In manufacturing, there are many tough decisions to make about efficiency. As consumers grow more accustomed to immediate gratification and attention to aesthetic detail, businesses constantly have to evaluate how to comply. With advancing technology, managers are never short on options. However, comparisons must be weighed heavily to determine the...

Warehouse Emergencies: Be Prepared

on June 28, 2018
We did a series of articles in honor of National Safety Council’s designation of June as National Safety Month. This featured several aspects of safety. The month kicked off with emergency preparedness, which includes severe weather (we wrote this about it.) The topic covers much more than that, though, and...

Accommodating Aging Forklift Drivers

on June 26, 2018
As the National Safety Council focuses on driving for National Safety Month, we look at the driving that is most common in a manufacturing environment: forklifts. Of course, forklift safety is likely front and center at your facility as it’s one of the most dangerous jobs onsite. However, the aging...

Wellness for Warehouse Workers: Why, What, How

on June 14, 2018
Have you tried to bring a corporate wellness program to your warehouse only to have it fail? Here’s why it didn’t take, and why you need to keep trying. It’s week two of National Safety Month, and NSC’s focus has moved to wellness. This is a particularly interesting topic for...

Falls Still #1 Work Injury – Protecting Warehouse Workers

on June 14, 2018
For warehouses and manufacturing, week three of National Safety Month (NSM) – preventing falls – is particularly relevant. When you get into work-related injuries, these industries top the charts in reported incidents. Falls top the charts in frequency of all reported work injuries. So preventing the most common injury should...

6 Products that Need Custom Foam Packaging

on May 29, 2018
Protecting your goods during shipping is more than keeping parts intact. It’s building relationships and a reputation. If you ship any of these 6 things, consider whether custom foam will improve your business. Foam packaging comes in numerous forms, from pouches to custom-fit. It’s a bigger expense than other kinds...

Emergency Preparedness in your Warehouse: Weather

on May 22, 2018
June kicks of National Safety Month, which focuses on “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities” (according to National Safety Council). Every week, NSC highlights a different safety topic, and the first one is emergency preparedness. This is an...

Who and What Benefits from On-Demand Manufacturing?

on May 19, 2018
Between evolving technologies and lean strategies, it makes sense that manufacturing would adopt an on-demand model. It’s known to unite the best of other models, like the streamlined operations from just-in-time, and the waste minimalization of lean. On-demand manufacturing specifically supports the shorter life cycles and mass customization we see...

What’s Jacking up Your Export Shipping Cost

on May 19, 2018
Exporting goods means you have a lot of extra factors to consider for your shipping. Not only are you dealing with size restrictions for two kinds of transportation, but also compliance and other regulations that apply to international cargo. If you don’t know what to expect, you can encounter surprise...

Why manufacturers should care about national blood pressure month

on May 8, 2018
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure is clearly an epidemic as heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Still, you may think this is a pretty random topic for manufacturing managers. If so, here’s what you don’t know: Manual labor increases...