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SafetyTac Armor Tape Withstands the Most Extreme Environments

SafetyTac Armor Tape Withstands the Most Extreme Environments

Manufacturing plants and large facilities that demand a lot of forklift and vehicular traffic to conduct business, require a floor tape that will withstand the rigorous and constant movement over the plant floor.  SafetyTac Armor Tape has been tested and used at major car manufacturers and some of the largest most extreme environment manufacturing facilities

Lean Metrics + Process Improvement = Success

Lean Metrics + Process Improvement = Success

When discussing the term “metrics” or “performance metrics,”we are referring to the approaches businesses take to gauge or measure performance. Metrics are often used to determine whether a company is or isn’t making its objectives and goals and often serves as a platform to identify areas in need of improvement. However, it is important to

New Product Development: Potential Pitfalls

New Product Development: Potential Pitfalls

Generating new ideas and creating new product is often exciting, yet a bit daunting. There are many unanswered questions along with new product development (NPD) and with that also comes a strong sense of vulnerability when introducing it onto the market. Some common concerns include: Will people like the product? Will the product function as

Help Your Business GO LEAN!

Help Your Business GO LEAN!

These days you may be hearing a lot talk regarding “going lean” and “implementing lean practices,” what does this truly mean? When a company implements lean practices they are essentially looking at all areas within the company, evaluating processes, searching for new ways to streamline and improve current processes, all while striving to create a

Is it Really an Operator Error or Something Else?

Is it Really an Operator Error or Something Else?

Let’s face it, there are many situations in which products are used either incorrectly or just simply don’t meet an intended need appropriately. Would you agree that this is due to an operator (customer) error? Or do you believe it is due to a process defect or product discrepancy? All too many times, operators are

Reflective Tape

Reflective Tape

When putting together a safety plan for a factory, warehouse or other facility it is important to start by looking for ways to prevent accidents.  It is no surprise that many accidents are the result of people not realizing they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or just not being able to

Safety Tape

Safety Tape

Safety tape is one of the simplest, yet most effective, ways to improve the safety of your manufacturing facility.  In fact, it is so effective that it is one of the highest recommended options for increasing safety in the 5s certification standards.  There are many different places where this type of tape can be used

Quality Begins with the Design and Process

Quality Begins with the Design and Process

The term “quality” is somewhat ambiguous in nature as it means differing levels of satisfaction to different people. However, even though acceptable levels of quality vary widely from person to person, one thing is for sure, when a person purchases a product to meet a specific need he or she expects the product to fulfill

Pipe Labels

Pipe Labels

What are pipe labels and why are they necessary? Well, even though the use of pipe labels may seem like a minor detail in the grand scheme of running a warehouse or industrial work setting, they are actually an essential component needed to help ensure the safety of employees. Pipe labels are also often referred

Going Lean: IKEA style

Going Lean: IKEA style

For those of you who have not experienced the splendor of IKEA, right now is a great time to learn some helpful and effective facts regarding their lean tactics and safety style. IKEA is a Dutch-based retail company that originated in Sweden back in 1943. Through the years IKEA has proven itself to be one

Six Sigma Certification: What’s it Worth?

Six Sigma Certification: What’s it Worth?

Six sigma is an innovative way of operating that incorporates a set of strategies that aim to improve the processes conducted within a business. It was originally developed in the early 1980’s and has been a well-received tactic to help save businesses valuable time and money as well as improve processes and overall production tremendously.

10 Tips for Finding the RIGHT Safety Signs for your Business

10 Tips for Finding the RIGHT Safety Signs for your Business

Many businesses need and even require the use of safety signs to warn employees and customers of potentially hazardous areas. However, the task of finding the right signs to portray the right message, along with finding a reputable company to provide the signs may be more difficult than originally intended. We are here to ease

Motorola’s Six Sigma Program

Motorola’s Six Sigma Program

Six Sigma has been around in the U.S. since the mid 1980’s and was originally developed and implemented by the Motorola Company. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with six sigma, it is essentially a set of strategies and tools that are implemented to enhance processes conducted within a business or organization. Six

Arc Flash Analysis Software

Arc Flash Analysis Software

It is the legal duty of any factory’s management to make sure that it protects its employees from the dangers of arc flash. Most importantly, they need to comply with the OSHA industry standards which among other things, require that the management conducts a proper assessment of the arc flash hazards within and around the

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