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Lean vs Automation

Lean vs Automation

Lean and Automation Working Together As production has advanced over the years, the techniques and technology we have at our fingertips to improve the speed and efficiency of the things we do have increased tenfold. On the one hand, a new and deeper understanding of lead times and how various elements of production affect each

Casting Safety 101

Casting Safety 101

Everything You Need to Know About Casting Safety Whether you are casting small items as a hobby at home or you work with large industrial casting equipment, it is important to know how to stay safe at all times. It will come as no surprise that working with or around casting equipment can be very

Lead Time Reduction In Five Easy Steps

Lead Time Reduction In Five Easy Steps

Reviewing Lead Time Reduction Excessive lead times are a huge problem for just about anyone running a production line. Misjudging lead times can be devastating to both your ability to keep up with customer demand and the faith those customers put in your ability to deliver on time. Reducing your lead times allows you to

Mobile Safety Training Management

Mobile Safety Training Management

Key Benefits Related to Mobile Safety Training In today’s high-tech world it is important to make sure you take advantage of all the latest advancements to improve the way your business runs. In places like warehouses, manufacturing facilities, construction sites and other potentially dangerous jobs, there are many improvements that can be made by using

Manual Handling Safety Checklist

Manual Handling Safety Checklist

Manual Handling Safety Review In just about all types of manufacturing, warehousing, mining and other facilities there are many risks that people have to be concerned about. One of the biggest concerns today is manually handling safety. Manual handling is any activity where a person has to actually handle items in the facility themselves, and

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Explained

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Explained

Understanding Total Productive Maintenance Total Productive Maintenance, or the acronym TPM, gets tossed around in Lean and general business circles often enough, but an understanding of the idea escapes most people. In general, TPM has a few different goals. In a quick and dirty sense, these are… To eliminate breakdowns To eliminate small stops or

Injury Prevention Plans – 5 Key Components

Injury Prevention Plans – 5 Key Components

Implementing Injury Prevention Plans All facilities should have injury prevention plans in place for most jobs within the facility. These plans can help identify risks, and plan out what should be done to reduce or eliminate them from the facility. In many places, these types of plans are actually required by law. Whether you have

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention – Disturbing Facts & How to Protect Your Employees

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention – Disturbing Facts & How to Protect Your Employees

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention When thinking about workplace safety most people start by looking at things like fall prevention, hand protection, and other hazards that can cause immediate or severe injury. One of the most common safety concerns in the workplace, however, often gets ignored. This is the risk of hearing loss, which impacts

Eliminating Waste using these 5 Steps

Eliminating Waste using these 5 Steps

Eliminating Waste in the Workplace Waste is a productivity killer. Physical waste gets in the way of your workers and takes up space that could be allocated toward other production activities. And that’s just physical. Waste also comes in a number of different forms that might be outside of the scope of our colloquial, layman’s

Visual Workplace – 5 Strategies that Work

Visual Workplace – 5 Strategies that Work

Implementing a Visual Workplace One of the best ways to improve a facility is to become a more visual workplace. This means that as much information as possible should be conveyed in a visual way. This can be done with signs, labels, symbols and many other things. The reason this is so effective is because

Fatal Traps – 3 Strategies to Keeping Your Employees Safe

Fatal Traps – 3 Strategies to Keeping Your Employees Safe

3 Ways To Help Avoid Fatal Traps In The Workplace In general, workplaces have become safer and safer as time has gone on. It’s to the credit of innovative safety professionals that the fatality rates in our modern workplaces today are far lower than they’ve ever been (hurray!). Unfortunately, as every toddler learns, despite our

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