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Lean Manufacturing for the Monkeys?

Lean Manufacturing for the Monkeys?

I had an amusing read this morning.  A young Seth Godin acolyte named Luke Rumley wrote an article titled “Lean vs. growth” on his blog last week, stepping on some thin ice regarding his views on Lean. Almost immediately, Rumley inadvertently provoked the online lean gods, who sent down efficient thunder and waste-free lightning via

Mike Wilson | September 17, 2012 | Lean | Lean Manufacturing



How to Ensure Workplace Safety

How to Ensure Workplace Safety

The importance of workplace safety cannot be underemphasized. The annual injuries and fatalities resulting from work related accidents continue to raise eyebrows. Worse still are the long-term debilitating effects that exposure to various hazards in the workplace has on employees. Some of these illnesses and deaths go unreported as they happen years after the employee

Mike Wilson | September 17, 2012 | Safety Solutions | OSHA, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


Thermal  Label Printer Reviews : Brother Barcode Label Maker

Thermal Label Printer Reviews : Brother Barcode Label Maker

When your company requires a label maker capable of producing thermal-printed barcodes, the Brother™ QL-1060N might be one that will do the trick. With a 4″ wide printhead, it is a great option for printing both shipping and barcode labels.  It offers an auto-cutter, which slices the label after it is done printing.  According to

Mike Wilson | September 14, 2012 | Safety Products | Arc Flash, Barcoding, Industrial Label Printers, Label Makers, Labeling, Thermal Label Printer



Label Maker Software Aids in More Effective and Efficient Marketing

Label Maker Software Aids in More Effective and Efficient Marketing

Identification is one of the very important elements in marketing and product building. Whether you are operating a small venture or you are into large business operations, creating a name and establishing identification is a needed factor in order to guarantee success. Due to this, a great number of companies are allotting budgets to acquire

Mike Wilson | September 14, 2012 | Safety Products | Industrial Label Printers, Label Makers, Labeling, Safety, Workplace Safety


How Safe is Your Workplace?

How Safe is Your Workplace?

On MySafeWork.com, author Jessica Di Sabatino, whose brother was killed in a workplace accident, writes about some of the working conditions for employees in some of the Chinese-based factories that supply iphones and ipads for Apple.  Although she is a fan of Apple and its sleek, stylish electronic products, Di Sabatino calls them out on

Mike Wilson | September 13, 2012 | Safety Solutions | Workplace Safety



Arc Flash Analysis Software Gets Upgrade in ArcAd v5.0

Arc Flash Analysis Software Gets Upgrade in ArcAd v5.0

ArcAdvisor.com recently added new options to their highly-popular arc flash analysis software.  According to ArcAd, in version 5.0, the following features have been added to its already robust selection of analytical tools: 1. Circuit protection device filter was implemented in main program screen by make it easier locating the upstream protection device by manufacturer name

Mike Wilson | September 12, 2012 | Safety Products | Arc Flash, Labeling, Safety


Is Lean Too Elitist?

Is Lean Too Elitist?

The Lean Edge, a website which touts itself as a “dialogue between business leaders and lean authors” offers some neat perspectives of lean, and inspired me to write an article about a post by Tracey Richardson.  She talks about the lean term, nemawashi,  which she says means “prepping the soil” or “digging around the roots” in

Mike Wilson | September 12, 2012 | Lean | Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing


Safety Advisor Blames Unsafe Situations, Not Operator-Error

Safety Advisor Blames Unsafe Situations, Not Operator-Error

I read an interesting article today about safety by Mari-len De Guzman on Cos-Mag.com, an occupational safety e-magazine for Canadian manufacturers. At the CSSE (or, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering) conference in Niagara Falls this week, Los Alamos National Laboratory safety expert, Todd Conklin, spoke about how many manufacturing and industrial companies look at safety

Mike Wilson | September 12, 2012 | Safety Solutions | Workplace Safety