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Arcad’s Arc Flash News

Arcad’s Arc Flash News

We carry Arcad’s arc flash analysis software, and they’re now pushing their latest update — version 5.0, for which they sent us an email the other day mentioning how they got “confirmed to meet NEC, CEC code and IEEE P 1584, NFPA 70E, CSA Z462 standard requirements” and received a certificate of compliance by a

Label Printer Reviews : LabelTac 4 Bumper Sticker Maker (Plus Other Labels)

Label Printer Reviews : LabelTac 4 Bumper Sticker Maker (Plus Other Labels)

  LabelTac brand label printer and bumper sticker maker. One thing that industrial level labeling machines excel at is something that is decidedly NOT industrial in nature – making bumper stickers. Now, don’t get me wrong, a bumper sticker can be a great tool for your business–for marketing to outside vendors and consumers, for inner

Proof in the Pudding : Lean Can be a Great Risk Worth Taking

Proof in the Pudding : Lean Can be a Great Risk Worth Taking

Proving that there is an absolutely great payoff for bringing leaner thinking on-board his reader’s company, “Lean Blog” writer, Mark Graban, discussed lean (more specifically, continuous improvement), the PDCA process, and the need for going to the gemba in his blog post, titled “Lean Effort Pays Big” in a Colorado Springs Hospital.  Via info from

Bumper Sticker Maker : Label Printer Review

Bumper Sticker Maker : Label Printer Review

Bumper sticker maker machine One thing that industrial level labeling machines excel at is something that is decidedly NOT industrial in nature – making bumper stickers.  Now, don’t get me wrong, a bumper sticker maker can be a great tool for your business–for marketing to outside vendors and consumers, for inner safety and promotional efforts

Selling Old-Timers on Lean in Not-So-Lean Times

Selling Old-Timers on Lean in Not-So-Lean Times

The other day, I was consulting with a customer who was designated as his company’s “go-to guy” for implementing lean in their shop.  He wasn’t entirely convinced with the move, questioning, since his company has been doing well for the past 3 decades, why would they need to fix something that isn’t broken?  I asked

Can An Autonomous Environment Truly Exist Successfully?

Can An Autonomous Environment Truly Exist Successfully?

Mark Graben, author of Lean Hospitals and the newly released, Healthcare Kaizen, examines Accountability versus Freedom and their effect on both the education and healthcare industries. Graben refers to an op-ed piece in a recent Wall Street Journal article by Deborah Kenny titled, Why Charter Schools Work. The WSJ article discusses the structural philosophy of

Brother Label Maker Tape Review

Brother Label Maker Tape Review

My company sells label makers.  Granted, they aren’t like the consumer level ones, like the Brother P-Touch brand. WE sell industrial label makers meant for commercial operations, and the label tape we provide with our high-grade printers is of the highest quality.  It is meant for offices, factories, warehouse, and other professional facilities. The other

Someone Started Everything for You?

Someone Started Everything for You?

FoxNews just published an article which quoted President Obama.  In a recent speech he made he said, “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.”  President Obama’s comments might ring foul in some ears, but one thing is definitely true; At some point we all need help on our climb to the

Six Sigma: Can It be Simple?

Six Sigma: Can It be Simple?

With so many business models in the market today it’s often difficult to understand what would be best to incorporate into your operations before it becomes obsolete. Six Sigma, is one to learn and then, to keep around. For over 10 years, the Six Sigma business philosophy has changed the way many Fortune 500’s and

Does the kanban system promote efficiency or errors?

Does the kanban system promote efficiency or errors?

The Kanban system promotes efficiency.  It is not an especially complicated system.  Sometimes, though, we must go back to the most basic basics.  So let’s review the principles of the Kanban system.  Nipon Ekanaronqpun describes Kanban this way in his article What Is The Kanban System for Lean Manufacturing?: The word ‘Kanban’ comes from a

Label Maker Reviews : Brother (PT-65) P-Touch Labeling System

Label Maker Reviews : Brother (PT-65) P-Touch Labeling System

When I look around the internet for reviews of competing brands of label makers, I can’t help but be constantly reminded of the Brother company.  They are one of the industry standard brands for consumer-level labeling machines. Their PT-65 model is another home/hobby variety of labeling machine, and I don’t think it’s in the same

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