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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?





Barcoding deploys 2,500 new handheld devices for United Rentals

December 15, 2015

Barcoding, Inc., a provider of supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, announces the successful deployment of 2,500 new handheld devices across North America for United... Read more about Barcoding deploys 2,500 new handheld devices for United Rentals

Choosing Interlake Selective Pallet Racks

November 24, 2015

Mecalux was founded almost 50 years ago in Barcelona, Spain. With a 2,150 square foot work space, Mecalux set off to produce light shelving. Due to its innovation, advanced technology and broadening of product lines, the company quickly spread... Read more about Choosing Interlake Selective Pallet Racks

Taking a conscious approach to your hiring practice

November 17, 2015

Many companies—from multinational mega-corporations to neighborhood markets—are still using outdated hiring techniques. Clinging to the ways of the past when constructing a workforce leads to high turnover,... Read more about Taking a conscious approach to your hiring practice

10 ways to keep winter from winning

November 13, 2015

While some of you will bask in a relatively mild winter, others will share a collective grimace with me when we see the flakes start falling. I have already worked in snow a couple times this fall. Unarguably, the winter weather makes our job... Read more about 10 ways to keep winter from winning

Four ways you’re paying for training . . . Whether you know it or not

November 11, 2015

Every company pays for training. You can either pay for it up front or you pay for it through poor results at many times the cost of doing it right. People don’t think about it this way, but maybe they... Read more about Four ways you’re paying for training . . . Whether you know it or not

Eight Steps to Maximize Your Managerial Delegation Effectiveness

November 2, 2015

One of the great things about being a manager is that you can delegate various types of tasks to other people instead of having to do them yourself. This may sound like a rather cavalier statement, but it’s true. As a manager, to do your job... Read more about Eight Steps to Maximize Your Managerial Delegation Effectiveness

HOW TO QUOTE MEZZANINES AND WORK PLATFORMS

October 30, 2015

Mezzanines and work platforms are an affordable way to increase floor space when building an addition or relocating to a larger facility is not an option. Mezzanines can vastly increase warehouse efficiency by allowing for utilization of... Read more about HOW TO QUOTE MEZZANINES AND WORK PLATFORMS

With used racking come new headaches

October 22, 2015

Up to 25% of used rack can be unusable due to missing or mismatched parts, damage from fork truck impact, improper use, shipping, handling, or disassembly-reassembly

To cost efficiently store parts or product, it is not uncommon... Read more about With used racking come new headaches

How to quote a selective/structural pallet rack system

September 25, 2015

Selective/Structural Pallet Rack Systems are fabricated using hot-rolled structural steel channels for both the cross beams and upright frames. They are strong and rigid and designed to be used in the drive in / drive thru pallet storage... Read more about How to quote a selective/structural pallet rack system

Case Study: Hospital System Uses Akro-Mils Products to Improve Patient Care Through New Supply Chain Practices

September 16, 2015

Can a medical supply room reorganization significantly affect patient
outcomes? The University of Chicago Medicine thinks so. That idea was the focus of a major initiative to improve the academic medical center’s supply chain... Read more about Case Study: Hospital System Uses Akro-Mils Products to Improve Patient Care Through New Supply Chain Practices



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