Any company that carries inventory needs a well-thought-out warehouse space with efficient storage, and space for shipping and receiving. Workers who know where things are and where things need to be stored, who work in safe conditions and whose needs are considered in the warehouse layout are likely to make fewer mistakes and have less accidents. The items you’re warehousing determine the exact layout of a warehouse, but you can set up almost any warehouse by following a few steps.
The Floor Tape Store - 3 Steps to Creating a Culture of Safety: There is a lot of emphasis placed on company culture, corporate culture, safety culture, lean culture... But what does this all mean, and why is it such a big deal? Culture, in a nutshell, is the working environment. This can apply to the more broad core values of your organization, which will ultimately trickle down to the inner workings of the company; it can also be applied to the work relationships and processes eac
Using Visual Kanban for Personal and Professional Management
We've spent a lot of time in past posts talking about the Japanese business management concepts behind 5S and kaizen. Another useful personal management tool from the Japanese, kanban, is a simple visual aide to help you organize, prioritize, and track your tasks. Kanban is translated to “sign” or “signboard.”
The Floor Tape Store - Using PDCA Problem Solving to Stay Lean: What is PDCA? PDCA is a problem solving process used by nearly every industry following Lean management principles, from manufacturing to healthcare. PDCA stands for plan, do, check, act. This four step process originated in the 1930s at Bell Laboratories before being popularized by post-war Japanese industries; this all eventually gave way to the modern day kaizen approach.