The art of the Pop In – One of the most valuable things I learned as an employee through years of observation is that boys will be boys at any age, so when I joined the ranks of management I made sure to implement another concept I learned, the Pop-In. You may have heard… Read More Companies Behaving Badly-The Art of the Pop-In
As we had learned in step 3 – Training, even though it is listed as the third step, it is still an extremely important detail to a successful peak season. With that said, this next step, safety is not only just as equally important as training but in fact, they go together hand in hand. Safety is… Read More 5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season – STEP 4
Even though this is presented as the 3rd step in the series, you should never under estimate the impact of training on your operation as it is a very critical element. Training as with communication works best when it’s delivered consistently, concise and with conviction. This goes for all types of training from forklift certification… Read More 5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season – STEP 3
Now that you have Staffing under control, (SEE STEP 1) you can focus your attention on the next important step, storage. Seasonal items are always an interesting collection of flavors, (pumpkin, eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint), new and unusual food products, new electronics and premiere of other household goods, all making their annual appearance. The… Read More 5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season – STEP 2
It’s the beginning of August, those lovely dog days of summer, it’s hot, it’s slow at work and folks are away on vacations. However this is not the time to kick back and relax since before you know it, the seasonal rush for goods and services will be upon you and your warehouse will be… Read More 5 Steps For a Successful Peak Season – STEP 1
When the opportunity presented itself for us to visit a foreign land, we immediately said yes! Taking a trip overseas is so cool since first, it gives you the chance to bore and torture family members and friends with daily posts and pictures on facebook of your travels accompanied with cute anecdotes on interactions with the locals! Second and… Read More Just Putting It Out There – People Are Assets
When I say, inept, mismanaged, archaic, thinking like dinosaurs, behind the times, unimaginative, stuck to the old way, couldn’t think outside the box even if they were litery standing outside the box what quasi government agency comes to mind? For me it’s the United States Postal Service. Now I know It is easy to poke fun at this… Read More USPS Killer Customer Service – Is Killing The Message
I love science. Well, most of science, not a big fan of equations and statistics. However, I love science, even more, when I get the opportunity to apply it to issues going on in my world of warehousing. Science?! In a warehouse? Really?! I think the best way to prove it, is to show you… Read More Sure Fire Ways To Achieve Max Velocity.
“A place for everything and everything in its place”, that’s the mantra Grandma drilled into me daily during the summers I spent with her and Grandpa. All the cooking utensils and hand operated machines in the kitchen were her tools and like any gifted artisan, she created masterpieces with them. She also taught me, in… Read More All I Really Need To Know About 5S I Learned From Grandma
When I was young there was a campaign for reducing traffic accidents with children pedestrians called “Stop, Look and Listen”, before using the crosswalk. That simple philosophy can work just as well in today’s warehouse or manufacturing floor. With that in mind I think you’ll agree a great operator is one who keeps their machine… Read More Stop. Look. Listen.