When it comes to software implementations and upgrades, all eyes are on the budget for the project. "Do we need to spend this much? Consultants and experts are so expensive, I'm sure we can cut some corners and work through the issues ourselves..." Is the biggest cost to the project really the budget, or is it the disruption to your business when things go wrong? https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/warehouse-fulfillment-rent-the-runway-delays/563979/ #progressdemandschange #
Who is more important to your business, your customers, or your vendors? So many companies say the customer is the most important part of their business. If they didn’t have customers, they wouldn’t succeed, so they spent countless hours and dollars appeasing the customer. They offer customer appreciation days, guaranteed deliveries, special discounts because the customer asked, and the list goes on. “The Customer is Always Right”. I think we all know by now that is not tr
Summer might have ended for students and parents across the country but the sweltering heat still lingers. The Dog Days of Summer are officially here - that time of the year when the mercury rises and the days tauntingly creep by. In ancient Greek times, the Dog Days were ushered in when the brightest star, Sirius, and its accompanying constellation, Canis Major, (Greater Dog) was highest in the sky. It was a time of year that brought extremes of drought, sudden thunderstorms
How much did that guy pick?!? Is he pulling his weight? Is he making me money? Is employee performance management about tracking productivity, or about making your employees more productive? I think I can hear some of you saying, these are the same thing. I disagree, and here’s why. Employee productivity is a metric. It is a measure of how many widgets did Sally pick. It is a blind metric, in that it doesn’t care how many interruptions she had, or if she had to stop and he
Too often, sacrifices in workplace safety and health are made in the name of cost-savings or misplaced assurance that “an incident will never happen here.” Safety professionals offer recommendations that fall on deaf ears, are met with blank stares, or are brushed off as unimportant, extraneous matters. So forget about best practices, employer responsibility, or even laws and regulations that stipulate safety requirements. Let’s talk money. Rather than categorize safety inves
What makes going to work easier on the employee? Many employers offer all sorts of amenities to their employees to ease the work-life balance Recently this article was shared with me. Reading it all I could think was how amazing this would actually be if more places offered this service.
When I was a new nurse the hospital I worked for was really fancy and new. Working there was lovely. The hospital had an amazing cafeteria, coffee shop, nurses lounge, and even a concierge
Morning! We are just a month into the summer of 2019. Although the temperatures are hot, it’s been cool to spend some time with my son on his quest to compete at the next level in athletics. He has been playing football since the 4th grade and will be entering his junior year of high school in the fall. He was fortunate enough to be invited to several elite college football camps this summer. His high school 7 on 7 team qualified for a trip to the Texas State Championships
Toddlers mispronounce many a word while first developing speech, and larger words like "feridgerator" or "breakfixt" are personal favorites of mine. As well is "fire stranger." This one may not jump out at you, but even though as an adult you can now pronounce "fire extinguisher" the statistics show you still can't use one. They're everywhere right?! As they should be, since international fire statistics show that 95% of all fires are found to be extinguishable if the correct
Do you follow a field of dreams mentality, “If you stock it they will come”? Hoping that by just having the inventory available someone will buy it? Or do you try a minimalist approach, stock the bare necessities, and everything else is special order? We are continually challenged to provide better customer service, while at the same time reducing costs. When talking about inventory, improving customer service usually means improving order fill rates and on time deliveries.
Keeping on topic with ASW’s focus on National Safety Month, I wanted to expand on a recent article that the ASW team discussed this week. The article, “Seeing Safety in a New Way,” was featured in Safety + Health, a publication by the National Safety Council Congress & Expo (click here to access). In summary, the article stressed the important role visual literacy can play in cutting through the “noise” that compounds our ability to identify hazards, perceived risks, and open