April 17, 2019

Often times to get ideas outside the bubble of distribution and supply chain that we mostly operate within, I read about innovations in other industries, watch TED talks, read books from professors and mad scientists, and so on. You know, the robot that allows cows to milk themselves when they would like -

April 9, 2019

Our most valuable assets, or our biggest cost?

How many times have you picked up a journal to read a CEO talking about why their company is as successful as it is.  Nine out of ten times the CEO will state the secret to success as being the employees.

We would love to ask those same CEOs about the companies employee turnover rate.  It is surprising how many...

April 2, 2019

April 2019 is the National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This annual campaign seeks to expand awareness on the risks of distracted driving, provide resources for drivers and employers, and make roadways safer by promoting the #justdrive pledge. According to the National Safety Council, nine drivers are killed and 100 drivers are inj...

March 26, 2019

A few things about me.

1. I am married to Andy Weith- founder of ASW Global Consulting
2. I have been an ER and Trauma Nurse since 2006
3. Our family of four used to all travel together (until our oldest was in kindergarten) 250+ days a year

4. I work for ASW Global Consulting and also continue to work as a nurse

5. Andy and I just had our third baby: Mae


March 20, 2019

In the world of big data we live in today, there is an overwhelming amount of “things” that can be measured which can drive continuous improvement throughout an organization.  Sifting through the options of what should be measured can be a daunting task. Are you measuring just to measure or is there actionable data obtained? What if you could have a compo...

March 12, 2019

This topic is a touchy one. You may find it slightly odd to be in a blog from what most would consider a "technology" company. However, we at ASW are about PEOPLE, process and technology, and I see this a quite fitting topic on the wake of our participation in a User Group Conference this week (TUG Connects 2019). I say touchy, as in, how we touch each ot...

March 5, 2019

Visual Management as a Warehouse Improvement Tool

Most companies out there have Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).  KPI’s are a great tool for displaying productivity, efficiencies, and quality.  By displaying this information employees can see how they are doing, and strive to do better.   Sounds like a win to me!

Now what if we could take...

February 27, 2019

There are many responsibilities and initiatives that go in to developing a comprehensive and effective Environmental, Health, and Safety program. However, one area of focus that is often overlooked and underappreciated is record-keeping. Yet maintaining accurate, up-to-date, and accessible records is a foundational component in workplace safety. Not only...

February 19, 2019

We have a saying here at ASW Global Consulting. "Progress Demands Change." It is simple, direct and straight forward. Easy right?


Everyone in business and in their personal lives set some sort of goal at the start of the new year. In January we are motivated to make big changes. The idea of a new process or a big policy is less daunting because it is...

February 12, 2019

Raise your hand if you enjoy spending a weekend counting during an annual physical inventory. I’m confident we would all prefer to spend time with our families.  Conducting a physical inventory involves a great deal of planning to ensure the necessary resources are available. There is also the consideration of additional travel expenses, overtime, loss of...

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