The McCue Blog

How to Trim Your Maintenance Budget Without Sacrificing Quality

Posted by McCue Material Handling Team on Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You can get something done fast and cheap, but it won't be high quality.

You can get something done cheap and well, but it's going to take a whole lot of time.

You can get something done well and fast, but it'll cost you.

And all three — good, fast and cheap? Keep dreaming.

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Topics: Material Handling, Facility Maintenance

5 Best Practices for Protecting Warehouse Assets From Employees

Posted by Bill Sullivan on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You ain’t seen nothing yet. No, we’re not talking about B.T.O’s 1974 smash hit in today’s post. That's a phrase we often hear facilities managers use when comparing their employees' track record of protecting warehouse assets. And it never seems to be something good.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips

How to Convince Your Employees Warehouse Cleanliness Matters

Posted by Scott Tierny on Apr 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If cleanliness is next to godliness, it’s safe to say your warehouse is not the holiest of places. The general upkeep of your warehouse is often the first thing a visitor will notice, but it can be hard to convince your employees of the importance of keeping things clean. Taking the time to show your employees the value of warehouse cleanliness will go a long way toward keeping your facility running smoothly. You can get started right away.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance, Warehouse Tips

Innovative Design Tricks to Avoid Product Damage in Your Warehouse

Posted by Amanda Meltzer on Mar 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Like us, you're always on the lookout for new ways to make facilities more efficient. And sure, most of what you've tried in the past has worked out well. But for the next build, you're pushing to try something even better. We're all about that mindset and we'd like to offer some tricks to help.

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Topics: product damage

5 Things Not To Miss at PROMAT 2017

Posted by Valery Miranda on Mar 21, 2017 1:00:00 PM

1. New Industry-Transforming Ideas

At ProMat you will find the best solutions and innovations the industry has to offer. This is your chance to meet, connect and build strong partnerships with providers from around the world. Learn the latest ideas and strategies that are driving the industry to the next level. MHI has gone beyond to make Promat the best experience for your business.

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Topics: Material Handling

Simple Warehouse Etiquette Rules to Implement Today

Posted by Scott Tierny on Mar 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Running a warehouse is tough work. Not only do you need to keep up with the daily production, picking, packing and shipping requirements for your company, but you also have to develop a way for everyone to work well together and respect one another as they move through their days. And all of it has to be done with respect for the product, too, so you don't incur any damages or lost time.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips

5 Ways To Keep Warehouse Employees Safe

Posted by Scott Tierny on Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Protecting employee safety is one of the most important and stressful parts of the job. It's on everyone's priority list, so the forklift operator should value it just as much as you do. But you're the only person in the chain who has to think about constructing a better way from the start — the only person who needs to look at safety on a facility level, often before a warehouse is even completed.

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Topics: Safety, Warehouse Tips

Are You Prioritizing the Right Facility Repairs?

Posted by Scott Tierny on Mar 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You already know that if you don't jump on repair issues, you'll hear about it pretty quickly. The short timelines and high potential costs make prioritizing maintenance requests a logistical nightmare. So what can you do to ensure the most important requests come first and that your organization doesn't lose time or money due to poor prioritization? If you don't have them already, start by creating defined priority levels for requests.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance

The Common Sign Post Is In The Past

Posted by Maeve Greenaway on May 12, 2016 2:10:32 PM

Developing the BumperSign™, McCue spent a lot of time researching various signposts across the country. The more signs we saw, the more we were surprised. How could something so simple cause retailers so many problems? Eyesores, costly repairs and constant maintenance are just a few issues that we identified with the traditional options. Luckily McCue's new BumperSign solves big and small problems of the common signpost.

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Topics: mccue, BumperSign, mccue corporation, sign posts, Parking lots, signposts, parking lot, signs

3 Tips For Surviving #MODEXshow

Posted by Maeve Greenaway on Mar 28, 2016 3:15:12 PM

 

It’s almost here! MODEX 2016 is around the corner and we are beyond excited to see what this year brings to the table. The show will take place in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from April 4th until the 7th and all the lively exhibitor booths will be ready for action, or at least McCue's Booth #3275 will be.

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Topics: FlexCore Bollard, Material Handling, MODEX2016, MODEXshow, asset protection, Pedestrian Barrier, Supply Chain