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The McCue Blog

How to Build your Warehouse Safety Policy

Posted by Roxanne Woodiwiss on Aug 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM

As a Health and Safety professional, you've helped design plenty of facilities and always do so with injury prevention in mind. But with this new build, there's a greater task you'd like to get right — creating a full-bodied warehouse safety policy. This can be a tall order, but with help from your entire facility team, a safe and efficient workplace can be created for all. Here's how to get started.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips, Safety

The Best Product Quality Assurance Advice We've Ever Given (or Heard)

Posted by McCue Material Handling Team on Aug 29, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Effective product quality assurance entails more than simply hiring the right people for a job. It requires a commitment to quality at every level of the production process — beginning with the health of your manufacturing facility and the condition of your equipment therein.

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Topics: quality assurance

What are Bollards and Barriers?

Posted by Amanda Meltzer on Aug 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM

In a facility, there's nothing more important than keeping your workforce safe from any and all potential injuries. When heavy machinery operates in close proximity of your employees, damage prevention products should always be leveraged to offer total warehouse protection. But not all products are created equal. Let's take a look at both bollards and barriers and dive into some of the maintenance issues that can arise as these solutions work to create a safe environment.

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Topics: asset protection, bollards, barriers

Attracting Millennial Workers to the Material Handling Profession

Posted by Kate Newman on Aug 17, 2017 2:01:00 PM

The biggest challenge facing the manufacturing industry today involves recruiting and retaining young, skilled employees who are a good-fit for a given position and work environment. In order to accrue an experienced workforce with long-term growth potential, implementing effective recruitment and retention strategies, at all levels of the business ladder, is key. 

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Topics: Material Handling, staffing

Safety Onboarding Best Practices for Warehouse Contractors

Posted by Evan Oswald on Aug 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

We don't have to tell you that the cost of poorly followed safety requirements are incredibly high. You already know that in addition to the hard costs of accidents, such as downtime, higher insurance premiums and employee replacement, your business will also experience soft costs such as loss of morale. One of the best ways to reduce safety incidents is through efficient, engaging onboarding. That's a challenge with your full-time, regular employees, to be sure. But it's an even bigger challenge if your facility uses contractors or temp workers.

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Topics: Safety

Safety First: How Having A Sound Safety Policy Could Save You Thousands

Posted by Evan Oswald on Jul 26, 2017 2:20:00 PM

It's easy to preach "safety first," but unless you've created a comprehensive safety plan that involves conducting routine maintenance, instituting employee training, outlining safety policies and procedural standards and conducting frequent facility "checkups," it's likely that you're not as protected as you'd like to believe.

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Topics: Safety

4 Tips to Keep Your Repairmen on a Maintenance Schedule

Posted by Bill Wehrley (customer) on Jul 21, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Sticking to a quick turnaround time on maintenance projects can be tough when those projects involve coordinating a large group of workers and interconnected tasks. Here's a few tips on how to keep your repair team on a tight schedule without sacrificing work quality.

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Topics: Maintenance Schedule

Improve the Inbound/Outbound Process of Your Distribution Center

Posted by McCue Material Handling Team on Jul 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Maintaining an efficient, safe and organized distribution center is integral to any retailer's success. How can you improve your inbound and outbound order fulfillment process without wasting time or exhausting your resources? To find out, we talked with Sales Account Manager Steve Eggers at Custom Pak, a turnkey supplier.

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Topics: inbound/outbound process of distribution center

What to Know When Updating Your Facility's Protective Guarding

Posted by McCue Material Handling Team on Jul 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Investing in protective guarding for your facility is a smart move — but what do you need to know in order to determine which products will offer the best solutions and ROI for your facility? Here's a guide to making sure you get exactly what you need when it comes to workplace safety, equipment protection and overall product longevity.

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Topics: updating protective guarding

Trends in Distribution Center Design

Posted by Roxanne Woodiwiss on Jul 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When most people think of a warehouse, they picture an unfriendly, cavernous space — but not you. You know that there's opportunity in warehouse and distribution center design. And guess what? You're on trend. Large-scale distribution centers are breaking this stereotype by instituting a variety of cosmetic and functional changes — making them more efficient and worker-friendly.

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Topics: Amazon, Warehouse Tips