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The McCue Blog

Keeping Production Volume Up

Posted by Bill Sullivan on Sep 19, 2017 12:57:36 PM

You know what it's like. You catch the inkling that things aren't moving as quickly as they should be. Your numbers aren't quite adding up. Unless you know there is a specific cause of a dip in production volume — such as a planned staff shortage, an identified supply chain issue or a machine failure — the numbers will likely concern you and force you to take a step back to ask:

Is Your Production Volume Plunging?

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Topics: Warehouse Tips, production volume

4 Ways Modular Protective Products Add Functionality to Your Facility

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

Making the switch to modular protective products can improve your efficiency, protect the safety of your staff and revolutionize your maintenance efforts. Here's how:

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Topics: Material Handling, Facility Maintenance, modular

3 Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your Manufacturing Facility

Posted by Bill Sullivan on Sep 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM

When you're engineering the mechanical infrastructure of your manufacturing facility, there are a few ways to ensure you build a functional and efficient model. Here's how:

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What is Protective Guarding?

Posted by Evan Oswald on Sep 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM

You may have heard of protective guarding, but what is it? And what can it do for your facility? Here's everything you need to know to be an instant expert.

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Topics: protective guarding

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: Safety, Warehouse Tips

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