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The McCue Blog

Use Warehouse Space Planning to Limit Downtime During Renovations

Posted by Scott Tierny on Oct 3, 2017 2:02:00 PM

Renovations are almost always coupled with downtime. It's hard to avoid. But true efficiency means you can make improvements without dragging down the business. You can build downtime avoidance into your plan, if you focus on warehouse space planning. Here's how to start limiting downtime right from the pre-planning phase.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips, Facility Design

Crafting Your Facility Risk Assessment Presentation to Get Results

Posted by Valery Miranda on Sep 28, 2017 10:41:00 AM

When you conduct a risk assessment, you don't want the result to simply be that you've checked the box and done your duty. Instead, you want to engage employees, so that they are able to take charge and work both individually and as teams to promote risk avoidance in the facility.

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Topics: risk assessment

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