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The McCue Blog

10 Reasons ProMat 2015 Is the Material Handling Industries Can’t – Miss Event

Posted by Kate Newman on Feb 27, 2015 9:56:00 AM


The countdown has begun. No really, I am actually counting down to ProMat. I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited to exhibit at a top 100 U.S. trade show in Chicago. I’m the Marketing Coordinator here at McCue Corporation and last year MODEX was the first trade show I planned for my company. The pre-show planning was stressful and at times overwhelming. However, pulling off a successful event was a truly exciting and rewarding experience. Throughout the show I made a number of great connections during networking events hosted by MHI. I learned about the industry sitting in on a few seminars and was able to explore a city I had never been to before. And after a long polar-vortex winter, spending a week in a warmer climate was certainly an added bonus.

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Topics: Material Handling

Damage Prevention Products for the Adaptable Warehouse

Posted by Kate Newman on Dec 3, 2014 3:35:00 PM

It’s that time again—you need to maximize efficiencies, streamline operations and re-organize your warehouse. It’s a process that all facility managers are experiencing with the introduction of new technologies and increasing demands for shorter ship times.

You’ve got a plan and a timeline, and are fully prepared to start reconfiguring the warehouse—when you’re suddenly stopped in your tracks by permanently installed damage prevention products.

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Topics: Material Handling

Warehouse to Workplace

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 25, 2014 5:07:00 PM

According to the Material Handling & Logistics U.S Roadmap  published in January, consumer expectation is rising; the baby boomers are retiring and 67% of manufacturers report a shortage of qualified workers. In order to move forward, the industry has to start making significant changes to appeal to a different profile of people or the gap in the workforce will grow between now and 2025.

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Topics: Material Handling

5 Enhancements That Make a Difference in Warehouse Cleanliness

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Have you ever tried to implement a plan to keep your warehouse clean on a regular basis? If so, you know it’s easier said than done. Floors, aisles and dock areas are filled with debris, dust and dirt. You’re constantly trying to keep up, but it feels like chasing your own tail. What do you do?

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Topics: Material Handling

Shock Absorbency Matters—Start Preventing Workplace Injuries in Your Facility

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 3, 2014 11:39:00 AM

"No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people."
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
 

According to OSHA, more than 145,000 people are working in over 7,000 warehouses. Unfortunately, the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. To limit potential hazards, we must begin to look at protection with an entirely new approach, one that combines total facility planning and thoughtfully engineered products.

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Topics: Material Handling

Cyber Security and Retail: Tips to Protect Your Store

Posted by Kate Newman on Jun 16, 2014 5:00:00 PM

The threat of cyber attacks is growing. Retailers are the most attractive to cyber criminals due to their plethora of consumer information. While retailers are certainly not alone, their cyber security challengers are unique. Cyber attacks on retailers are typically intended to extract consumer financial data. A breach could affect a staggeringly high number of consumers, potentially damaging the relationships thatretailers try to have with their customers.

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Topics: Material Handling

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Warehouse Damage Prevention

Posted by Kate Newman on Apr 18, 2014 2:36:00 PM

After launching our brand new High Traffic Line to the manufacturing and supply chain industries at MODEX 2014—the McCue team uncovered a few tips many warehouse and distribution managers can benefit from.  We had a lot of great conversations, and many of them were based on the same pain points.  To help you master damage prevention, below is our ultimate cheat sheet of tips you may have overlooked. 

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Topics: Material Handling