Employers should be aware of the dangers excessive heat has on employees. Hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with summer months, however, certain jobs can have extreme heat all year round, like foundry and boiler room work. Physical exertion coupled with heat and humidity can cause more than just discomfort. These variables can lead to a number of heat-related illnesses, some of which can be very dangerous. Make sure you know the signs of heat stress and how to prevent it.
"The grass is always greener on the other side." It turns out this common proverb even rings true in the debate over whether purchasing operations benefit from centralized versus decentralized management.
If your company isn’t set up to accommodate a centralized purchasing structure, you probably long for the leveraged pricing that your current decentralized approach may never achieve.
If your company has a centralized structure, you probably lament the compliance challenges you face. After all, you may have built relationships with local vendors and prefer to continue those over using a vendor that 'corporate' suggests.
In reality, both vantage points are correct: Both decentralized and centralized purchasing structures offer benefits and disadvantages. Here's why.
May 21st is International Diversity Day, as such we wanted to reflect on the importance of supplier and spend diversity, and how diversifying your supplier portfolio is both ethically and financially a sound strategy. It is no secret this is an impactful and strategic value-driver but it is often hard to speak to exactly why or what benefits an enterprise can take advantage of by purchasing in this way. We leaned on the experts at procurious to help us elaborate on this specific topic through a recent article they published.
Maintaining relationships with multiple vendors can be tricky, especially when you have different vendors servicing different locations. There are several key benefits to consolidating your suppliers that will make purchasing less complex.
“What is Ergonomics?”
Ergonomics comes from two Greek words: Ergo: meaning work; and nomos: meaning laws – So ergonomics, literally, is the study of work laws.
A common way of defining ergonomics is “Fitting the job to the worker rather than fitting the worker to the job.”
Technology is responsible for bringing about many of the changes the manufacturing industry is currently experiencing. Each day, it's becoming more evident that business processes will soon be primarily technology-driven and that technological trends will impact different sectors of manufacturing and supply chain management.
Below are nine of the major technological innovations and practices that are predicted to redefine commerce and greatly impact the future of supply chain planning – as well as logistics and supply chain management and the manufacturing industry.
The uptick in mobile and remote work over the past several years has changed the footprint of today’s workplace. With fewer employees working 9 – 5 in the traditional office setting, the need for rows upon rows of cubicles has fallen by the wayside and the open office floor plan has become the new norm. No longer reserved exclusively for tech-startups, open office spaces present a new workplace dynamic. With fewer physical walls in the office, boundaries are naturally broken down and conversations between teams can become more natural, free-flowing and collaborative.
AR and multilingual content in manufacturing can help solve specific challenges related to the manufacturing industry. Read how the use of AR and multilingual content can create an efficient, lean and agile manufacturing processes resulting in more productivity, compliance and safety.
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Finding the right person to join your team can be a tough search. The job description may list technical skills and required work experience, but every candidate brings their own combination of interests and capabilities that might serve the position best.