As winter is approaching, cold & flu season is here and snow and salt will start being tracked into your facility. We want to ensure you have a strategy for purchasing the necessary solutions needed to keep your facilities clean and your employees healthy and safe.
Most procurement teams, or designated purchasing professionals, are tasked with managing several different departments’ needs. There is no way you can be an expert on everything, and that is why we are here to help!
While a few lucky businesses haven’t been affected by labor shortages, most have been hit hard. Skilled labor has become more difficult to find and the “Great Resignation” means that employees are job-hopping to make a dollar or two more an hour. In the past, many companies have ramped up material handling by hiring more people—and, increasingly, that’s not an option.
So how can your facility keep up with the "Amazon effect" -- or pressure to compete with an Industry Goliath -- with limited resources and a smaller budget?
According to OSHA, thousands of workers become ill and dozens die, while working in extreme heat each year. Heat stress can affect anyone, regardless of age, physical condition, or exposure time. To protect workers, OSHA launched a National Emphasis Program whereby the organization will conduct heat-related workplace inspections to help prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities.
When it comes to recycling old batteries and bulbs, many organizations have questions. It can be confusing determining which particular products can be recycled and how your institution should actually go about recycling them.
Telematics has made its mark by turning lift trucks into connected assets. The core features of these solutions include impact monitoring and providing a digital record of safety incidents. The systems digitize safety checklists, rather than forcing operators and supervisors to fiddle with paper records.
According to telematics providers, these solution suites are getting more connected to other systems and providing deeper operational insights through the use of business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools, with the end goal of providing a safer, more productive fleet.
While industries across the country deal with a leaner than ever workforce, having proper safety measures in place for your workers and facilities are critical components of not only preventing injury but also attracting and retaining great talent. There’s an increasing number of demands that must be met in the health and safety realm, giving facilities and safety leaders a heightened awareness in anticipating and solving workplace safety issues by deploying rapid solutions.
We’re entering the coldest time of the year where snow and ice can do serious damage to your facility’s roof if not properly tracked and addressed. Roof damage can cause major issues for your business operations, and procurement has an opportunity to provide their stakeholders with the necessary preventative tools.
Managing inventory levels of all types of products, industrial spares, components, tools and consumables is complex, time-consuming and expensive. There are often thousands of items to manage across multiple locations. Every item takes up space, uses energy and resources and contributes to an administrative headache.