All day the workers in your facility are on your floor, working on it, stepping on it, running machines on it, storing equipment and inventory on it, possibly driving necessary vehicles across it. With all of this heavy use, it can be easy to overlook, and dangerous to ignore, necessary precautions.
When you take good care of your roof, you are making an investment in your building. Roof leaks can lead to structural damage and can harm the products and materials inside your facility. While some damage is visible at the roof surface, the untrained eye will miss larger, more costly issues to repair, such as hail damage or moisture in the insulation layers.
Accidents happen. Even the most diligent, safety conscious plant managers or safety officers have experienced an incident. Which means your safety program has to be “always on.”
On average, there are more heat related fatalities per year in the United States than any other weather event. There are even more heat-related illnesses. According to the National Weather Service, heat accounts for 130 victims per year, the only weather event to reach a triple digit 30-year average.
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.
Women in the workforce are not only gaining ground in 'nontraditional' roles, but are also more educated - they are poised to extend their footprint across the entire U.S. Labor force. Understand the implications of the narrowing gender gap with these key statistics from the United States Department of Labor.
Developing alignment with your internal stakeholders can be difficult, take a lot of coordination and be complex. Stakeholders tend to think procurement is not focused on finding the right solution with a partner they can trust, but rather focused only on expense management. Procurement however is much more strategic in their approach and goals. In order to begin alignment with end-user stakeholders procurement needs to start with the right discovery questions.
These 6 questions will help procurement take the lead in starting the conversation.
Millennial women are taking the workforce by storm. According to Inc.com almost 60% of all college students are women, demonstrating a growing gender gap in higher education - the so-called "ticket" to a high-paying job. A recent U.S. Census Bureau analysis shows that as more young women obtained college degrees, delayed having children, and joined the workforce, they edged out millennial men for better-paying jobs.