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How a Daily Workplace Board Will Increase Productivity June 13 2017

What is the purpose of a scoreboard in a sports game? If the action is taking place on the field or court, then why are the fans interested in looking away and at a scoreboard? The reason is because that scoreboard provides important information about the game in one swift glance. Fans are able to quickly see who is in the lead and how long it will be until victory...

Why Quality Management Matters May 30 2017

When choosing a favorite company or product, consumers are concerning themselves with the final outcome. However, there are a multitude of factors that go into creating a quality product, and much of that creation process comes down to quality management. If the management of an organization is of high quality, the products will follow in the same fashion. Quality management adheres to a company’s principles and standards, making it the...

Why Happy Employees are the Backbone of Your Business May 18 2017

Without people, you have no business. Not just from a customer perspective, but also from a business building and employee perspective, as well -- people are the core of every business. When you choose to make people, not profit, the center of your business efforts, the rest will naturally fall into place successfully. No matter how much technology progresses, there is no denying that nothing can replace the good ideas...

Safeguard Your Workers with a Color-Coded Warehouse Floor May 01 2017

Using a color-code for organizing and differentiating your warehouse or office workspace help you to stay Lean and attentive to 5S, but did you know that it is actually a requirement, by law? OSHA has specific requirements for color coding your facility for safety regulations; investing in Mighty Line tape for marking your floors and organizational areas is much more than just a visual tool! You can safeguard your workers...

How Keeping a Personal Kanban Can Keep You Accountable April 18 2017

We've spent a lot of time in past posts talking about the Japanese business management concepts behind 5S and kaizen. Another useful personal management tool from the Japanese, kanban, is a simple visual aide to help you organize, prioritize, and track your tasks. Kanban is translated to “sign” or “signboard.”The purpose behind creating a kanban is to show your work in progress, your work yet to be touched, and the...

Recycle Your Way to a More Lean Workplace March 28 2017

Recycling is one of the most important aspects of the first 5S pillar, Sort. This pillar is dedicated to setting your workspace up for success by clearing away unnecessary or unused items. Part of this process includes organizing your work area to have proper receptacles for disposal, recycling, or reassignment – the last of which is just another form of recycling in itself.Of course, recycling programs are more than just...

The Best Way to Humanize Your Business March 17 2017

Without people, you have no business. Not just from a customer perspective, but also from a business building and employee perspective, as well -- people are the core of every business. When you choose to make people, not profit, the center of your business efforts, the rest will naturally fall into place successfully. No matter how much technology progresses, there is no denying that nothing can replace the good ideas...

Create a Culture of Opportunity Out of Workplace Mistakes March 03 2017

Try as we might, it is impossible to prevent all mistakes from happening. Whether it is human error or a mechanical error, there will always be a possibility of a mistake -- and that mistake will occur at least once.It is flawed logic to try to strive for absolute perfection. Not only is this an impossible goal to reach, but there is no chance to improve if there are no...

Find the Best Mobile Apps for Organizing Your Team February 13 2017

With the constant growth of mobile technology, there is a seemingly never ending sea of apps available to help people increase productivity. These tools can be used to help you manage your work schedule, social schedule, and your home schedule with ease.In an attempt to streamline these different schedules through the use of a productivity app on your mobile phone or tablet, you are using the principles behind 5S and...

Use Mighty Line Floor Tape to Maximize Your Money January 30 2017

Whether you like it or not, you must maintain a certain level of organization to your warehouse floor. According to OSHA guidelines, the warehouse floor must be marked with their specific color code scheme. This is absolutely crucial for every workplace, so the corresponding colors will translate for all workers in the space -- whether they work in your warehouse on a daily basis, or they are a temporary contract...

Create a Culture of Safety in 2017 January 19 2017

There is a lot of emphasis placed on company culture, corporate culture, safety culture, lean culture... But what does this all mean, and why is it such a big deal?Culture, in a nutshell, is the working environment. This can apply to the more broad core values of your organization, which will ultimately trickle down to the inner workings of the company; it can also be applied to the work relationships...

Thought Leadership to Start 2017 With a Bang January 03 2017

“”Keyword: “thought leadership”Category: LeadershipMeta title: Thought Leadership for a Great 2017Meta description: This year, take the time to implement leadership tips into your management strategy. Have a brighter 2017 with these leadership tips!Content body:As 2016 comes to a close, it is the time to seize your management strategy to streamline your business in 2017. Using the right thought leadership tips to bring your team closer together, making for smoother business,...

Destroy 7 Workplace Wastes with Lean Management Tools December 30 2016

Do you know how much money your company is throwing away on a daily basis? Between the physical labor and time spent, the unnecessary materials wasted, and the resources misused to complete extraneous tasks, it is crucial for you to identify the waste in your business. Using lean management tools, you can albeit destroy these wasteful situations altogether.The resources, time, and materials spent that are not bringing value to customers...

5 Reasons Your Warehouse Needs the Collision Sentry Warning System December 15 2016

Forklifts are both necessary and powerful tools for the warehouse environment. With the technological advances that have come with the industrial workplace comes the Collision Sentry warning system. Acting as a traffic light for both the operators of the forklift and for the pedestrians on the warehouse floor, this warning system adds a new level of safety to employees – and to your business.Why does your warehouse need a Collision...

How Can Your Workplace Prevent Forklift Accidents? December 08 2016

Some of the forklift accidents in that video may have aroused a chuckle from you. A few of them were obviously not very serious, though they were very messy. Some, though, were much more than a little inconvenient; some looked downright disastrous.You may be shocked to find that a whopping 34,000 emergency room injuries in the United States every year are a result of forklift accidents. As many as 20,000...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About 5S November 08 2016

In a cutting edge world where every company is striving for innovations to save money and increase efficiency, it is important for leaders to stay up to date on the best ways to stay ahead. 5S is a systematic approach to organization that will set your business on a path to productivity unlike anything you have seen. Whether you are already familiar with the 5S system or are just being...

Lean Warehouse Tips with Mighty Line Floor Tape October 31 2016

When working to make your workspace more lean, it is absolutely crucial for everything to have a “home” within the office or lean warehouse environment. Everything having its own space to occupy means that items will always be easy to find, and you and your team will waste less time searching for the tools necessary to complete a task. At the end of the day, this is the defining element...

3 Great Resources for Learning About Lean October 25 2016

There is a lot of information out there about 5S, what it is, and how it will benefit you and your company to implement this system of organization. Beyond knowing the roots of 5S, there is so much more beyond the basics to learn before you can find exactly how to make this system work for you. Thankfully, there are quite a few 5S and Lean management experts sharing their...

7 Quality Control Tools You Can Use to Increase Profits Now September 30 2016

There are many ways you can help your organization to become more customer friendly, while simultaneously staying lean and becoming more cost-effective. In fact, you can pay attention to the seven quality control tools outlined by Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, famed Japanese organizational theorist, and lead your team to increasing profits overall.Ishikawa defines “quality control” as the “developing, designing, producing, marketing, and servicing products and services with optimum cost-effectiveness and usefulness,...

Successful Companies Using 5S Today September 13 2016

The 5S workplace organization system was first implemented in Japan as a way to streamline and maintain an efficient work space. The standardization process is broken down into five pillars; in English, the pillars translate to sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain. Using 5S pillars will take your business to new levels of efficiency.5S is most famously implemented by Toyota in Japan, but many western companies are following their lead...

Follow the Law, Use Mighty Line Tape to Color-Code Your Facility August 25 2016

Using a color-code for organizing and differentiating your warehouse or office workspace help you to stay Lean and attentive to 5S, but did you know that it is actually a requirement, by law? OSHA has specific requirements for color coding your facility for safety regulations; investing in Mighty Line tape for marking your floors and organizational areas is much more than just a visual tool!How do you know what color...

Preparing Your Team for Workplace Violence July 20 2016

While unfortunate, it cannot be ignored that gun violence is on the rise. At the Floor Tape Store, we believe in being prepared for every situation possible. Workplace violence is a reality of today’s society, and you need to take every precaution you can to ensure you’re doing everything you can to preserve the safety of your employees.No one ever thinks it will happen to them, but you don’t want...

Be Safety Inspection Ready All the Time July 05 2016

Workers are entitled to certain health and safety standards; they are protected by the OSHA Act. Being safety inspection ready means always protecting your employees -- something that will save you big money between fines from OSHA and overturn as a result of unhappy or injured employees. Your employees will feel valued and safe when your business practices focus on attention to safety inspection readiness.What can you do to make...

When should you buy Mighty Line Dots and Footprints? June 22 2016

We all know Mighty Line has the most durable and reliable floor tape for your warehouse floor marking needs, but there’s a lot more to marking your floors than just plain bold tape. You’ll want to start by drawing a diagram of your warehouse floor to get a real understanding of where walkways, aisles, and exits will be. Doing this simple beginning step will tell you how much tape to...

How to Make People the Center of Your Business June 06 2016

Without people, you have no business. Not just from a customer perspective, but also from a business building and employee perspective, as well -- people are the core of every business. When you choose to make people, not profit, the center of your business efforts, the rest will naturally fall into place successfully. No matter how much technology progresses, there is no denying that nothing can replace the good ideas...

Using 5S Management to Take Your Workplace from Functioning to Efficiency June 01 2016

When you’re learning the 5S management ropes, there’s a lot more to it than just knowing the pillars. How you use those tools makes all the difference. 5S is not just a system of organization; it is a business model that affects every aspect of your company, from manufacturing to customer satisfaction.The true aim of 5S management is to maximize efficiency on every level by creating less clutter and building...

A More Empowered Workplace in 4 Simple Steps May 10 2016

The word “empowerment” means to give official power or authority. Many workplaces stress empowering their employees on paper but don’t really integrate it into company culture. Empowering your employees is not optional in a lean workplace dedicated to maximum efficiency. Under lean management, empowered employees will have certain qualities that others who are more dependent on their management to make all the decisions will not develop. In a lean workplace,...

How Does Going Lean Impact the Customer Experience? April 22 2016

The customer experience is unquestionably one of the most crucial aspects of great business. Without loyal customers, your company will falter and get lost among competitors who can deliver faster, easier, and be happy doing it. If you really want your business to thrive, customer service should always be your first focus in developing your business management strategies. It is for this reason that you need to keep the goal...

No Time? No Money? No Problem! How You Can Get Floor Tape With a Zero-Dollar Budget September 09 2015

Whether you like it or not, you must maintain a certain level of organization to your warehouse floor. According to OSHA guidelines, the warehouse floor must be marked with their specific color code scheme. This is absolutely crucial for every workplace, so the corresponding colors will translate for all workers in the space -- whether they work in your warehouse on a daily basis, or they are a temporary contract...

Quality Management: 5 Quick and Easy Steps September 02 2015

When choosing a favorite company or product, consumers are concerning themselves with the final outcome. However, there are a multitude of factors that go into creating a quality product, and much of that creation process comes down to quality management. If the management of an organization is of high quality, the products will follow in the same fashion.Quality management adheres to a company’s principles and standards, making it the specific...

Take These Easy 5 Steps to Instill New Habits in Your Team August 26 2015

Though there are some conflicting numbers about exactly how long it takes to form a new habit, science has found that it takes a little over two months to make a new routine into a fully-formed habit. In any organization, the habits that employees have define the day-to-day operations of the company.To create a business dedicated to continuous improvement, it is beneficial for organization leaders to encourage employees to implement...

Practicing Lean: Learn How to Fail Successfully August 19 2015

Try as we might, it is impossible to prevent all mistakes from happening. Whether it is human error or a mechanical error, there will always be a possibility of a mistake -- and that mistake will occur at least once.It is flawed logic to try to strive for absolute perfection. Not only is this an impossible goal to reach, but there is no chance to improve if there are no...

What Do Floor Tape Store Customers Have to Say? August 11 2015

It can be easy to get led astray when you’re talking to a salesperson. Anyone with a product worth anything knows the key points to hit when selling their product, and they know how to read you to be able to properly determine what points will sell best to you. Even here at the Floor Tape Store, you can read all of our positive content and speak to the professionals...

Solve Your Problems the SMART Way August 04 2015

rying to solve a problem, the best way to find the root cause is to state the issue in a clear, concise way that describes what needs to be addressed. Rather than covering up the problem with a Band-aid solution, it will be beneficial for you and your organization in the long run if you identify the underlying issues that are causing problems.However, this is not always as easy to...

Savings by the Numbers: Why You Should Choose Floor Tape Over Paint July 27 2015

In every organization looking to be more Lean, saving money is one way to measure success. What’s more, a Lean workspace is one that has visual cues for safety. The place to start, of course, will be with marking off your warehouse floor. Armed with the color coding guidelines from OSHA, you must now face the big decision: will you mark your floor with paint or with Mighty Line Floor...

Why Should You Choose the Mighty Line Two Roll Starter Pack? July 22 2015

Every single day, more companies are turning to Mighty Line Floor Tape for their floor marking needs. Not only is floor tape easier to lay and remove than the old ways of painting your warehouse floor, but Mighty Line Floor Tape comes in every color needed for following OSHA floor tape marking requirements.Right now, you can try out Mighty Line Floor Tape through the Floor Tape Store. Before, the process...

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month: Make Your Warehouse More Eye-Aware July 20 2015

According to the CDC, there are about 2,000 job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment in the United States every day. Of those 2,000 injuries, about one-third are treated in a hospital emergency rooms, and more than 100 of the injuries resulted in the loss of at least one work day. Shockingly, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that about 90 percent of these eye injuries are preventable with the...

3 Go-To Resources About 5S July 02 2015

There is a lot of information out there about 5S, what it is, and how it will benefit you and your company to implement this system of organization. Beyond knowing the roots of 5S, there is so much more beyond the basics to learn before you can find exactly how to make this system work for you.Thankfully, there are quite a few 5S and Lean management experts sharing their wealth...

Standardized Visual Control Tape – It's the Law! June 19 2015

Not only does using a color-coded system for organizing and differentiating your warehouse or office workspace help you to create a more Lean environment, but it is also the law! OSHA has very specific requirements for color coding for safety regulations, so investing in Mighty Line colored floor marking tape is more than just a visual tool – it is a law!            What colored tape should you be...

Learn the 7 Quality Control Tools to Increase Your Overall Profits June 18 2015

There are many ways you can help your organization to become more customer friendly, while simultaneously staying lean and becoming more cost-effective. In fact, you can pay attention to the seven quality control tools outlined by Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, famed Japanese organizational theorist, and lead your team to increasing profits overall.Ishikawa defines “quality control” as the “developing, designing, producing, marketing, and servicing products and services with optimum cost-effectiveness and usefulness,...

8 Steps to Creating Your First Value Stream Map June 17 2015

What is a value stream?By definition, a value stream is comprised of all of the steps required to take a product from raw material all the way to the customer. There are a few ways you can look at your value stream; the most well known value stream is the “call to cash” stream, which measures from the call you receive from your customer to order your product or service...

5 Types of Office Waste to Eliminate for Maximum Efficiency June 16 2015

Lean management does not only apply to a warehouse or factory setting, though it is much easier to measure lean improvement in those industries. Still, you can apply lean management processes to an office environment, if you and your team put the extra time and attention into kaizen – fostering continuous improvement.The best way to improve your office environment through lean management is to catalog the common types of waste...

How to Use Marking Tape to Make Your Warehouse More Lean June 15 2015

When working to make your workspace more lean, it is absolutely crucial for everything to have a “home” within the office or warehouse environment. Everything having its own space to occupy means that items will always be easy to find, and you and your team will waste less time searching for the tools necessary to complete a task. At the end of the day, this is the defining element of...

Using Visual Kanban for Personal and Professional Management June 11 2015

We've spent a lot of time in past posts talking about the Japanese business management concepts behind 5S and kaizen. Another useful personal management tool from the Japanese, kanban, is a simple visual aide to help you organize, prioritize, and track your tasks. Kanban is translated to “sign” or “signboard.”The purpose behind creating a kanban is to show your work in progress, your work yet to be touched, and the...

6 Best Mobile Apps for 5S May 25 2015

With the constant growth of mobile technology, there is a seemingly never ending sea of apps available to help people increase productivity. These tools can be used to help you manage your work schedule, social schedule, and your home schedule with ease.In an attempt to streamline these different schedules through the use of a productivity app on your mobile phone or tablet, you are using the principles behind 5S and...

Lean: It's All About the Customer May 19 2015

The implementation of a Lean culture in your workspace is often stressed because of its cost effectiveness for your business. Not only will there be less waste involved, from time waste to physical waste, but there will be more time and attention for you and your employees to dedicate to your customers. After all, your customers are the pillar that holds up your business.Ultimately, every action that takes place in...

Visual Workspace: Getting a Status at a Glance May 13 2015

What is the purpose of a scoreboard in a sports game? If the action is taking place on the field or court, then why are the fans interested in looking away and at a scoreboard? The reason is because that scoreboard provides important information about the game in one swift glance. Fans are able to quickly see who is in the lead and how long it will be until victory...

3 Steps to Creating a Culture of Safety May 12 2015

There is a lot of emphasis placed on company culture, corporate culture, safety culture, lean culture... But what does this all mean, and why is it such a big deal?Culture, in a nutshell, is the working environment. This can apply to the more broad core values of your organization, which will ultimately trickle down to the inner workings of the company; it can also be applied to the work relationships...
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