Periodic Job Observations (PJO)

Job observations enhance quality, promote continuous improvement. To ensure quality and promote quality, world class manufacturing companies conduct daily PJO’s.  Team leaders and supervisors – both with an Operator Instruction Sheet, (OIS), in hand – observe an...

Ergonomics in the Workplace: Setting Labor Standards

Anytime you decide to evaluate improving assembly line productivity – starting with a review of the ergonomics of the work-stations is the always best way to start. Attending to the ergonomics of your work-stations makes analyzing, developing and implementing normal...

Confidence in knowing your Work standards are Fair

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don’t feel worthy, and/or you don’t know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. Developing these skills in your...

Components of a Solution

A healthy workplace is reflected in employee attitudes and heightened worker production standards based upon ergo friendly design tasks, workstations and environment. Attaining visible workplace health remains the most holistic approach to solving workplace and...

American Manufacturing is on the Rise

More and more is being written about on shoring or re shoring, bringing back manufacturing to US soil. How can that be? Is this a fad? Is this the latest “flavor of the month” program management signed up for? What are the reasons why? Why is this happening? The...

A Guide to Staffing Model Development

Staffing Model Development Guide: By creating and using a staffing model, a small business can maximize efficiency by ensuring it is staffed with the right number of people, possessing the relevant skill sets to meet critical business needs at the appropriate time. 1)...

Why Measure White-Collar Work?

Studies on human workplace and task-efficiency and safety have been conducted across the broad fields of industry for centuries. While most people associate work place training for efficiencies as largely a blue-collar necessity there remains equal value...