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...

Why Do We Do It That Way?

The age old story goes…The newly wed husband observes his wife cutting off the end of the ham and throws it away before she places the ham into the tray and into the oven. The husband asks her “Why do you do that?” The wife answers” I don’t know. That is how my mother...

3 Steps to Designing a Work-Measurement Study

Work measurement studies are used to review task performance efficiencies, to review body effectiveness with movements and ergonomics, and to develop ways to code tasks so they can be repeated by others in the same, efficient ergonomic manner, taking almost exactly...

What Does it Mean to be Lean?

When it comes to running a lean manufacturing operation - a regularly overview of lean manufacturing processes should be done in order to update and challenge current processes. For the most effective results - begin with a brief review of long-held beliefs about lean...