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ISO 14000: What It Is and How It’ll Help You Save Your Business (and the Earth)

ISO 14000

The world as we know it is teetering on the brink.  Since the 19th century, the Earth’s average surface temperature has risen by 2.12 degrees Fahrenheit. Glaciers deplete while oceans get warmer and rise to new, unprecedented physical heights. Average …

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Health, Safety, Environment, & Quality (HSEQ): What It Is, Why You Need It, & How to Manage It

14 people die every day from workplace injuries. The average number of days a worker needs to take off due to workplace health issues is eight. One of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions comes from industrial and commercial …

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Shipyard: Things To Consider

By a Submariner Machinist Mate  What is a Shipyard? Shipyard is an area designated for the purpose of building and repairing ships. The U.S. has 115 ships related to foreign commerce, 296 military ships and 124 shipyards. 124 shipyards to …

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Ship Repair: Digitizing It

By a Submariner Machinist Mate The earth is about 70% water, yet more people have traveled by plane than those who traveled by cruise ships for vacation. This is measured by revenue at $328 billion vs $35.5 billion respectfully.  Why …

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Muda: What It Is & How to Easily Remove Waste In Essential Processes

Muda What It Is & How to Easily Remove Waste In Essential Processes

Waste (aka ‘muda’). It’s something that we just don’t like. From waking up too late and feeling like we’ve wasted time, to wasting food (us Americans waste over 150,000 tonnes of food each day), to walking along a street that’s …

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Kaizen Event: How to Go About Continuous Business Improvement Like a Pro

kaizen event

As modern-day humans, we relish self-improvement. It’s why each New Year — and in many cases each quarter, month, or even every week — we set ourselves goals so we can become better, bolder people. But improvements, of course, aren’t …

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How to Create a Safe & Happy Workplace with a Risk Assessment Template

Risk Assessment Template

What do BlackBerry, BP, Target, and a large engineering company have in common?  All four organizations failed to assess risk and as a result, suffered hugely (I’ll be divulging the gory details later).  But, BlackBerry, Kodak, Target, and the large …

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Process Design: What It Is, Why You Need It, & How To Get It Right

What is Process Design

Flat-pack furniture instructions. Do you follow them to a ‘T’ or leave them in the box?  Although it takes me twice as long, I never have the right tools at hand, and I always have to re-build parts – I …

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Manufacturing Processes: How to Truly Take Control of Factory Floor Operations

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Nobody expected a world-changing pandemic to happen in 2020.  If we did, we would have prepared better. Especially those of us who play a fundamental part in supply chains — like the manufacturers, whose essential items and products need to keep …

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Time = Money. How to Save Both with Workflow Analysis

Save time and money with Workflow Analysis

Wasted time. How much time do you spend sitting in traffic? Attending unnecessary meetings? Searching for lost documents? Or using outdated, slow, and difficult systems?  There is nothing worse or more harmful than wasted time. Companies lose 20-30% of revenue …

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