Barcodes 101 What do they mean and how can they help us?

By Bill Craycraft | January 30, 2020

Barcodes 101 What are they, how can they help us, and why we should make the investment 1D. 2D. UPC. Datamatrix. PDF417. Code 39? All very confusing! If there is one common request for assistance that we receive from many organizations, it usually centers around “barcoding”. The terms, methodologies, and capabilities are a foreign language…

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5S + Relocation = WIN!

By Bill Craycraft | August 16, 2019

The Benefits of Upgrading Your Company Relocation with 5S   Relocations and expansions are tough work. One tool we use to lighten the workload is 56S. More on the 6 later. 5S is a Lean Six Sigma tool that has its roots in lean manufacturing from Japan. It formalizes the old adage of “A place…

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Troubleshooting-What is your organization type and problem solving style?

By Bill Craycraft | August 12, 2019

What is your organization type and problem solving style? Manufacturing Method Machine Materials Man Service or Merchandising Process Process Process People   Regardless of business type, all require some form of troubleshooting, process enhancements, or continuous improvement. Being mindful of the order in which you approach troubleshooting can have a very dramatic effect on the…

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