According to Gallup's 2017 State of the American Workplace, only 25 percent of U.S. manufacturing employees are engaged, meaning they are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and employers. An equal percentage are actively disengaged. These disengaged employees negatively impact their coworkers and cost employers anywhere from $483 billion to $605 billion each year in lost productivity.
Getting a company with 130 independent locations up and running on a CMMS/EAM system sounds daunting. However, recent implementations by Universal Forest Products across its large, distributed organization prove it can be done. The keys: dedicated leadership, effective training, and standard processes.
GS1 Standards: A Better Trail of Breadcrumbs for Supply Chain Management
By Jack Payne, VP, Product Management & Solutions Consulting
Those who remember the tale of Hansel and Gretel probably recall that they left a trail of breadcrumbs through the woods to help them find their way home. But do you remember what happened to those breadcrumbs? That’s right: Birds ate them and the brother and sister ended up lost.